Jordan Breal

A Fort Worth native, Jordan Breal is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and joined Texas Monthly in February 2005. As the magazines resident travel writer, she spends most of her time on the road in search of Texass most interesting sights, best hotels, and notable eats.
Jordan chronicles her adventures in her monthly column, The Wanderer, as well as a blog of the same name. She has also written about her home state for Fast Company, National Geographic Traveler, and Whole Living, among other publications.

Stories

Weekend at Boerne’s

There’s more to this former German colony than bratwurst and giant pretzels.

Treasure This

Every spring and fall, thousands of buyers head to Round Top Antiques Week, looking for the object of their dreams—or just a cheap doodad to hang from the rearview mirror. A field guide to separating the corny dogs from the nineteenth-century armoires.

The Texas To-Do List: Visit the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

Spring is here, and with it another entry for the Texas To-Do List: meet one of Texas's oldest living things, a 1,230 year-old cypress tree growing in Orange. 

Ask The Wanderer: Weekend in San Antonio

I'm always fielding questions from my friends and family about the best things to do and see in Texas. (There's a lot.) So, I thought, why not share some of these exchanges with you? This week: a weekend in San Antonio.

Ask The Wanderer: Hill Country Antiquing & BBQ

Coming to Austin and want a break from SXSW's landscape of rock shows and long lines? Here are a few small towns, just a stone's throw away, offering some of the state's best barbecue and most charming pieces of the past. 

Ask The Wanderer: What To Do In McKinney

I'm always fielding questions from my friends and family about the best things to do and see in Texas. (There's a lot.) So, I thought, why not share some of these exchanges with you? First up: McKinney.

The Texas To-Do List: Ride Horseback Through Palo Duro Canyon

From the bustling cities to the Piney Woods and West Texas deserts, no state has as much to offer travelers as Texas. I keep an ever-growing Texas To-Do list; here's one of my many entries.

East Side Story

Among the hipsters, galleries, food trucks, and old-timers in Austin’s trendy enclave.

Embracing the Pass

Was I giddy from the altitude or just happy to be strolling the sidewalks of El Paso?

Cliff Notes

With three days in Dallas’s historic Oak Cliff, my mantra was “Shop, eat, repeat.”

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