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 magazine’s resident travel writer, she spends most of her time on the road in search of Texas’s 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.
You may go for the solitude, but in the stark expanses of far West Texas, you’ll still find plenty of friends.
Turns out the charming town of Gonzales is just as spirited as when it launched the Texas Revolution.
Remember the Alamo, but don’t forget San Antonio’s stately historic district and flourishing creative community.
Whether man-made or natural, the charms of South Padre Island are pretty much impossible to resist (especially after a couple of turbo piña coladas).
Hiking rugged trails and slurping milk shakes in Palo Duro, Texas’s only slightly less grand canyon.
Help some poor Californians out (figuratively and literally).
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.
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.
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.