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.
Even if you’re not staying the night, these five watering holes are worth a visit.
Houston’s Market Square is one of the state’s most historical spots. Lately it’s also one of the hippest places in the country to get a drink.
It’s officially leaf-peeping season. Here’s where to catch the spectacular spoils of fall.
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).