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.


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.”

Where to Stay Now

The Ten Best New (or Improved!) Texas Hotels

It’s Fine Bayou

Patrolling the placid waters, historic B&Bs, and treasure-filled antiques shops of Jefferson.