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.
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.
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.
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.
Among the hipsters, galleries, food trucks, and old-timers in Austin’s trendy enclave.
Was I giddy from the altitude or just happy to be strolling the sidewalks of El Paso?
Patrolling the placid waters, historic B&Bs, and treasure-filled antiques shops of Jefferson.