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.


Performance Anxiety

An interview with Cliff Redd—executive director of the Long Center

Wyatt’s World

Thirty years after he took his first photograph for us—of charming kook Stanley Marsh 3—contributing photographer Wyatt McSpadden looks back on his extraordinary career and tells the stories behind some of our favorite images.

Long Time Coming

The Long Center performs; FotoFest flashes; Diboll gets husk-y.

Let There Be Light

J. M. W. Turner in Dallas; Discovery Green in Houston; Fiesta in S.A.

Child’s Play

Summer vacation is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you should panic. We’ve rounded up 68 of our favorite things to do with your toddlers, teens, and every kid in between. Dance the hokey pokey. Rope a horse. Eat way too many hot dogs. Zip down a waterslide. And yes, feed the animals.

A Modern Addition

A McNay makeover; welcome to Shangri La; show us the Monet.

Dallas, Our Dallas

Dallas in Austin; base ball in Buffalo Gap; gorging in Canyon Lake.

Heart’s Home

LBJ at 100, Beachcomber’s Museum, The Black List Project.

Music, Maestro

The Dallas symphony; The Color Purple; the Nasher at five.

Return of the King

Tut’s treasures; aural art; the poetry of Laurie Anderson.

Suggested Reading

Texas Book Festival; Latin Grammy Awards; San Antonio Opera.

The Show Goes On

The Texas Ballet Theater; Olafur Eliasson; Art Guys in Abilene.

He Saw the Light

Wyman Meinzer takes the most amazing pictures of Texas skies you’ve ever seen. Here are seven unforgettable shots from his new book.