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.


It’s Fine Bayou

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

Toast of the Town

The best way to visit Houston is one neighborhood at a time. Let’s start with Montrose.

Cowgirl Up!

From horseback riding to grilling my own ribeye, three days in Bandera brought out my inner Dale Evans.

Fort Davis

Fort Davis.


The annual folk festival celebrates its fortieth anniversary next month, but there’s more to this Hill Country town than banjos and fiddles.

Historic Downtown Palestine

Come spring, this charming East Texas town will draw tourists with its annual dogwood festival—and sweets lovers with its popular pecan cake.

West Seventh Street District, Fort Worth

This once sleepy Cowtown neighborhood has morphed into a shopping and nightlife hot spot.


The oil-fueled boomtown may be running out of water, but there’s still plenty of shopping and culture to be found.