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.


Chamber Made

El Paso’s Chamber Music Festival, Hallettsville’s domino championship.

Dancing Queen

The Houston Ballet; a Marcia Gygli King retrospective; Philip Glass.

Golden Oldies

Afghan artifacts in Houston; Texas Biennial.

Updating Your Closet

Ken Downing on updating your closet.

All in the Family

A new film presents a never-before-seen look at Dominique de Menil in her curatorial element.

Saturday Night

From a honky-tonk in Odessa to a Catholic church in Houston, there’s one night of the week when you’re guaranteed to find Texans at their snappiest.

Running Hot

Big Bend Open Road Race; Dallas Cup; Texas State History Museum.

Alameda Street, Corpus Christi

Alameda Street, Corpus Christi.

Living Off The Grid

John Wells on living off the grid.

That’s the Spirit

Not that you’re looking for an excuse, but these five original cocktails concocted by Texas bartenders using local liquors are a thoroughly acceptable reason to pour yourself a drink. Or three.

Cool Cocktails

A few of the state’s best mixologists share their secrets to making delicious drinks.

Historic Downtown Jefferson

Eat and antique your way along the brick-paved streets of this charming East Texas town.


How a modest Corpus Christi burger stand became a Texas icon.

Downtown San Angelo

Downtown San Angelo.