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.


All in the Family

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

Dancing Queen

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

Chamber Made

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

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.

The Show Goes On

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

Suggested Reading

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

Return of the King

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

Music, Maestro

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

Heart’s Home

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

Dallas, Our Dallas

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

A Modern Addition

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

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.