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.


Water You Waiting For

Summer’s here and the time is right for diving in the deep.

Higher Plains

Sometimes, when you want a lot of space, you need to go somewhere small—like Canadian.

Carpe Museum

When you’ve got Barney Smith’s toilet seat exhibit, who needs the Rothko Chapel?


I Beg Your Garden?

A century after it was first proposed, Houston’s Hermann Park is finally in full bloom.

Relax. Reset. Renew.

Feeling jittery? Stressed out? Let these wellness retreats remind you of the true meaning of R&R.

Pastures of Plenty

Round Top, when there’s hardly anyone ’round.

Getting High

You can see for miles and miles from these observation decks.


The Ultimate Texas Gift Guide

Puzzling over what to buy your favorite fifth-generation Texan? Scratching your head over what to send to your Texas relatives who now reside out of state? Wondering what to get the family next door who just moved here from California? Let this roundup of gift-worthy items—inspired by a few of my favorite Texas Monthly features—be your guide.

Great Expectations

Stunning vistas, snorting buffalo, and dashed hopes at Cibolo Creek Ranch.

License to Chill

Bag that buck—or quail, or oryx—and then put your feet up at one of these luxury hunting lodges.



Aug 2010