Suzy Banks


Turn, Turn, Turn

Suzy Banks hits the roads less traveled.

Forty Acres in Forty Hours

Forty Acres and a school.

Going for the Old

In with the old.

Shore ’Nuff

The best beaches in Texas for—among other summertime pursuits—shelling, strolling, birding, fishing, treasure hunting, turtle herding, solitude, and surfing, dude.

Kenney Rocks

My hometown sings a new song.

Conversion Table

Blanco is cooking. So am I.

River Deep, Mountain High

There are any number of fun, adventurous, and unexpected things to do in the Big Bend region of far West Texas. Here are fifteen of my favorites, including scuba diving in Balmorhea, gliding over Marfa, drinking a microbrew in Alpine, horseback riding in Fort Davis, and floating through the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande.

One-track Mind

Houston by train.

One-track Mind

Houston by train.

Taken for Granite

Llano rocks!

It’s Only Natural

A natural antidote to San Antonio sprawl.

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.

Take Me to the River

A canoe trip down the Colorado.