Wed January 30, 2013 5:52 pm By Jordan Breal

In Texas Monthly’s inaugural issue (forty years ago this month, in February 1973), writer Richard West exhorted “weekend wanderers” to pack up and embrace the three-day vacation. “With a little imagination, planning, and a basic Texas road map,” he wrote, “a very real quality of leisure and excitement can punctuate your work weeks.” 

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Wed November 7, 2012 10:32 am By Jordan Breal

 

It should come as no surprise that two of my go-to distractions – I mean, blogs – are well-versed authorities on two of my favorite subjects: Texas style and Texas-made products. Thanks to Texas Style & Substance, which is penned by the Dallas-based writer and style maven Kristie Ramirez, it's easy to keep up with the latest offerings from Texas's most creative designers and to stay hip to the state's steady stream of boutique and restaurant openings. 

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Fri October 19, 2012 8:27 am By Jordan Breal

In the November 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure, the magazine's editors have compiled a list of 101 places around the world that they say "define the traveler's core curriculum right now." One Texas destination has made the list. Can you guess what it is? Click through to see if you're right . . . .

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