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Articles by Suzy Banks

River Deep, Mountain High

Jan 20, 2013 By Suzy Banks

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.

Go Wild

Jan 20, 2013 By Suzy Banks

With a little planning and these gardening tips, growing your own wildflower meadow will become second nature.

How Sweet It Is

Jan 20, 2013 By Suzy Banks

We Texans go bananas over peaches, buying them by the bushel, making pies and preserves, freezing them for the future. So what are you waiting for? Bite into summer and let the juice dribble down your chin.

Shore ’Nuff

Jan 20, 2013 By Suzy Banks

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

Hotels

Jan 20, 2013 By Suzy Banks

Big, breezy porches in Port Aransas, the only heated pool for miles in Marathon: You’ll get more than just a bed and breakfast at these ten appealing places to stay.