This scrappy town on the edge of the Big Bend region has a trendy motel, pistol-packing waitresses, and starry nights aplenty.
With 60,000 white lights sparkling in the night, it draws hundreds of people each year in the tiny town of Bartonville, near Dallas.
From a stargazing spot in Terlingua to a lakefront cabin in the Hill Country, these are a few of our writers’ favorite getaways.
Across Texas, Santa is staying jolly this year with contact-free visits, drive-through light displays, and more pandemic-proof festivities.
The Thompson Dallas hotel has transformed the First National Bank tower into a sleek and sophisticated space. Luxury residences and shops are coming soon, too.
The stretch of the San Antonio River that runs through the city’s downtown has been off-limits to canoers and kayakers for years—until the pandemic provided a rare opportunity.
Rockport resident Wayne White has worked for much of the last three years in Antarctica, where temperatures of minus 100 degrees don’t keep him from taking his daily walk or jog.
I finished my crazy adventure after two months, circumnavigating Texas—all 3,000-plus miles—by bicycle.
Bicycling the Big Bend region was an unforgettable experience, with beautiful desert and mountain vistas making up for the painful hills.
Nothing beats the feeling of flying down a hill toward the picturesque El Capitan peak.
At Lost Maples State Natural Area, the trees put on a spectacular show every autumn.
They aren’t just for kids anymore.
At first, I had only cows and wind turbines for company on lonely stretches of Panhandle highway. Then supporters showed up to help the miles go faster.
I struggled to keep my bike straight on stretches of desolate highway this week. When the wind was at my back, I’d never been more thankful.
While some interior design seeks to bring the outdoors in, Bunkhouse Group’s eighth hotel encourages guests to luxuriate in Austin’s mild climate year-round.
Breweries in Sherman, Nocona, and Wichita Falls had just what I needed after sixty-mile days on the bike.
Where cyclists can pedal past some stunning views and historic sites.
I cycled nearly 400 miles across East Texas this week, enjoying the kindness of strangers along the way.
Why many are exchanging paved roads and traffic for rural routes and breathtaking scenery.
One Austin-based rental website saw bookings spike by 4,500 percent. Plus: six tips for first-timers.
I kicked off my adventure by pedaling from Brownsville to Galveston, zipping past cars stuck in Labor Day traffic.
Fleeing hot weather and cabin fever, more and more Texas travelers are road-tripping to the Centennial State this summer.
Affordable private places to pitch your tent when public parks aren’t an option.
From design tips to sleep tricks (and cocktail recipes, too), this is your ultimate guide to enjoying a day off at home.
The northeast Texas oasis among the pines reminds us of happier summers while providing needed respite now.
Rough it—or not—and make sure to get some barbecue.
A Houston man would like to maintain an annual summer tradition.
The 1928 Commodore Perry mansion has been restored to its former glory and turned into an upscale resort unlike anything in the city. Join us on a virtual tour.
From the Estelline spring in the Panhandle and the foot of the Guadalupe Mountains to the hypersaline lakes in the Rio Grande Valley, the common mineral is all around us.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the leader of the beleaguered, but beloved, Dallas carrier on what it will take to survive the pandemic.
Transport yourself during your next video conference or Zoom happy hour using beautiful images submitted by your fellow Texans.
There are places across the state where you can commune with nature, if not one another.
Texas offers some of the most-diverse fishing in the country—from stalking monster sharks on Padre Island to fly-fishing from a kayak on the remote Pecos River. And for three months, I got to try it all.
In what’s normally the beloved park’s peak season, officials make the call for the safety of employees and area locals during the pandemic.
Spending time outdoors is good for mental health. But as COVID-19 spreads in Texas, officials and citizens are grappling with whether, and how, we can enjoy public parks.
Add these places to the list of stylish lodging options for travelers, with enticing restaurants and bars.
Outside Bentsen, watch butterflies, dance, and light a candle or two.
Just along the Texas–Mexico border, this fragile oasis attracts hundreds of birds (and those who watch them).
An imbroglio aboard an American Airlines flight has divided our nation. Let us instead unite in accepting the inherent awfulness of flying coach.
Austin-based novelist Amanda Eyre Ward discovers that sometimes, you need to go way, way out at sea to gaining a clearer perspective.
If life takes you to Hollywood, there are some places that can help you miss Texas less.
Some of the brisket you’ll find in the Austin of Oregon ranks right up there with top joints in our state.
As part of the ambitious Alexandria Project, West Texas archaeologists are documenting several hundred pictographs in just four years.
Where to ring in the season, from small-town parades to yuletide train trips to glorious light displays.
Make sure to stop for camping essentials on the way in. And maybe a burger or pizza.
The park features hidden caves, dramatic waterfalls, and sparkling springs.
The ghost town structure, which sat abandoned for decades, is now the site of pilgrimages, weddings, and photo ops. Its renovation story is one of destiny.
The arrival of cooler temperatures and November's holiday light displays make for an ideal time to visit the Alamo City.
A revitalized downtown and a new network of hiking, biking, and paddling trails add to the appeal of this border town by the beach.
Houston’s Barbecue in the Melbourne suburbs serves admirable brisket, pulled pork, and burgers.