There is no greater adventure than getting out and exploring Texas’s natural beauty. Will Roman, founder of Austin-based Chisos Boot Company and avid conservationist, agrees. In partnership with BMW, he’s traveling the Lone Star State in search of his next big adventure in the great Texas outdoors. Devoted to protecting and preserving the state’s wild places, his company partners with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation to support Texas land conservation, so that the extraordinary wildlife you see in the video series below will continue to flourish for generations to come.

North Texas Noodling Adventure

Texas is full of fishing excursions, and on Roman’s second adventure, he learns a whole new way to go fishing—the art of noodling. A group of expert noodlers teach Roman how to jump in the water and haul in huge catfish, all with his bare hands. Watch the video above and listen to our specially curated playlist for your drive through the DFW area.

Will Roman holding a catfish he caught noodling.
Will Roman holding a catfish he caught noodling.Photo by Thomas Allison
Left to Right: Nathan, Evan, Kyle, Shane, and Will look for catfish holes.
Left to Right: Nathan, Evan, Kyle, Shane, and Will look for catfish holes.Photo by Thomas Allison

Central Texas Bat Adventure

In this first adventure, Roman goes hiking at the Bracken Cave Preserve to see the world’s largest bat population in action. If you’re looking for an overnight trip, try the Historic Rocksprings Hotel and the Devil’s sinkhole further east. Watch the video above, and check out the curated playlist for your drive from Austin to the preserve to San Antonio. Be sure to follow the map which has some unique stops along the way.

Fran Hutchins
Fran Hutchins, Director of the Bracken Cave Preserve, stands outside the mouth of the bat cave.Photo by Thomas Allison.
Will Roman
Will Roman sits on the tailgate of the 2021 BMW X5.Photo by Thomas Allison.

To experience everything the 2021 BMW X5 and X7 have to offer, visit your local BMW dealerships in Texas: Austin, South Austin, San Antonio, Plano, Arlington, Grapevine, Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, West Houston, Houston Midtown, North Houston, Clear Lake, College Station, and Beaumont.

Videos directed by Riley Engemoen and edited by Colton Constanzo and Devin Fortenberry. Special thanks to the Bracken Cave Preserve and Chisos Cowboy Boots.