Summer

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June 23, 2021

Explore Corpus Christi at Lively Beach

Lively Beach, a new vacation rental, offers rooms and suites with private access to the pristine beach so that all one has to do is step out of their room to be a short walk away from the ultimate Texas beach getaway.

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June 23, 2021

Eat Like a Texan in Corpus Christi

From micheladas that are basically meals to a fresh seafood dinner, there are so many dining experiences that are just as much part of the travel experience!

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June 23, 2021

A Texan’s Guide to Corpus Christi

With so many exciting things to do in Corpus, there’s no way to get everything done in a weekend, but we can do enough to get a taste of the beach fun and local culture that makes Corpus Christi such a one-of-a-kind destination.

Critters |
July 23, 2019

Should You Shave Your Dog in the Summertime?

Ten years ago, my wife and I saw a listing on Craigslist for an 18-month-old Siberian husky. Within a few seconds of meeting Dio, I knew he was our dog. In the years since, we’ve cared for him in little ways (a grain-free diet that agrees with his sensitive stomach!)

The Culture |
March 23, 2015

How to Survive the Summer

When I was a teenager growing up in Wichita Falls, which is regularly hailed as one of the hottest cities in the state (and sometimes the country), I spent my summers smelling like roadkill. The moment I stepped outside my house, sweat began sliding like syrup down my back.

Travel & Outdoors |
April 17, 2014

13 Summer Weekend Getaways

That's what summer boils down to: Thirteen opportunities to rip up your Friday-to-Sunday routine and go in search of adventure on the high plains. Or utter Relaxation along a languid East Texas river. Or cooler climes inthe historic heart of santa fe. Or the tastiest red enchiladas in El Paso.

Travel & Outdoors |
January 21, 2013

Into the Wild

Out of more than half a million acres of state parks and natural areas, we’ve chosen the ten best trips—where to camp, what to do, and what to look for when you head to the nearest town

Eat My Words |
August 19, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Good Pop

It’s still hot. And by hot, I mean a scorching 104 degrees. And we’ve got at least another month or two to go. So I thought I’d share with you my favorite recipe for keeping cool in Austin. Just this summer, I finally discovered the secret ingredient:

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June 30, 2009

Sweater Weather

Yes, it’s summer in Texas. It’s the summer to end all summers (please, God), with record-breaking heat, triple-digit temperatures, and the uncontrollable urge to sit in your freezer, atop the Häagen-Dazs bars.

Travel & Outdoors |
May 31, 1995

The Shore Thing

Our complete guide to a great vacation on South Padre Island: the best spot for tanning, who serves the freshest seafood, how to rent scuba gear, where to see the prettiest sunset, and more.