This scrappy town on the edge of the Big Bend region has a trendy motel, pistol-packing waitresses, and starry nights aplenty.
Plus, we raise our eyebrows at Ina Garten's enchilada recipe.
Affordable private places to pitch your tent when public parks aren’t an option.
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.
A revitalized downtown and a new network of hiking, biking, and paddling trails add to the appeal of this border town by the beach.
Where to eat, drink, and play once you venture outside the park.
Yesterday and today go together nicely in this historic town not too far from Austin.
The revered Dallas hotel is ready for another century of revelry after sweeping design changes by a visionary local firm.
Among the kitsch and charm, visitors will find some sophisticated offerings in this popular Central Texas destination.
Historic renovations and new modern developments give travelers and locals alike more options for lodging, restaurants, and shopping.
Impress the discerning individualist in your life with beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind items that evoke the defiant spirit of West Texas.
Surprise those hard-to-shop-for types with unforgettable Texas experiences.
Enterprising Texans of all stripes are dreaming up and creating everything from better bicycles and baseball bats to stunning furniture and fashion. We’ve scoured the state to round up 100 Made in Texas gifts (for everyone on your list) that represent the current heyday of Texas creativity.
From sports enthusiasts to serious hunters, we’ve got you covered.
The mayor described the damage as "a 100% loss," and says that every structure on the island has been affected.
As if people in airports needed more reason to stare at their phones.
Travel the state through the lenses of these pros.
Get out of the city and into one of these cozy country hideouts.
Hotels on the horizon.
Six perfect Texas drives.
Our state’s busiest airport just keeps experiencing one unfortunate incident after another.
The last Texas team standing has their work cut out for them in a series against the white-hot Golden State Warriors. But it just may be time for a relaunch of Clutch City.
A taste of the majestic vistas Big Bend National Park has to offer.
A mid-life triumph on the Outer Mountain Loop.
Austin concert posters.
Puzzling over what to buy your favorite fifth-generation Texan? Scratching your head over what to send to your Texas relatives who now reside out of state? Wondering what to get the family next door who just moved here from California? Let this roundup of gift-worthy items—inspired by a few of my favorite Texas Monthly features—be your guide.
The photographer from Big Bend known for stunning landscapes gets out of his comfort zone. Here, a first look at several images from his latest collection.
Even with the bigger crowds, Port Aransas remains a fisherman's paradise.
The state's top offerings, from crazy cardboard watercrafts in Arlington to the imaginative talent of Trenton Doyle Hancock in Houston.
Without the inefficiency of air travel and the impossibility of high-speed rail, business travelers might well be looking at a future of riding the bus between Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
What to hear, read, attend, and look at this month to achieve maximum Texas literacy.
The state's top offerings, from Leon Russell holding court in Dallas to remembering the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King at the Rothko Chapel in Houston.
More than half a million votes have been tallied, and Austin has been named one of the top ten Tastiest Towns in the South by Southern Living magazine. (Funny enough, the Huffington Post recently snubbed Austin, calling it one of the ten most overrated travel destinations in the country.) In early January,…
Spring is here, and with it another entry for the Texas To-Do List: meet one of Texas's oldest living things, a 1,230 year-old cypress tree growing in Orange.
For a third straight year, the Texas Department of Public Safety advised vacationers to stay away from the country, but a Mexican ambassador says the warning has a "clear-cut political agenda."
One month before the Continental name gets scrapped for good, Businessweek explores the nuts and bolts of merging with United.
Every king needs his queen, and for Paul Qui – chef/owner of East Side King and winner of Top Chef Texas – that queen is Deana Saukam. Deana, better known for her alter ego the East Side Queen, has been by Paul’s side ever since his whirlwind rise to fame. After Paul’s win on Top Chef…
Anchored by a lively square, this Hill Country haven attracts artists, musicians, and spirited shoppers.
Timely treats for your culinary calendar.
Break out the hog-bladder balloons and get ready to chase livestock! It's time for a look at Texas' Christmas past.
The airlines are locked in a fiercely competitive war. Should you try to benefit? Discount-travel guru Tom Parsons says: All’s fare.
From the Mexico Package (September 1975).
Across Yucatan on pennies a day. An intrepid traveler reports.