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.
David Hocker is busier than ever this time of year. He says that at home, you should be too. Here’s what to do.
I kicked off my adventure by pedaling from Brownsville to Galveston, zipping past cars stuck in Labor Day traffic.
A handy guide to which of our beaches, lakes, rivers, creeks, swimming holes, and swimming pools are and aren’t open.
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.
Contrary to what a viral video suggests, it’s unrelated to the pandemic.
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.
As the state started shutting down, one man took to the coast in search of a different kind of solitude. And seashells.
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.
Thousands of Texans are finding much-needed stress relief by digging in the dirt. Plus: four tips for novice gardeners.
Documentarian Ben Masters tracks some of the few Leopardus pardalis that are left in Texas.
As Texans flock to the hobby in record numbers, we convened a virtual staff roundtable to share tips.
The reopening of state parks has not come without critics, from those who say the new rules are impossible to enforce to those who think they are too restrictive.
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.
These Lone Star lures catch the eye as much as they catch fish.
The Redfish Wars changed Texas fishing. A fight over flounder could be next.
We’re calling it: Texas has the best fishing in the United States. Alaska and Florida are right up there. California is too, we guess. But what many Texans may not appreciate—even those of us who grew up casting lines—is the impressive diversity of fishing in the Lone Star State. Most…
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.
Here are four essential items to get off dry land and into a kayak.
The state has spent more than a century building up a world-class fishery, with some unintended consequences.
For all his success, Combs obsesses over the ones that got away—especially on the biggest stages.
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.
Even though it's legal for property owners like me to be there, it's not the right thing to do.
A Houston poet laureate on the hopeful defiance of her bluebonnets.
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).
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.
Tips from Texans who trap, kill, and study wild pigs.
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.
A visit to the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta and Los Adaes, where our state’s Spanish colonial roots live on just across the Sabine River.
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.
Deer season is almost upon us, but don’t fret if you don’t have a lease. Here are four public places that welcome hunters.
Once widely hunted in Texas, the beloved game birds have been dwindling in number in recent decades. But a West Texas hunter and professor believes he’s found a way to save them.
These creatures—some creepy crawlers, some fearsome beasts, some microscopic threats—can and will kill you, maybe.
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.
Fifty years after humans first walked on the moon, you too can play astronaut for a day.