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10 Reasons to Visit Lubbock That Might Surprise You

From farm to table dining and award-winning wineries to a thriving music and arts scene, check out these 10 surprising reasons you should visit Lubbock.

3 Fall Festivals that Will Make You Want to Visit Kilgore

The East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, A Very Derrick Christmas, and the Reel East Texas Film Festival are three great reasons to visit Kilgore this fall.

Hit the Beach at These Beautiful Galveston Resorts

If you're looking to getaway to Galveston Island, these beautiful resorts offer luxury, convenience, and everything else you need for your next beach vacation.

5 Fantastic Things to Do in Cedar Park in the Fall

With its two professional sports teams in season, old-fashioned train rides to enjoy, and pleasant weather, fall is the perfect time to visit Cedar Park.

11 Beautiful Texas Beaches to Visit in the Last Days of Summer

Searching for your perfect Texas beach vacation? Check out these incredible destinations found throughout the Gulf Coast and beyond.

Discover the Exciting New Aquarium Pyramid at Moody Gardens

With brand new and expanded exhibits, the Aquarium Pyramid at Moody Gardens takes you on an immersive adventure through the world’s oceans.

10 Adventures That Make Big Bend an Awesome Place to Visit in the Summer

With its spectacular natural beauty, abundance of adventure, and smaller seasonal crowds, Big Bend is an awesome place to visit in the summer.

12 Experiences You Can Have Only in Waco, the Heart of Texas

Shop Magnolia Market, soar in a helicopter above the Brazos River, marvel at massive mammoth bones, and enjoy many other experiences you can only have in Waco.

8 New Texas Craft Breweries You Should Visit in 2017

The Texas craft beer scene continues to thrive in the Lone Star State. If you love beer, raise a pint glass at these eight brand new breweries in Texas.

12 Awesome & Unique Things to Do in Texas in 2017

Planning next year's vacation to the Lone Star State? Check out these 12 remarkable adventures to have in Texas, where the possibilities really are endless.

7 Amazing Places to See Beautiful Fall Colors in Texas

Take in some of the most amazing fall colors in Texas at these seven spectacular state parks, including Lost Maples State Natural Area and Garner State Park.

11 Wonderful Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways in Texas

Looking for an awesome Labor Day weekend getaway in Texas? You don't need to go far. Check out these 11 fantastic places near the biggest cities in Texas.

11 Gorgeous Texas Courthouses That Will Blow Your Mind

If you’re a history enthusiast or a fan of classic architecture, you owe yourself a trip to check out these amazing courthouses that can be found across Texas.

60 Amazing Things You Absolutely Must Do In Texas This Summer

Check out our list of 60 amazing things you've absolutely got to do in Texas this summer to plan out your ultimate vacation in the Lone Star State.

10 Beautiful Texas Swimming Holes to Cool Off at This Summer

Beat the summer heat at these 10 beautiful Texas swimming holes, including spring-fed rivers and lakes that combine refreshing water with scenic beauty.

10 Wacky Roadside Attractions in Texas You Need to See

Visit some of the wackiest attractions in Texas, such as the three-story Cathedral of Junk and a house covered in thousands of beer cans.

14 Romantic Things to Do in Texas on Valentine’s Day

From El Paso to Orange, the Lone Star State is full of amazing, unique, and romantic things you can do with that special cowboy or cowgirl in your life.

10 Amazing Places in Texas You Should Visit This Year

It’s a (not so) new year, which means it’s time to start thinking about where your next Texas road trip will take you. Check out these 10 amazing places in Texas.

Unique Museum Remembers the Medics Who Rescued U.S. Soldiers

I'm in the San Antonio area this week and, with Memorial Day approaching, I thought I'd finally pay a visit to a place that's been on my list for awhile: the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at the Fort Sam Houston Army Base.

A Berry Fun Event: the Pasadena Strawberry Festival

Pasadena was once known as the "Strawberry Capital of the South." The strawberries grown here were known for their size and sweetness and were shipped all over the country. Pasadena may have since relinquished its title, but since 1974 residents here have been paying tribute to their beloved fruit with a Texas-sized event that’s sure to satisfy the entire family.

Sam Houston: a Giant Among Men

Y'all don’t have to be from Texas to know that Sam Houston was a key figure in the history of this iconic state. The fact that one of our biggest metro areas is named after him is a clue that he did something significant.

VIVA FIESTA San Antonio! The Biggest Celebration in Texas

The whole city of San Antonio is getting ready for a huge party. They're sweeping the streets, grooming the horses, tuning instruments, reviewing plans, ordering up the food - all those things you'd need to do when your city puts on one of the biggest parties in the U.S. It's Fiesta® San Antonio!

Animals Gone Wild! at the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco

As my readers know, I am the kind of guy who really enjoys the great outdoors and nature. Lucky for me, I live in Texas -- a state that is teeming with a wide variety of landscapes, terrains and wildlife to experience and enjoy.

It's the World's Largest Event of Its Kind: the Annual Houston Livestock and Rodeo

Every great city seems to have a signature event: New York City has their annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, New Orleans has Mardi Gras, and Houston has the world famous Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The Most Romantic City in TX Helps Guys Channel their Inner Gentleman

Guys, if y'all are anything like me, it wouldn't kill you to get a little help in the romance department. And the style department. And etiquette and culture, too. In fact, when it comes to things I could use help in, the list is not a short one.

Which Texas City was Named the Most Romantic? You May Be Surprised

A stroll along the moonlit River Walk under a canopy of cypress trees, a glass of wine at a waterside table, the serenade of a mariachi band, the beautiful 18th-century Spanish colonial architecture -- it's all the perfect backdrop for an amorous getaway with the one you love.

A Room With a View: Glass Bathrooms in Sulphur Springs

About 90 minutes northeast of Dallas, you'll find the small town of Sulphur Springs. It's an active community with a bustling downtown area, lots of fun events and music festivals, great shopping and dining, and fantastic fishing and boating on Cooper Lake.

Go Nuts at Royalty Pecan Farms in Caldwell, TX

It's the day before Thanksgiving and in my house, the cooking and baking has already begun in preparation for the big feast. Many of my family's favorite holiday recipes will be requiring the services of that versatile and tasty nut - the pecan!

Get Thee to the Texas Renaissance Fest!

I put if off last year and the year before that, but sometimes, when you write a travel blog, you have to go places and do things you'd really rather skip. This year, I decided I was going to suck it up and just go already! And that's how I ended up wearing a fluffy white shirt and leather sash at the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Vietnam Memorial Wall Travels to Magnolia, TX for Veterans's Day

The first time you view the Vietnam Wall, it's a little hard to process. So many names, each representing a human being who went off to serve our country and didn't come home.

Galveston: Beyond the Sunshine and Sand Lies a Dark Side

Galveston is a beautiful city situated on an island on the upper coast of Texas on the Gulf of Mexico. With its warm waters and long stretches of soft sand, it's one of the state’s most popular destinations. But the fun, beachy vacation atmosphere of the city masks a dark history and chilling reputation as one of the most haunted cities in the U.S.

6 Cool and Unusual Things to Do for Halloween in Texas

There's never a shortage of fun things to do in Texas during October. Kids are pumpkin picking, carving jack-o'lanterns and making those all-important decisions about what costume to wear. It's a fun time, if not a bit predictable.

Spending a Few Sandcastle Days in South Padre

Last weekend, I crossed another item off my bucket list: I attended “Sandcastle Days 2013” on South Padre Island.

Main Street America: A Theme Park of a Different Kind

In the town of Spring, TX, there's neighborhood that seems to have it all - beautiful houses, manicured lawns, all the trimmings of an upscale suburban community. So why, then, does no one live here?

Bird-Lovers Take Flight to the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge

It's not just the proverbial snowbirds from the Northeast who are beginning to make their way south for the colder months; many actual birds have already begun their migrations, too. And one of the best places to see them (the real birds, that is!) is at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Alamo, Texas.

Lufkin, TX and the Ellen Trout Zoo

Earlier this summer, a friend of mine convinced me to do the Neches River Rendezvous with him. Actually, it didn’t take much convincing because I love anything to do with being out on the water!

Lake Jackson: The City of Enchantment

Texas is home to many different types of cities – from large, bustling metropolitan areas to small western towns that many people associate with this great state. One of the most unique cities that I have had the pleasure of visiting recently is Lake Jackson.

Matagorda County: Hardcore Relaxing in a South Texas Paradise

I’ll tell ya’ll right now – I am seriously relaxed. I've just spent 4 days in Matagorda County with my boots in the sand and a beer in my hand, watching the surf roll in and out.

Corpus Christi: Beautiful Beaches and a Mighty Warship

Corpus Christi is one of the most popular vacation spots in Texas, and if you have ever been there, you know why.

Giddy-up to Amarillo's American Quarter Horse Museum and Hall of Fame

Many people think of Texas as synonymous with cowboys and the "Old West". While that stereotype doesn't necessarily hold true for the whole state, it definitely does in Amarillo.

The Pasadena Strawberry Festival: A Texas-Sized Festival of Fun!

After 40 consecutive years of successful festivals, including a 2012 turnout of 50,000 attendees, you know the creators of the Pasadena Strawberry Festival are doing something right!

Texas: Justified Pride

In light of San Jacinto Day rapidly approaching (April 21), I set out to investigate the origins of Texans’ pride.

Another Kind of Football in Town

To say that football is a big deal in Texas might be the understatement of the year. From “America’s Team” - The Dallas Cowboys - having planted their roots in the DFW area decades ago, to $60 million dollar stadiums for high school teams, to intense training at the peewee level, the roots of football in Texas run deep. But what if I were to tell you that there was a new kind of “football” on the rise in Texas?

Unique Music and Performing Arts Venues in Texas

While Texas is known for its two-stepping honky-tonk of a good time, there are a few places that are known for their unique and impressive live performances.

SpringFest: Your Destination for Wine, Art, and Food...Texas Style!

What could be better than an event with wine and art coupled together? Wine and art coupled together Texas style, amidst the historic and eclectic scenery of Old Town Spring, TX!

South by Southwest: a Festival in Creativity

When most people think of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, a week of innovative, up-and-coming musical performances usually comes to mind.

Family-Friendly Spring Break Ideas in Texas

Looking for ideas for a family-friendly Spring Break in Texas? Visit these fun-for-all-ages attractions in Texas worth basing an entire road trip around.

A Valentine's Day Idea That Would Make Cupid Proud

It’s that time of year again when Cupid makes his annual debut, rose bushes are chopped bare of their blooms and pink Hallmark cards are bought by the masses. But what if there was a simple way to show your affection and enhance that cheesy Hallmark card that just doesn’t quite do justice to the love you share?

Houston Segway Tours: Your Segue to a Really Cool Experience!

Have you ever wanted to explore a new city but didn’t know where to start? Well (aside from visiting to obtain all the best travel suggestions) if you are visiting Houston, they have a new and innovative way of exploring all the sites and history of downtown without taking a step! How is this possible, you ask? One word: Segways!

In Galveston TX, the Sand Castles Are Built by Architects!

For over two decades, Galveston Beach has hosted the AIA SandCastle Competition, where teams of architects, designers, and engineers compete against each other for the coveted prize: the prestigious Gold Bucket Award.

Cowboys or Texans fan? Take an insider's tour of the Stadiums!

Seeing an NFL game is always exciting. But if you can't catch a game, do the next best thing and take a behind-the-scenes tour of your favorite team's stadium!

Pure Western American Heritage in N. Texas Horse Country

Would y'all be surprised to learn that Texas is the number ONE horse state in the U.S.? We’ve got over 1 million horses within our borders, and the primary breeding and ranching areas are in Denton County, north of Fort Worth.

3-2-1...Blast Off at Space Center Houston!

Space Center Houston, the official visitors’ center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, is a must-see attraction offering cool space simulations, the actual mission control center and real artifacts from space.

Relaxing Ranch Retreat Just Outside of Houston

I just love spending time in Houston, a great city with its own vibrant energy. There are a ton of things to do and see here and it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our largest city. But, if ya'll are like me, sometimes you just need a break from the urban pace for a while. Well, if you’re in Houston you’re in luck, because there's a restful respite a quick hour's drive west of the city at Texas Ranch Life.

The Hamilton Pool Preserve: A Unique Texas Oasis

The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve near Austin, TX is a natural swimming pool. It's beautiful to visit, clean and refreshing to swim in and a great way to spend a warm summer day in Texas.

10 Weird, Wacky, Unique, Morbid and Cool Texas Museums

For those of us who love to explore the weird and the wacky, don't miss these 10 strange museums in Texas.

Peach-Pickin' Paradise in TX Hill Country

Many people think Georgia grows the nation's best peaches, but Texas is right up there at the top of the list. A Texas peach is the sweetest, drip-down-your-chin juiciest piece of fruit you'll ever eat. Visit Texas Hill Country in the Summer for a peach paradise you won't forget.

10 Fantastic Free Things to Do in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is one of the top destinations in the state of Texas. Here's a list of 10 things to do that won't cost you a dime!

Spelunking the Alien Underground of Natural Bridge Caverns

Visit the Natural Bridge Caverns, about 30 minutes north of San Antonio, and you'll be amazed at the alien world that exists below the Texas soil.

Laredo, Texas: A Shopper's Paradise

Laredo, Texas offers shoppers authentic Mexican handiworks at south-of-the-border prices. Enjoy the sales and the sights of this Tex-Mex city.

Fort Davis: Immerse Yourself in Living History

Visit the Fort Davis National Historic Site in Jeff Davis county, considered by many military hobbyists and historians to be one of the best examples of a frontier military post in the mid-1800s in the Southwest. U.S.

TEXAS: The Musical

"Texas" depicts the trials, tribulations and triumphs of our forefathers in the Panhandle region during the 1800s. Besides learning about the history of this fascinating time and place, you’ll also be treated to singing, dancing, some of our unique brand of Texas humor, amazing special effects and the Dancing Waters of Texas!

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