Travel

July on the Fly: The Quick and Dirty on Non-Stop Flights to Mexico

We've rounded up 6 sunny spots, each easier and cheaper to reach from Houston than you may think.

07/06/2017 By Julia Gsell

Spoopy

4 Mystery Beach Reads with a Texas Twist

Tear through one of these Texas-focused beach reads.

06/27/2017 By Kyndall Krist

Travel

July on the Fly: The Quick and Dirty on Non-Stop Flights to the Caribbean

We've rounded up 11 sunny spots, each easier and cheaper to reach from Houston than you may think.

06/16/2017 By Julia Gsell

Texas Beaches

The Gulf Coast's 6 Most Alluring Spots for Pier Fishing

Including three prime piers in Galveston, top dolphin-spotting, and where to go shark-fishing.

06/14/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Texas Beaches

Beach Umbrellas: A Primer

A good umbrella can be hard to find. We went though that pain so you don't have to.

06/14/2017 By Jeff Balke

Texas Beaches

South Padre Island Is the Perfect Family Getaway—11 Months of the Year

Padre’s waters are the closest to blue in all of Texas, its sands closest to white.

06/14/2017 By John Lomax

Texas Beaches

Rockport: The Rare Beach Town That Occasionally Dresses for Dinner

Get to know the creative coastal community which once claimed to have more artists per capita than Paris.

06/14/2017 By Michael Hardy

Texas Beaches

Port Aransas: The Classic Seaside Town That Takes All Comers

And with more hotel rooms than residents, there’s something for every budget in this quirky coastal village.

06/14/2017 By Michael Hardy

Texas Beaches

The Local's Guide to Galveston Island

Where to find the least-touristy beaches, cheapest beachfront views, and the Gulf Coast-iest gumbo.

06/14/2017 By Peter Holley

Ice House

How to Crush the Competition in a Sandcastle Contest

Winning big in Galveston's annual competition means going against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Family Guide to Florida

The Houstonian Family's Guide to Florida

Pack your bags, Houston. The Sunshine State beckons.

01/24/2017 By Bill Wiatrak, Craig Pittman, and Jamie Portwood

Family Guide to Florida

The 5 Best Florida Beaches for Families

"There are no bad beaches in Florida," says Dr. Beach ... but these are his favorites.

01/23/2017 By Craig Pittman

Get Out

Beachcombing and Birdwatching: This Weekend at Houston's Closest State Parks

Brazos Bend and Galveston Island are offering two very different ways to reacquaint yourself with nature in the new year.

01/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Vacationing in Venice? Hit These 6 Can't-Miss Spots

There's more to this Italian stronghold than canals and bridges—like the world's first beach resort.

11/16/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Hidden Houston

Island Time: The Ideal Galveston Itinerary

Everyone has their secret island haunts; we’re sharing ours.

10/24/2016 By Marianella Orlando

H-Town Diary

Hooked: Green Water All the Way to Galveston Beach

When Galveston Island hooks you, all you can do is buy a boat.

04/28/2016 By Robb Walsh

Sea Swell Sea Shells

Malacological Mayhem on Florida’s Gulf Coast

“Warning: Militant Sheller. Step away from that junonia and nobody gets hurt.”

03/31/2016 By Scott Vogel

Playa Time

How to Do the Mexican Riviera in 48 Hours

You can be in Cancún faster than you could drive from Conroe to Galveston.

02/19/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Open Road

Embracing the Spectacle in South Beach, Florida

Wherein the goal is not to people-watch, but to be people-watched.

09/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow