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

Central Station

Belize: Ruins, Beaches and More

The only English-speaking country south of the border

09/11/2015

Skinny Dipping

Go Jump in the Nake

Just in time for National Nude Day (July 14), we take a trip to Emerald Lake, also known as Houston’s only nudist beach.

07/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Hit the Road

Four Texas Coastal Getaways

That aren't (our beloved) Galveston

05/29/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Beach Eats

Beignets by the Beach at The Gumbo Diner

This cute Galveston diner features some Cajun flair.

01/06/2015 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

BAD ADVICE

Texas Beaches Among America's Best, According To Moronic Listicle

The likes of Galveston and Bolivar outrank Destin and Waikiki. How we wish that were true.

07/17/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Travel

It’s Grapefruit Season in the Valley

The water may be too cold to swim, but fresh fruit, migratory birds, and other wonders abound.

02/02/2014 By Robb Walsh

Texas Beaches Issue: Web Extra

Hu-Dat Restaurant: Fulton, Corpus Christi

To go with our Best Beaches issue, this week we'll share a few more picks for seafood restaurants to visit while you're at the beach.

07/12/2013 By Robb Walsh

Texas Beaches Issue: Web Extra

Sartin's: Nederland

Our top picks for seafood restaurants to visit while you're at the beach.

07/11/2013 By Robb Walsh

Texas Beaches Issue: Web Extra

Gilhooley's: San Leon

Our top picks for seafood restaurants to visit while you're at the beach.

07/09/2013 By Robb Walsh

Texas Beaches Issue: Web Extra

Red Snapper Inn: Surfside

Our top picks for seafood restaurants to visit while you're at the beach.

07/08/2013 By Robb Walsh

Texas Beaches

Five Hot New Books...

...and the beaches to read them on.

07/05/2013 By Kerry H.