The High Life

This Summer's Guide to the Coolest Mountain Getaways

It’s hot, Houston. Head for the hills—no, make that mountains.

06/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow, Katharine Shilcutt, Cindy Hirschfeld, and Melissa Fields

The High Life

Take a Road Trip to Arkansas's Marvelous Ouachita Mountains

Mount Magazine offers the highest elevation in the Ouachitas—and it's less than a day's drive away!

06/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

The High Life

10 Things You Must Do, See, Experience and Eat in Telluride

This is your bucket list for a cool Colorado town brimming with summertime fun.

06/21/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

The High Life

Tackle the Biggest Bike Park in the Rockies in Angel Fire

The New Mexico town popular with Texans offers thrills beyond skiing in the summer.

06/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The High Life

Park City Isn't Just for Snow Lovers

Ski towns are almost as popular during the summer as they are when the snow flies—and this Utah destination is no exception.

06/21/2017 By Melissa Fields

Travel

In the Footsteps of Prince: A Visit to Paisley Park

Much like Graceland, a tour of the musician's Minneapolis home offers an intimate look into the life of a revolutionary American artist.

06/06/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Australia Is for Eating

Is Melbourne's food worth the 14-hour journey from Houston? You better believe it.

06/05/2017 By Scott Vogel

Travel

Rooting Out the 'Real' Mexico in Oaxaca

Mexico's cultural capital offers more than just moles and mezcal—including petrified waterfalls and rarefied ruins.

06/02/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Open Road

Finding Mother-Daughter Compromise in San Juan, Puerto Rico

While I wanted to see the parts of San Juan that weren’t in the guidebooks, my mom was looking for a luxurious respite.

05/25/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Travel

Afraid of Visiting Lebanon? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be

The most hospitable country in the Middle East is also one of the most beautiful.

05/18/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

The Most Amazing Country You’ve Never Heard of

Baklava, ancient ruins and mud volcanoes await in Azerbaijan.

05/10/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Direct Flight of the Week: Philadelphia

With a city this packed with attractions, you'll want to plan out your trip well ahead of time.

04/19/2017 By Amber Groce

Hill Country Guide

Seeking Antiques? Head to Round Top

It's all about the thrill of the hunt.

04/17/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Road Trippin'

The Houstonian's Guide to the Hill Country

Grab your bags and boots: It's road trip time.

04/17/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Hill Country Guide

Climb to the Sky in Garner State Park

The trails might be challenging, but they're worth it.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Hill Country Guide

In Lockhart, a Texas Barbecue Pilgrimage Takes Place

From brisket to sausage to, yes, pork chops, Lockhart is a meat-lover’s mecca.

04/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hill Country Guide

Your Seventh-Grade Texas History Class Will Come to Life in These Hill Country Towns

What you learned will all come back to you.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Hill Country Guide

Chasing Bluebonnets, a Texas Tradition

Bluebonnet fans and photographers only had a short window to enjoy their beauty this year, but there's always next year.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Hill Country Guide

Waltz Across Texas in These Hill Country Honky-Tonks

These old-school, floor-stompin' dance halls are the soul of the Texas Hill Country.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Hill Country Guide

Travel the Texas Wine Trail in Fredericksburg

Toast the state's second-oldest viticultural region in Fredericksburg.

04/17/2017 By Catherine Matusow