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

Hill Country Guide

Take the Plunge in Wimberley

Welcome to Wimberley, where the water's fine — and so is everything else.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hill Country Guide

Wait, What's Officially the Hill Country?

It's time for a little geography and geology lesson.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

5 Ways Costa Rica Makes for a Ridiculously Easy Vacation Destination

The so-called Switzerland of Central America is a Houstonian's dream.

04/05/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

The Great Chat Scam of Ethiopia

A pair of young scammers tell our international travel correspondent how—and why—they do it.

03/23/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Dilly-Dallying in Dallas

From botanical gardens to historical settings, there's no shortage of sights to see in the Big D.

03/14/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

10 Things You Can Do with Only Two Days in Manhattan

This is the city that never sleeps; why should you?

03/13/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Media Studies

The Yankee's Guide to the Houston Super Bowl, Part II

Judging the timely takes on Houston from the Weather Channel to Vogue.

02/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Travel

3 Reasons to Book That Alaskan Cruise Right Now

Even if you're cruise-averse, a ship-based trip to the northernmost state might change your mind.

01/31/2017 By Bryce Dodds