The Friendly Skies

Houston Gets a New Direct Flight to Paradise

Bahamasair is the second carrier to offer non-stop flights from the Bayou City to the Bahamas.

10/12/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Friendly Skies

Book This Big Southwest Airlines Sale by Tomorrow

With one-way flights starting at $42, you'll want to jump on this sale before it's over.

10/11/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Rock On

Houston Will Soon Be Home to One of the World's Biggest Indoor Climbing Gyms

Momentum opens its second Houston-area gym in November, and it's a beast.

10/09/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Searching For Ghosts in San Diego

Want to play paranormal games in real life? These haunted hotels can help.

10/06/2017 Photography by Bill Wiatrik

Travel

How I Survived a Russian Sauna

The best way to describe the building is a cross between Abe Lincoln’s childhood home and Club Med, if such a thing is possible.

09/25/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Why It's a Great Time To Go To Belarus Now

Prices are low, a visa is not required and you’ll have a unique experience in a one-of-a-kind country. What are you waiting for?

09/22/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Pop Art, Pierogis and Other Surprises in Pittsburgh

Here's what the city is all about: Taking the ordinary and turning it upside down and calling it art.

09/21/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

South Bound

What You Need to Know About Calabrian Food

The toe of the boot gets no respect when it comes to Italian cuisine. It should.

09/14/2017 By Alice Levitt

Green Space

What Will Happen to the New Buffalo Bayou?

The status of the Cistern, the trails and the other destinations, post-Harvey.

09/12/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

Houston’s Creepy, Crawly, Chompy Critters

The surprising species tagged by our local iNaturalist community

08/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Travel

Sedona Is a Surprising Desert Destination

Rock out in Arizona’s scenic wonderland.

08/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Cool As Ice

Chilly Confections Stave Off the Heat at the Austin Ice Cream Festival

It might be worth the journey to eat all the ice cream at this annual event.

08/16/2017 By Joanna O'Leary

Travel

How to Be a High-Roller in Vegas Without Even Gambling

...at least for the weekend.

08/11/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Who's a Good Boy?

6 Tips for Safer Pet Sitting

Or, how not to let your in-laws' 107-pound yellow Lab get so overheated you have to make a trip to the vet.

08/10/2017 By Jason Bargas

Travel

Stop Shoulder Surfing: How to Be a More Considerate Traveler

Isn’t it annoying when a suitcase is rolled into your shin by a texting-while-boarding passenger? Don't be that guy.

08/09/2017 By Jason Bargas

Cowboys, Take Me Away

Top 5 Reasons Houstonians Can Still Make Cheyenne

No. 1: It's that damned old rodeo.

08/08/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Get Out

6 Family-Friendly Flicks to Catch Outside This Weekend

BYO blanket and popcorn for these feature films—all screened for free in green spaces across the city.

08/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Wildlife

The Other Best Spot for Bat-Watching on the Bayou

A Garden Oaks bridge boasts its own colony of Mexican free-tails—without the mass of onlookers.

08/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Pro Tips: How to Pack for a Business Trip

Did you remember to bundle pack that shortwave radio?

08/04/2017 By Jason Bargas

Travel

Pro Tips: How to Pick the Perfect Piece of Luggage

Check these four boxes to ensure your possessions get from Point A to Point B safe and sound—and dry.

08/03/2017 By Jason Bargas