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

Cosmic!

A Houstonian's Viewing Guide to the Solar Eclipse

Houston won't have a total eclipse of the heart on August 21, but you'll still get a heavenly show.

08/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

In the Ghetto

A Primer on Roman Jewish Cuisine

There's a second Roman cuisine you likely haven't tried.

07/31/2017 By Alice Levitt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: The Woodlands

You can go gourmet or play all day in The Woodlands—or all of the above, if you make a weekend out of it.

07/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Why You Should Visit Vivacious Vancouver

From steampunk clocks to suspension bridges to Storyville itself, this Canadian city boasts attractions of all types.

07/26/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel Tips

How Not to Be an Ugly American When You Travel Abroad

Pipe down and stop talking about politics. Please.

07/25/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Sugar Land

From the best bakery in Texas to the largest Hindu temple in the state, this sprawling suburb has it all.

07/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Seeking Ghosts of Summer Past in San Francisco

A journey to discern the San Francisco of myth from the San Francisco of reality at a time when misplaced nostalgia is all the rage

07/18/2017 By Scott Vogel

The Drawl

Can You Navigate the Most Hectic Block in Houston?

It's not Frogger, but tackling the busy stretch of White Oak Drive between Studewood and the Heights Bike Trail is as tough as any video game we've played.

07/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Illustrations by eBoy

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: The Museum District

Summer is the best time to truly appreciate the oak-shaded sidewalks and air-conditioned galleries of the Museum District.

07/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

How to See Seattle in a Day

Skip the Starbucks line and spend your valuable time exploring everything else the Emerald City has to offer.

07/10/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Fitness Friday

Embrace Your Inner Ninja Warrior on This Challenge Course

It's the first course of its kind in Texas, with obstacles including a hanging traverse course, a belly-crawl and a 40-yard dash.

07/07/2017 By Brittanie Shey