Texas Beaches

Rockport: The Rare Beach Town That Occasionally Dresses for Dinner

Get to know the creative coastal community which once claimed to have more artists per capita than Paris.

06/14/2017 By Michael Hardy

Texas Beaches

Port Aransas: The Classic Seaside Town That Takes All Comers

And with more hotel rooms than residents, there’s something for every budget in this quirky coastal village.

06/14/2017 By Michael Hardy

Texas Beaches

The Local's Guide to Galveston Island

Where to find the least-touristy beaches, cheapest beachfront views, and the Gulf Coast-iest gumbo.

06/14/2017 By Peter Holley

Island Life

Warm Weather-Loving Penguins Are Headed to Moody Gardens

A renovated Aquarium Pyramid is unveiling a new Humboldt penguin exhibit this summer.

04/28/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

For Reel

Catch the Southwest International In-Water Boat Show

From novice sailors to seasoned skippers, expect a boatload of vessels and family fun in League City this weekend.

04/03/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Ice House

3 Events to Catch If You're Reel Serious About Fishing or Sailing

A boatload of sailorly fun is on the way to Houston this month.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ahoy!

Top 5 Reasons to Set Sail This Season

Enjoying the Gulf has never been easier—or breezier!

01/11/2017 By Emily Juhasz

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

Endless Summer

Tanker Surfing, Born in Galveston Bay, Remains an Extreme, Elusive Sport

Dropping in on the exclusive, members-only sport, trailing tankers and riding the waves.

08/22/2016 By Steven Devadanam

The Big Easy

6 Fun Festivals in New Orleans That Aren't Mardi Gras

From cocktail parties to French fireworks, New Orleans has a summer soirée for every situation.

06/21/2016 By Miranda Proctor

Hidden Gems

Sarasota: The New "It" City of the Sunshine State

Circus mansions, jungle gardens, and shopping while sipping to-go daiquiris; you're going to love it here.

06/14/2016 By Miranda Proctor

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

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: Mardi Gras with the Locals in Galveston

Join the state's largest Mardi Gras celebration this weekend.

02/02/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: The Best Mardi Gras You've Never Heard Of

In Port Arthur, a Southeast Texas-style Fat Tuesday celebration enters its 23rd year.

01/19/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

We Drove an RV to a Lake Charles Casino, and You Can Too

Driving your home to the Golden Nugget is an experience everyone should try.

05/03/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Hop On I-10

Tips for New Orleans Jazz Fest

Two amazing music weekends, just down the road.

04/23/2015 By Bryan Washington

High Rollers

Get Thee to The Golden Nugget

Drive over to Louisiana for a weekend of fun and luxury in Lake Charles.

03/26/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Cuban Comedy

Conan O'Brien Took His Show to Cuba

The late night host made history in Havana.

03/05/2015 By Andrew Husband

Road Eats

The Top 10 Things to Eat in New Orleans

One man's treasure trove.

02/23/2015 By Bill Wiatrak

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