The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Guided Canoe Trips at Armand Bayou

From alligators to bobcats, you never know what you'll see at the 2,500-acre nature center.

01/08/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Eat Local

Made in Houston: Words & Food Pimento Cheese

Janice Schindeler went from editing for the Chron to (literally) spreading her love for cheese.

12/30/2015 By Alice Levitt

#SLGT

The Taste of Heights Honey

Is the loss of a sense of place worth the cost of mass production?

12/28/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Support Local

Made in Houston: Mad Hectic Oatmeal

Mallory and Ben Cowell are aiming to make mornings less hectic and more healthful.

12/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

TEQUILA!

Celebrate Out of the Box: Houston Margarita Festival

The fourth annual Margarita Festival returns to Houston this Sunday at a newer, much larger location.

11/05/2015 By Megha Tejpal

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

Joy Ride: 4 Bike-Friendly Itineraries to Get You Rolling

These routes will get you started, plus food, drink and entertainment ideas along the way.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Kyle Nielsen

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

Riding With the Pack: A Guide to Houston’s Bike Clubs

Braving Houston streets can be a daunting task for a new cyclist—fortunately, you’re not alone.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Skinny Dipping

Go Jump in the Nake

Just in time for National Nude Day (July 14), we take a trip to Emerald Lake, also known as Houston’s only nudist beach.

07/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Me-mor-ies

6 Things in Houston That Take Me Back to Beijing

The two are more similar than you'd think.

06/11/2015 By Jenae Sitzes

News

IAH Catches Man Smuggling Cocaine in Bags of Chips and Cookies

Ever wondered what four pounds of smuggled cocaine looks like?

04/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

It's A Party Y'all

Annual HobbyFest Celebrates Houston Air Travel

Hobby Airport is hosting a neighborhood party, and you're invited.

04/10/2015 By Andrew Husband

Space, The Next Frontier

Will Ellington Field Get Its Spaceport?

Plans for the Houston Airport System entering the space race are proceeding apace.

03/23/2015 By Andrew Husband

Nuts are complimentary

Houston's Most Recent Airplane Stowaway Was Too Cute

A baby squirrel hitched a ride from Costa Rica to Houston last month.

03/11/2015 By Andrew Husband

Voluntary Constraints

Get Free With a Little Help From Your Friends

In which we try—and fail—to work our way out of Escape Room Houston.

02/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

In-State Rivalry

Is Houston a Texas Travel Destination?

Do you like perfectly adequate beaches?

10/29/2014 By Chris Abshire

Homesick in Houston

A Transplants' Guide to Home in Houston

Every year, 70,000+ people move to Houston. What challenges do they deal with upon arrival and how can they satisfy their longing for home around their new city?

10/22/2014 By Natalie Harms

Beer and Brats

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Houston

Hoist a Hofbrau and say prosit at these four centers of German culture.

10/06/2014 By Alexa Hyde

Home on the Range

Ready, Aim, Fire: Three of Houston’s Best Ranges

Before setting off on the hunt, polish up your rifle and your shooting skills.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

RUMMAGING HOUSTON'S ATTIC

Second-Hand Madness

A few of the weirdest and most wonderful finds from Houston's thrift stores.

07/30/2014 By John Lomax

hidden gems

Touring the Girl Scout History Museum

Since opening in 2007, this little-known museum has spotlighted the scouting organization's illustrious past. Sorry, though: no Thin Mints.

07/11/2014 By Emily Donaldson