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

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Get Hip to the Heights

From first-rate food crawls to cozy cat cafes to concerts under the stars, this corner of the Heights has cool covered.

06/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Why There's a Statue of Bob Marley in Ethiopia

Fun fact: the Rasta movement arose in Ethiopia, not Jamaica.

06/07/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

In the Footsteps of Prince: A Visit to Paisley Park

Much like Graceland, a tour of the musician's Minneapolis home offers an intimate look into the life of a revolutionary American artist.

06/06/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Australia Is for Eating

Is Melbourne's food worth the 14-hour journey from Houston? You better believe it.

06/05/2017 By Scott Vogel

Travel

Rooting Out the 'Real' Mexico in Oaxaca

Mexico's cultural capital offers more than just moles and mezcal—including petrified waterfalls and rarefied ruins.

06/02/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Upper Kirby's Parks and Patios

Vacation in your own city by immersing yourself in a whole new neighborhood for the weekend—here's how.

06/01/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Friendly Skies

Take a Cheap Trip to New York with These Southwest Fares

These fall flight deals will let you enjoy the Big Apple during the loveliest time of year—for less.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Long Weekend

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 26-28

Bard meets barre, biking the Bayou City, and a reason to be excited about a bus ride.

05/25/2017 By Scott Vogel

Summer Survival Guide

50 Ways to Stay Calm, Cool and Collected This Summer

How to survive Houston's stickiest season.

05/25/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Rooted in History

Houston's Oldest Park Debuts Its $33.6 Million Renovation

Although Emancipation Park informally opened at the beginning of the year, the Juneteenth Festival will mark its grand reopening.

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

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

By Any Other Name

Journey Into the Yucatan for Dessert at Rosas & Xocolate

The boutique hotel's signature sweet is worth the heat.

05/18/2017 By Alice Levitt

Road Hazards

The Worldwide Ride of Silence Takes to Houston's Streets

The annual group bike ride seeks to raise awareness for cycling deaths at home and across the nation.

05/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Explore the Edible Side of the Houston Arboretum This Month

If you've never picked blackberries or foraged for mushrooms, we've got a bushel of delicious reasons to visit the nature sanctuary.

05/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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

The Friendly Skies

Ellington Field Celebrates a Century of Flight This Weekend

Houston's first commercial spaceport boasts 100 years of aviation history.

05/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

On Fire

In the Yucatan, Temozón is the Place for Smoked Meat

Joys of the flesh await in the tiny town just north of Valladolid.

05/04/2017 By Alice Levitt