Destination: Downtown

We Don't Know What the New Downtown Park Will Be Called, But We're Excited About It

Expect quite a bit of lounging room, covered and open seating, a B-Cycle Station and bike-repair area, a fenced-in dog run, and a casual café with indoor and outdoor seating.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

We Need to Save Sam Houston Park

Come on, H-Town. This is your history.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dive Right In

20 Texas Swimming Holes to Cool You Off This Summer

It’s that time of year again, Houston, when the weather is downright relentless and we have to escape. But don't despair: There are many cool, clear, refreshing lakes, rivers, and spring-fed pools to enjoy right here in this beautiful state of ours.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Catherine Matusow, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

California Love

Going Back to the Future in LA

You too can travel back in time like Marty McFly.

06/24/2019 By Bill Wiatrak

Magical Realism

Every Street Corner Has a Story in Cartagena, Colombia

Explore the city that inspired a Nobel Prize laureate.

06/21/2019 By Laura Gomez Quintero

Got Spam?

Eating off the Land in Kauai

Go for the beaches, stay for the locally sourced cuisine.

06/19/2019 By Bill Wiatrak

Playing Roulette

Eating Deadly Fugu in Osaka, Japan

What's it like to stare down death and then eat it?

06/10/2019 By Bill Wiatrak

Anything for Selenas

Selena Fans, Rejoice—an All-New Como La Flor Cruise Is Here

Bring your “Amor Prohibido” along for the short cruise in September 2020.

06/06/2019 By Siena DeBolt

Cheap Thrills

How to Bargain Travel Your Way Through the UK

Or anywhere else for that matter.

06/04/2019 By Bill Wiatrak

Save Our Wetlands!

What the Houston Botanic Garden Will Teach Us About Natural Flood Control

This garden aims to teach us how to handle stormwater.

05/31/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

¡Pura Vida!

Traveling Through Costa Rica: Then and Now

Once a backpacker, now a resort-lover—it's all good in CR.

05/29/2019 By Jennifer Simonson

One Way Ticket, Yeah

The Ultimate Beatles Fan Trip: Liverpool & London

From Penny Lane to Abbey Road, there's much to explore about The Fab Four.

05/24/2019 By Bill Wiatrak

Open Road

Sloughing off That Bayou City Carapace in Canada

Mountain Trek won't kill you, but there will be moments when any reasonable person might question whether they will make it to the end of the week.

05/24/2019 By Scott Vogel

Green Day

Houston Just Got Three New Bayou Greenways Trails

You can now bike, walk and jog three miles of new trails.

05/16/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dog Days

Johnny Steele Dog Park Is—You Guessed It—Underwater

Take your pups elsewhere this weekend.

05/10/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Weekend Getaways

What Not to Miss in Vegas Right Now

Come for the gambling, stay for the yoga.

05/10/2019 By Jayme Lamm

Bucket List Trips

When In Maui, You Have to Make This Drive

The road to Hana is the perfect way to explore the island.

05/07/2019 Photography by Bill Wiatrak

Houston Strong

What Did Houston Tourism Look Like in 2018?

Comicpalooza alone brought in over 50,000 attendees last year.

05/03/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Chasing Whistler's Mother

How Far Would You Go to See the World's Best Works of Art?

For this traveler, to the ends of the earth.

04/29/2019 By Bill Wiatrak

It's Back, Back Again

The Houston Arboretum's Ravine Trail Is Back

The trail has been closed off for three years due to flooding and erosion, and it's finally open again.

04/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp