Texas Beaches

Danger Averted!

Stingrays, sargassum, and riptides, oh my! We have solutions to the most common hazards of a day at the beach.

07/05/2013 By John Lomax

Open Road

Maroon Bells Migration

A Houstonian’s guide to Aspen.

07/05/2013 By Stewart Oksenhorn

Texas Beaches

Ask Dr. Beach

Put on your hat and sunscreen: it's time for Beachcombing 101.

07/01/2013 Photography by Peter Holley

Texas Beaches

The Eccentric Appeal of Bolivar Peninsula

Along this spit of sand, everyone drives on the beaches—even environmentalists on their way to the shorebird sanctuary.

07/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

U-S-A! U-S-A!

Which Presidential Library is Right for You?

Just follow our handy flowchart.

07/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Alese Pickering

Car Rental Revolution

Sleek, Silver, and Smart

Silvercar brings its fleet of high-tech Audis to Hobby.

06/27/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Destination Houston

Who Comes To Houston: Visitors Or Tourists?

Who are all those out-of-towners, and what are they after?

06/26/2013 By John Lomax

Fails

TripAdvisor's Worst Houston Tip

TripAdvisor: Sending you to bad and closed bars isn't the worst of it.

06/26/2013 By John Nova Lomax

July 4th Travel

Good Times, Great Tunes, and Loud, Loud Explosions

Where to celebrate independence Texas-style.

06/25/2013 By John Nova Lomax

In-Town Escapes

Armand Bayou by Day and by Night

Despite our fruitless searches for owls and homemade cheese, Armand Bayou is a great close-in getaway.

06/13/2013 By Ellen Goodacre

Air Travel

The Dreamliner Lives Up To Its Name

Houstonians rave over Boeing 787.

06/13/2013 By John Lomax

Air Travel

Southwest's Blowout Sale

Fly cheap from Hobby to dozens of US cities.

06/11/2013 By John Lomax

In-Town Travels

Westside's Marrakesh Mansion

Have A Dream Moroccan Staycation In This Rivercrest Home For A Cool $26K A Month

06/06/2013 By John Lomax

China

A Cheap Week In Chilly Beijing

$888 for airfare, hotel, and several tours and meals in Beijing.

06/06/2013 By John Lomax

Open Road

The Tacky Ten

The worst license plate designs in Texas.

06/06/2013 By John Lomax

Mapping Houston

Yes, EaDo Is Lame, but You're Wrong About Everything Else

Mysterious "Keep Houston Houston" blogger's absurd assault on local place names

06/05/2013 By John Lomax

Open Road

An Uncertain Future

The past is the present in Jefferson and Uncertain.

06/01/2013 By John Lomax

H-Town Diary

Lust in the Gust

Surviving a date with Ike.

06/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Dan Page

A Fable

The Prince and the Bakery

The story behind the medieval castle—moat, dungeon and all—in Bellville, TX.

06/01/2013 By John Lomax

The Art Of Travel

Gonzo And The GHCVB's Houston Mural: What Do You Think?

Received rapturously at first, backlash has erupted over the Bayou City-boosting work of "faux" street art.

05/28/2013 By John Lomax