Jun 4, 2014
Sea Air, Twisties and Fracking - in Three Days
I seldom need an excuse to ride, but I don't always have the time. When I had the chance to see my daughter Trang in Houston and take an extra day to go to the Hill Country of Texas, I took it.
The swath of Texas 71 that stretches between Austin and Houston is a well-traveled stretch for Longhorn fans, Houstonians with kids at the University of Texas, Austinites headed to H-town to binge on museums, and all manner of east-west adventurers.
Insider's guide to treasure hunting in Texas
It's been said that Texas is full of treasures, but most don't realize that Texas is literally filled with treasures that you can actually find- if you're ready to dig for them.
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U.S. National Archives, 1973 near Leakey, Texas
We've all seen the beer commercials set in big beach dance parties: the bikini-clad woman passing a frosty bottle over to her partner, a well-muscled specimen with an equally bare midriff and a knowing smile.
Best Summer Ever 2014
Contrary to popular belief, summer vacation did not originate as a time for rural schoolchildren to take an extended break to help out on the family farm.