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  1. These dreamy Texas towns and counties rake in millions on AirbnbRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | CultureMap

    The magic of West Texas and the Texas Hill Country have long beckoned travelers , but a new study from Airbnb reveals just what an economic powerhouse the region is becoming. On September 19, the hospitality company and home rental site released data for 177 rural Texas counties , and revealed that over the past 12 months, more than $20.6 million has been funneled into these rural areas - and that's just rental fees.


  2. Magical West Texas escape springs into week's most popular storiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2018 | CultureMap

    Editor's note: Ease into the long weekend with a look back at our most-read stories of the week, including a West Texas oasis, juicy new brewery, and more. 1. Magical West Texas hot spot springs up to beckon Austin travelers .


  3. Magical West Texas hot spot springs up to beckon Austin travelersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | CultureMap

    The foothills of the Chinati Mountains reach almost to the Rio Grande River in a rugged and remote area of West Texas. Across this dusty landscape, dotted with creosote bushes and ocotillo, the jagged outline of the mountains stretches 14 miles across the horizon under a wide, blue expanse of sky.


  4. Whataburger cooks up restaurant-themed dorm room for Texas fanRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | CultureMap

    For many native Texans, the orange and white stripes of Whataburger feel like home. The San Antonio-based chain has taken that to the next level by gifting a Trinity University student with a dorm room devoted to all things burger.


  5. Austin's favorite non-Austin music fest returns to Marfa with big actsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | CultureMap

    Pull on your boots, spritz on Le Labo, and don your Fort Lonesome denim - it's time to head to West Texas. The 13th annual Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love returns to Marfa on September 20-23 for three days of music, makers, and even a good ol' fashioned baseball game.


  6. Texas' most coveted Airbnbs, Austin's FOMO Factory, plus more storiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2018 | CultureMap

    Editor's note: The weekend is here, even though Wednesday felt like Saturday and Friday felt like Tuesday. Before we recover from the mid-week 4th of July festivities, let's take a peek at this week's hottest headlines.


  7. 6 quaint Texas towns for an easy weekend escape from the Austin hustleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | CultureMap

    The big cities in Texas offer visitors fabulous hotels, amazing restaurants, and attractions that run the gamut from major museums to theme parks. However, nothing beats the charm of small town Texas, so this summer consider trading metropolitian for something a little more rustic.


  8. Austin company powers Marfa's ambitious Stonehenge art installationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | CultureMap

    A new art installation that evokes the prehistoric English monument Stonehenge yet incorporates modern technology is energizing the West Texas arts hub of Marfa, the desert town that blessed us with the Prada Marfa "store" and the Marfa Lights phenomenon. It's supported by Austin-based Freedom Solar Power, which installed the solar panels that supply power for the sound and light features of the work, titled Stone Circle .


  9. West Texas art house film festival returns to Marfa with new lineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | CultureMap

    CineMarfa, West Texas' annual film festival, returns to Marfa for another celebration of indie gems and artist-made cinema. Held in the historic Crowley Theater, the fest runs May 3-6, and highlights 10 films over the course of the Cinco de Mayo weekend.


  10. Essential guide to parties, parades and more during Fiesta San AntonioRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | CultureMap

    The year-long Tricentennial celebration may be bringing worldwide attention to Alamo City, but Fiesta San Antonio still feels like the city's best-kept secret. Running April 19-29, Fiesta is once again filled with dozens of official events ranging from colorful community parades to family-friendly parties to lavish foodie affairs.


  11. Best places to see spectacular nighttime skies in Austin and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | CultureMap

    Before electric lights, people experienced a star-filled night sky that inspired science, religion, philosophy, art, and literature. A growing body of research suggests that loss of this night sky has consequences beyond the cultural and aesthetic, affecting nocturnal animals, migrating birds, sea turtle hatchlings, and insects, as well as the health and well-being of human beings.


  12. Austin couple's West Texas adventure leads to destination weddingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2018 | CultureMap

    Austin couple Charlotte English and Kyle Muennink first met through mutual friends while attending Texas A&M University, but it wasn't until they both moved to Austin after college that they became close. English was at a backyard barbecue at Muennink's house when he asked her out for the first time.


  13. 6 totally unusual roadside attractions on your way to West TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2018 | CultureMap

    When it comes to traveling out to West Texas, chances are you're destined for famous spots like Marfa, the McDonald Observatory, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. But what else is there to see along that long drive? Whether you need a reason for a pit stop or simply prefer to visit places a little off the beaten path, we've got you covered with these unusual attractions worth a stop on your way to West Texas.


  14. Step into 12 contemporary masterpieces on the Austin Modern Home TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | CultureMap

    If you have ever spent a Saturday traipsing through a stranger's home, you know it's quite possibly the finest way to spend a weekend. Here in Austin, we are given ample opportunities to do just that thanks to architecture and interior design tours like the Austin Modern Home Tour .


  15. Top 10 stories of 2017 reveal Austinites love West Texas and Guy FieriRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 | CultureMap

    Editor's note: As 2017 comes to a close, we take a look back at the 10 biggest stories of the year. Though our top stories range in topic from real estate to high-speed rail, there are certain things that are always of interest to Austinites: the majesty of West Texas, the glory of UT, and, apparently, Guy Fieri.


  16. These incredible Texas destinations beckon Austin travelersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | CultureMap

    As the year winds down, we're taking a look back at the most popular CultureMap travel stories of 2017, with a Texas bent. These destinations will satisfy your itch to get out and explore the Lone Star State's most iconic destinations, plus some under-the-radar spots.


  17. Beyond Marfa: 3 adventures to celebrate the epic spirit of West TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | CultureMap

    If the Blanton's newest exhibition, Photography and the American Road Trip , has you itching to hit the highway, look no further than West Texas. Between Liz Lambert's chic outpost, El Cosmico , and countless contemporary galleries, Marfa has become a buzzworthy destination for art lovers and festival-goers alike.


  18. New Driftwood distillery marks a returns to Texas' spirited rootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | CultureMap

    It's no secret that Austinites have a longstanding love affair with Mexican spirits. Over the past few years, mezcalerias have been one of the hottest categories in the bar business, and margaritas are so ubiquitous that they might as well be declared the official city drink.


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