Texas’s Overlooked Natural Wonders

Once you get outside the hustle and bustle of Texas’s many major cities, there’s an enormous canvas of natural wonders to explore, from forests and canyons to tropics and mountains.

The Best Venues for Live Music in Houston

One of the many benefits of being a music fan in a big city is access to quality venues. From jazz to blues, country and western to rock and roll, Houston has a range of live music offerings to keep you entertained. Author Andy Rhodes shares some of the best spots in the city.

Houston’s Best for Business Travelers

For those visiting Houston on business, travel expert Andy Rhodes shares five mini-itineraries to help visitors make the most of the Bayou City beyond convention centers and hotel rooms.

Texas Slang and Twang: How to Talk Like a Texan

With a primer that covers everything from the usage of “howdy, ya’ll” to which meal “supper” refers to in the Lone Star State, author and local Andy Rhodes will have you talking like a proper Texan. Read on for information about pronunciation, accents, traditional rural sayings, and more.

Two Quick Getaways Outside Houston

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the country’s fourth-largest city? Take a quick jaunt to Brenham or head across state lines to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Read on for more about these popular getaway destinations.

Not Buried in Granbury?

According to the locals, three of American history’s most nefarious figures faked their own deaths, then ended up spending time in Granbury, Texas. Find out who they are in this interesting look into small-town Texas history.

Ghostly Overnights in Dallas

Jonanna Widner covers two Dallas hotels with a deliciously spooky history: The Hotel Lawrence, built in 1925 and once home to illegal gambling, and the beautiful Hotel Adolphus, where guests say they can still hear music coming from its abandoned ballroom.