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Greek Vacation

Isles and isles of Greece Whether you crave the serenity of Syros or the merriment of Mykonos, there's a Greek island -- with fabulous food and views -- waiting for you. [The Austin American-Statesman, September 10, 2006] photo by Andrew Patoski

Caprock Canyon Trailway

The Ultimate Big Bend Hike Head for Big Bend Ranch State Park. Total visitor count for the quarter million acre park is 30,000. Last week, my party were the only visitors in the park. We had it all to ourselves for six days and 70 miles of aching backs, oozing blisters, lost toenails, lightning storms and unimaginable beauty. [Texas Parks and Wildlfe magazine, August 2005]

Caprock Canyon Trailway

The Real Texas: Caprock Canyons Trailway History pulses along the Caprock Canyons Trailway as it courses by ancient flatlands, wild canyons and authentic, old Texas towns. [Rails to Trails, Winter 2003] [Travel Facts]

60-Minute Man

60-Minute Man Leaving on a Jet Plane," the pop hit by Peter, Paul and Mary, may have put the romance in flying. [The Dallas Morning News, October 24, 2003]

Pit Stops

Pit Stops Where are the best places to eat barbecue in Texas? Six years ago we published a highly subjective-and hotly debated- list of our fifty favorite joints, and now we've gone back for seconds. [Texas Monthly, May 2003]
see also The Best of the Best; Top Fifty

Barra Del Torda

New! Pass The Bass, Por Favor Barra Del Tordo, a jungly sanctuary on the San Rafael River. [Outside Magazine, December 2002]

New York

Two Towns Still Terrific A family's summer trip to Washington and New York finds unexpected enrichment in the poignant aftermath of 9-11. [San Antonio Express-News, July 28, 2002]

Big Bend 2002

Big Bend 2002 Whether you want to hike it, raft it, drive it, or all of the above, here's everything you need to know to get the most out of a trip to Texas' greatest treasure. [Texas Monthly, March 2002]

The Wild Coast

New! The Wild Coast The untamed beach of Boca Chica, the birds of High Island, and the wilderness of Matagorda Island--these and other hidden treasures await you--if you know where to look. [Texas Bound, May 2001]

Road to Nowhere

The Road to Nowhere For a singular West Texas adventure, take a drive through Pinto Canyon to tiny Candelaria. [Texas Monthly, October 1997]

see also Rough and Ready; Sweating It Out

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