Road Trip to State and National Parks from San Antonio

Road Trip to State and National Parks from San Antonio

Park or Play for A Week or A Day at Texas' Great National & State Parks By Janis Turk Photography courtesy of Big Bend National Park, Enchanted Rock State Park by Siggi Ragnar I saw miles and miles of Texas, as the old cowboy song goes, and many of the loveliest...

BET ON A GOOD TIME With a Casino Resort Getaway

BET ON A GOOD TIME With a Casino Resort Getaway

BET ON A GOOD TIME with a Game-Changing Casino Resort Getaway By Janis Turk  Let the good times roll and make your next vacation getaway a luxury casino resort stay.  Most folks love to play quarter slot machines or try their luck at Texas Hold'Em tables,...

TRAVEL: Wine, Women, & Song

TRAVEL: Wine, Women, & Song

Enjoy a girlfriend sip trip along the 290 Texas Hill Country Wine Trail By Janis Turk Take your favorite Tervis cup, grab your girlfriends, and turn up the radio.  Soak up the sun, and take a Hill Country sip-trip to some of Texas’ best wineries. We picked 10...

Travel: ​A Trip to the Wayback

Travel: ​A Trip to the Wayback

​​The Wayback, Austin ​​The tranquility of the Texas Hill Country is minutes from town but miles from ordinary. By Carly Summers & Jenna McElroy  ​​ ​​When traveling from San Antonio to Austin, I always take the scenic route to enjoy the Spring wildflowers,...

Travel: Romance Revisited

Travel: Romance Revisited

De-stress Your Valentine’s Day: Revisit one of these laid-back weekend getaway destinations. With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, women are getting excited — and guys are getting nervous. "Should I order flowers, or will they just wilt and die? Should I get her...

Travel: Need a Cure for the Common Cold Winter Blues?

Travel: Need a Cure for the Common Cold Winter Blues?

Take a Cruise and Call me in the Morning By JANIS TURK “The cure for everything is saltwater — sweat, tears or the sea,” writes author Isak Dineson, and she’s right. There is no winter cabin fever that can’t be cured by a salty sea breeze, a piña colada on a sunny...

Eat, Stay, Play in Santa Fe

Eat, Stay, Play in Santa Fe

YEAR-ROUND FUN IN "THE CITY DIFFERENT" BY JANIS TURK “The City Different” seems an odd official nickname for a city as pretty as Santa Fe, New Mexico. However, this popular vacation destination’s century-old moniker conveys the message that Santa Fe is a city like no...

See the Best of Big D

See the Best of Big D

Do Dallas in Style the Summer Everything is bigger in Texas, and that’s certainly true of Dallas, a sprawling city of big business and buildings, big hats and big hair, flashy corporate suits and hand-tooled cowboy boots. Of its sibling cities—Houston, San Antonio and...

Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West

Plan a West Texas Road Trip the Family Will Love “I saw miles and miles of Texas…” goes the old Bob Wills classic, and those driving through West Texas will see just that — miles and miles of dusty two- and four-lane Texas roads with chaparrals darting across lonesome...

Texas Travel: Wild & Wonderful Wimberley

Texas Travel: Wild & Wonderful Wimberley

Take a Texas-style safari and support Wimberley’s big comeback. Last year’s devastating floodwaters didn’t destroy the beauty or the spirit of this delightful Hill Country village. Wild and wonderful Wimberley, a small Hill Country outpost just an hour from San...

Travel: Lucky Louisiana

Travel: Lucky Louisiana

Win big when betting on a gaming getaway Start rubbing your lucky rabbit’s foot, get your game on, and head for the border. Good times begin just across the Texas state line during a winning getaway stay in Louisiana. With nearly 30 casinos dotting the Louisiana map,...

Travel: Spring Break Snow Trips

Travel: Spring Break Snow Trips

This Spring Break Go to Snow Ski New Mexico By Janis Turk Looking for the vacation of a lifetime, one your family will never forget? Why not go to snow? Yes, even during Spring Break, into late March, snow is falling not far from Texas, so if your kids have never seen...

10 Reasons to Visit Galveston

10 Reasons to Visit Galveston

Texas favorite Gulf Coast destination enjoys a new Golden Age “Galveston, Oh Galveston, I can see your sea waves crashing,” sings Glen Campbell in a wistful song about a soldier who longed to return to his love—and his Texas hometown. Sure, the rest of the world may...

Crazy about Cruises

Crazy about Cruises

Cruise lovers sometimes claim that it can cost more to stay at home than to take a cruise out of Galveston. That may be a slight exaggeration, but it’s true that Texans can find affordable great-value cruise vacations with all the food, entertainment and excursions...

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