Sea Rim State Park’s Fragile Magic

Far away from the cares of urban life, discover a seaside refuge bursting with life,” says Texas Parks and Wildlife’s interpretive guide to Sea Rim State Park. “Bursting with life,” absolutely: the park is home to (or rest stop for) an awesome collection of critters, from neotropical birds and bobcats to coyotes and alligators. And […]

Too Many Visitors Miss Out on Houston’s Diversity

In April, yet another study emerged online touting Houston as the most diverse city in America—edging out New Jersey’s Jersey City as well as New York City nationally, plus Dallas (fifth in the U.S.) and Arlington (ninth) in Texas. Rankings like these get trumpeted by city boosters, and they help dispel the stubborn and patently […]

A Weekend in Dallas

I am clocking my ninth year as a Dallasite, following stints in New York, Los Angeles, and Austin. Nine years in, and the sense of discovery has never left me, for two reasons. First, this place always has some new experience to punch up my Instagram feed. With an enterprising culture and plenty of capital […]

Five Upcoming Hotels

Austin The East Austin Hotel Opened May 13, 2019 La Corsha Hospitality Group just opened the doors on its latest a project, a 75-room boutique hotel with Danish-inspired décor, a courtyard pool, promising food and drink offerings headed by an all-star team, and options for all price ranges, including “cost-conscious cabins.” Houston C. Baldwin Hotel […]

A Weekend in San Antonio

San Antonio might be home to the Alamo and the River Walk, but this quickly growing city has much more to offer than its two most famous tourist attractions. I was born in San Antonio, raised as a dyed-in-the-wool Spurs fan, and grew up on tacos and Jumex juice. I might be biased, but I’ve […]