Texas

Lockhart: Most Than Just Barbeque

Lockhart: Most Than Just Barbeque

Texans have been making the day trips to the barbecue mecca of Lockhart for eons. The small town with its triple treat of barbecue joints is the official Barbecue Capital of Texas. While Lockhart has traditionally been known as a day trip destination, it has more than enough to offer for a relaxing weekend getaway. Put your bags down, stop for awhile, and enjoy the small town life with your barbecue.  

Mermaid Fetish? Head to San Marcos

Mermaid Fetish? Head to San Marcos

San Marcos, the charming little college-town halfway between Austin and San Antonio is known for many things, its historic square, its river, its outlet mall, but what most outsiders don't know, however, is that the town is obsession with mermaids. How did a mythical sea creature become the mascot for a landlocked Texas town? Here is how.

San Antonio: Cooler Than Your Mom

San Antonio: Cooler Than Your Mom

As Texas’ oldest city, San Antonio has long been thought of as the boring, old lady city of the state, not as cultured as Houston or as flashy as Dallas or as hip as Austin. But those who think San Antonio is little more than kitschy souvenir shops, a margarita-puke-stained Riverwalk, or quick tour of the Alamo would be surprised by the bold new restaurants, art installments and thriving arts and entertainment district the city now has to offer.

BEER WEEKEND: 48 HOURS IN DALLAS

BEER WEEKEND: 48 HOURS IN DALLAS

Texas has no shortage of odd liquor laws. Texans have long had to deal with regulations that prohibit alcohol sales on Sunday, spawn hour-long beer runs in the middle of large dry counties and create a jigsaw puzzle of small “wet” and “dry” municipalities overlaying large urban areas. Growing up in Dallas, we learned at an early age what side of the street you can buy beer on and what side you cannot, or which suburbs were allowed to sell alcohol and which ones were not.


A Fresh Take at Texas’ Jester King Brewery

A Fresh Take at Texas’ Jester King Brewery

On a 60-acre farm west of Austin, Texas, where the metropolis gives way to the rolling Texas Hill Country, a black-and-white miniature Australian shepherd named Eleanor greets visitors to Jester King Brewery.

Not far behind her is Averie Swanson, who despite leaving the brewery the night before at 1:30 am, only to return less than six hours later, still has a full day ahead of her. 

How to Get Started With Whitewater Kayaking in San Marcos

How to Get Started With Whitewater Kayaking in San Marcos


Surrounded by miles of rivers, streams and lakes, the area around San Marcos is a water-lover’s paradise. Kayakers, stand-up paddleboarders and tubers from around the world gravitate to this college-town of 62,000 residents in Central Texas. The town was put on the kayaking map in 1963 by the annual Texas Water Safari, a 260-mile canoe race that begins in San Marcos each June and takes participants all the way to the Gulf of Mexico over the course of four days.