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Texas Heritage Travel

Texas Heritage Travel

Places to go and things to see that remind us of our roots

Day Trips

Day Trips

Discover Texas neighborhoods' cool shops, eateries, and hidden gems

Texas Made

Texas Made

Handicrafts, foods, and more made with love in the Lone Star State

Chautauqua experience

Enlightenment à la Carte

Our writer travels to Boulder, Colorado, for a Chautauqua experience

Day Trip Georgetown

Day Trip: Georgetown

Touring Georgetown, home of what locals say is “the most beautiful town square in Texas”

 Catherine Cathey's Tater Tots Casserole

Catherine Cathey's Tater Tots Casserole

AAA member Catherine Cathey's dish features hamburger meat between layers of crispy Tater Tots

Texas Cook-Off Showdown

Texas Cook-Off Showdown

Foodies battle for trophies and delicious bragging rights

Car Reviews: European Sports Sedans

Car Reviews: European Sports Sedans

Jaguar XE 20d R-Sport, Audi A4 2.0T Quattro S Tronic, Alfa Romeo Giulia

Drive Smart Talking tech with a mechanic

Drive Smart

Talking tech with a mechanic

Travel Smart Budget-friendly adventures

Travel Smart

Budget-friendly adventures provide a wealth of memories

Smart Coverage: Homeowners Insurance

Smart Coverage: Homeowners Insurance

Thinking of renting out your home to vacationers? Consider these insurance questions

Car Reviews: Midsize SUVs

Car Reviews: Midsize SUVs

Mazda CX-9 Signature, Jaguar F-Pace 35t R-Sport, Ford Explorer Platinum EcoBoost V6

Drive Smart Gas Study

Drive Smart

Why buying cheap gas doesn’t pay

Travel Smart AFN

Travel Smart

Travel insights from military personnel

Cuba

Welcome Back

The island nation of Cuba retains its vintage charm, for now, as it lures more Americans

Photo Contest Winners 2016

The Eyes Have It

The winners of our second photo contest

Photo Contest Extra 2016

This Close

See additional entries from our photo contest

Chicken Run

Flock Together

In small-town Louisiana, a fowl footrace fronts a Mardi Gras feast

Sandra Yearms Joblonicky's Policinka

Sandra Yearms Joblonicky's Policinka

AAA member Sandra Yearms Joblonicky's Policinka

Car Reviews: Midsize SUVs

Cuba

You can find rare musical treasures in Havana—if you know where to look

DayTrip

Day Trip: Houston Heights

Explore a vibrant mix of shops, galleries, and restaurants

Oxford, Mississippi

A Novel Town

From books to barbecue, William Faulkner’s Mississippi hometown has it all

London

High/Low: London

This cosmopolitan world capital is buzzing with art and theater

Car Reviews: Electric Green Cars

Car Reviews: Electric Green Cars

BMW 330e, Kia Soul EV Plus, Toyota Prius Two Eco

Drive Smart Used Green Car

Drive Smart

What to look for when buying a used hybrid

Travel Smart Vacation

Travel Smart

The many reasons why time off is time well spent

Pearl Harbor Sites

Scenes of Valor

Four must-see sites at Pearl Harbor to mark 75 years since that date of infamy

Deep Ellum Dallas

Diving Into Deep Ellum

The compact downtown district in Dallas is enjoying a resurgence again

Costa Rica Uncaged

Costa Rica Uncaged

Our writer discovers an endless array of creatures

A Wild Winter Walk

A Wild Winter Walk

Exploring Colorado’s system of backcountry huts

Ron's State Chili Dish

Ron's State Chili Dish

AAA member Ron Bird’s winning chili dish

Day Trip: McAllen

Day Trip: McAllen

7 things to see, do, and eat in this Rio Grande Valley city

Car Reviews: Midsize Sedans

Car Reviews: Midsize Sedans

Chevrolet Malibu 2LT, Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring, Nissan Maxima SR

Banana-Nut Bread

Texas Kitchen

AAA member Melodie Smith's Banana-Nut Bread

Theme Parks

Theme Parks

Schlitterbahn’s Texas waterparks are in New Braunfels, Galveston, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi

Hill Country Yarn Crawl

Hill Country Yarn Crawl

Crafters carry on creative traditions at the Hill Country Yarn Crawl

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The culinary scene reflects the town’s artistic atmosphere

Caribbean

Caribbean

The ultimate shopping guide and essential shopping tips

New Mexico's Turquoise Trail

New Mexico's Turquoise Trail

From artsy towns to historic attractions, our writer tours the colorful sights

Car Reviews: Luxury Vehicles

Car Reviews: Luxury Vehicles

Cadillac CT6 2.0L Turbo Luxury, Jaguar XF 35t R-Sport, Kia K900 V6 Luxury

Drive Smart All-Wheel Drive

Drive Smart

Pros and cons of all-wheel drive

Peach Cobbler

Texas Kitchen

AAA member Mary Kay Eriksson’s peach cobbler

Travel Smart Travel Insurance

Travel Smart

When and how it pays to have travel insurance

Day Trip: Kilgore

Day Trip: Kilgore

5 things to see, do, and eat in this old northeast Texas city

Iona Handcrafted Books

Texas Made: Iona Handcrafted Books

Crafting a timeless way to record life’s moments

Santa Fe Art Markets

Market Research

An artist guides us through Santa Fe, New Mexico’s major art bazaars

Texas Made: Smith Map Studio

Texas Made: Smith Map Studio

Prints and paintings depicting battles of Texas and the Civil War

Day Trip: Abilene

Day Trip: Abilene

7 things to see, do, and eat in this old West Texas ranching town

Farley Girls Café

Legendary Roadfood

A corner café across from the University of Texas Medical Branch

El Paso Chihuahua's Southwest University Park

El Paso Chihuahua's Southwest University Park

One of the country’s best minor-league ballparks

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and Hogsmeade

Nokona Athletic Goods

Nokona Athletic Goods

Watch glovemakers at work on a factory tour at the shop in Nocona

Car Reviews: Hybrids

Car Reviews: Hybrids

BMW i8, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

Summerville, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

Sweet Tea Trail, a diversion off Interstate 26

Travel Smart It's Time to Go Back

Travel Smart

The logic and lure of making the return trip

Las Vegas Dining Scene

Las Vegas Dining Scene

Three of Las Vegas' newest players aim to win diners' hearts

Day Trip: San Antonio’s Pearl Brewery Complex

Day Trip: San Antonio’s Pearl Brewery Complex

5 things to see, do, and eat along the San Antonio River

Day Trip: Jefferson

Day Trip: Jefferson

9 things to see, do, and eat in northeast Texas

Day Trip: Barton Springs Road

Day Trip: Barton Springs Road

6 things to see, do, and eat in Barton Springs Road in Austin

Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland

A family experiences the cultural charms of Arctic Sweden

Discovery After Dark at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Nighttime Safaris

Discovery After Dark at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Picture This

Picture This

A changing selection of vacation photos from Texas Journey readers

Floral Attractions

Scenic Route

Check out these floral attractions near and far

Car Reviews: Urbane SUVs

Car Reviews: Urbane SUVs

Ford Edge Sport, Mercedes-Benz GLC300, Nissan Murano Platinum

Drive Smart Takata Recall Update

Drive Smart

An update on the Takata air bag recall

Grandma Russell’s Wacky Cake

Texas Kitchen

AAA member David Russell shares his Wacky Cake recipe

Ottos

Legendary Roadfood

A farm-to-table philosophy and German classics at Otto's

Texas Kitchen

Texas Kitchen

Learn how to make Forest’s Always Crunchy Pecan Candy

Car Reviews: A Sporty Triad

Car Reviews: A Sporty Triad

Mustang I4 Coupe, MX-5 Miata, Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door

Drive Smart: Car Loan Pitfalls

Drive Smart

Getting a car loan 
from the dealer or from a bank

Travel Smart

Travel Smart

Visiting our country’s national parks for inspiration

Cowboys of Color

Cowboys of Color

Many Old West Cowboys looked little like John Wayne

Modern General

Shopping Destination

Local artisans and savory treats at Modern General in Santa Fe

Ryman Auditorium

Tour This

The historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville undergoes a renovation

Launderette

Legendary Roadfood

Multiflavored, almost kaleidoscopic dishes at Launderette in Austin

Callahan Leatherpress

Callahan Leatherpress

Cody Caperton and Elliott Park teamed up to produce leather art

Legendary Roadfood Barn Door Steakhouse

Legendary Roadfood

The Barn Door Steakhouse in West Texas

Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona

Ancient American Indian pueblos and astronomy-related attractions

San Francisco's Presidio

San Francisco's Presidio

Tour the grounds and see a part of California's history

Drive Smart Oil Change

Drive Smart

Can you trust your car’s oil-life monitor?

Travel Smart Hotel Trends

Travel Smart

Though aimed at millennials, lifestyle hotels attract all ages

Car Reviews: Euro Crossovers

Car Reviews: Euro Crossovers

Audi Q3 Premium Plus Quattro, Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE LUX, Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Discover this West Texas natural playground

The Cranes of Muleshoe

The Cranes of Muleshoe

Visit the Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge, a preserve near Muleshoe

Antique Rose Emporium

Antique Rose Emporium

Find these floral beauties all around Texas back roads

Pet Travel Products

The Loot

A few ways to stay safe when you’re traveling with your pet

Storyteller Donna Ingham

An Honest Woman

Storyteller Donna Ingham is the Biggest Liar in Texas

Texas Made: The Great Pumpkin Carver

The Great Pumpkin Carver

Art teacher Scott Cummins sculpts iconic faces on his jack-o’-lanterns

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Attractions

The Oklahoma state capital features cool boutiques and outdoor activities

Concho Pearls

Concho Pearls

Beautiful freshwater pearls from San Angelo

Car Reviews: Mini SUVs

Car Reviews: Mini SUVs

Chevrolet Trax LT, Honda HR-V EX, Jeep Renegade Sport

San Antonio Missions

San Antonio Missions

The Alamo City’s churches are awarded World Heritage Site status

Where the Cowboy Reigns

San Antonio’s DoSeum

The new discovery center keeps little hands busy

Ladysmith Bed and Breakfast

Checking In

A review of Ladysmith Bed and Breakfast in Tishomingo, Oklahoma

The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center

Checking In

A review of The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center in Texas

Filling Stations

Get Your Fill

Read about 8 Texas restaurants in former fuel stations

Drive Smart Recalls

Drive Smart

If you get a recall notice, don't panic, but don't ignore it

Drive Smart: Used Cars

Drive Smart

Buying a used car? Be sure to do your research first

Drive Smart

Drive Smart

What’s fueling Ford’s foray into aluminum-bodied trucks

Trinity Groves

Trinity Groves is Growing

Four debuts at this Dallas dining destination

Aspen in the Summer

Summer Frolics in Aspen

Tips on dining, accommodations, and summertime events in Aspen

Car Reviews

Car Reviews: Full-Size Haulers

Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew; Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4x4 EcoDiesel, Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition

Drive Smart Inexpensive Cars

Drive Smart

Yes, you can find a good, new, entry-level car for less than $20K

Austin Pedicab Driver

Easy Rider

Confessions of an Austin pedicab driver

Lubbock’s Art Scene

Lubbock’s Art Scene

Hub of creativity at the Louise Hopkins Center for the Arts

Travel Smart

Travel Smart

Having a goal can deepen the meaning of a journey

World Birding Center

World Birding Center

Bird lovers find heaven on Earth in the Rio Grande Valley

Track Stars

Track Stars

Train collection at Frisco’s Museum of the American Railroad

Painted Churches of Fayette County

Painted Churches

A revealing look at these colorful pieces of Texas history

Screenwriter Bill Wittliff

Screenwriter Bill Wittliff

Enjoy Lonesome Dove mementos at a San Marcos museum

World Championship Ranch Rodeo

Texas Dance-Hall Heritage

How engineer Patrick Sparks is saving these historic structures

Day Trip: Victoria

Day Trip: Victoria

5 things to see, do, and eat in this Coastal Bend gem

Day Trip: Bandera

Day Trip: Bandera

5 things to see, do, and eat in True Cowboy Country

Just Fidldlin’ Around

Just Fidldlin’ Around

Old-time Texas bluegrass keeps toes a-tappin’

Day Trip: Fredericksburg

Day Trip: Fredericksburg

5 things to see, do, and eat in this peachy town

Day Trips

Day Trip: Montrose

7 things to see, do, and eat in this central Houston neighborhood

Day Trip: New Braunfels

Day Trip: New Braunfels

4 things to see, do, and eat in this riverside town

Day Trip: Orange

Day Trip: Orange

4 things to see, do, and eat in this small town

Day Trip: Denison

Day Trip: Denison

5 things to see, do, and eat in this cultural district

Mariscos de la Rosa

Legendary Roadfood

Mexican-style seafood at Mariscos de la Rosa in Brownsville

Bishop Cider Co.

The Dish

Bishop Cider Co. opens in Dallas' Bishop Arts District

Day Trip: Sugar Land

Day Trip: Sugar Land

6 things to see, do, and eat in this Houston suburb

Fort Griffin General Merchandise

Legendary Roadfood

A meat-lover's feast at Fort Griffin General Merchandise

Hands-On Taos

Hands-On Taos

Why just spend your time looking at other people’s artwork when you can make your own?

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

The desert's remote beauty lures artists and other creative types

Jack Allen's Kitchen

Legendary Roadfood

Jack Allen's Kitchen in Austin offers locally sourced Texas cuisine

SS Catherine

Cruise Report

SS Catherine: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s newest riverboat

Stockholm, Sweden

High/Low: Stockholm

Stockholm has parks, museums, and superb Scandinavian cuisine

Galápagos Islands

Galápagos Islands

Discover wildlife and wonders in South America

Copenhagen, Denmark

High/Low: Copenhagen

Plenty of wallet-friendly options abound in this expensive city

Alaska Iconic Attractions

Alaska's Iconic Attractions

A slideshow of Alaska’s magnificent wildlife, glaciers, and parks

Chiles Rellenos

Texas Kitchen

AAA member Consuelo H. Perez Weber's Chiles Rellenos recipe

Road Debris

Auto Tips

Watch out for road debris, which can damage your vehicle

Vancouver, BC

High/Low: Vancouver

Vancouver mixes American sensibility with European flair

Travel Smart Travel Security

Travel Smart

Simple tips for a safer journey abroad

Car Reviews Midsize Sedans

Car Reviews: Midsize Sedans

Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T, Nissan Altima 2.5 SL, Subaru Legacy 2.5i

Drive Smart CPOs

Drive Smart

In the know about certified preowned cars

Travel Smart Passport to Passions

Travel Smart

Pursuing a hobby can add dimension to your journeys

Drive Smart Automatic Emergency Braking

Drive Smart

A new era of safety with Automatic Emergency Braking

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