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Texas — The second largest state in the union, Texas covers 268,581 square miles and extends from sea level along the Gulf of Mexico to 8,000 feet in the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas. Primarily known for its cowboy culture, the Lone Star State also offers the unexpected, with the cultural attractions of Houston, Dallas, and Austin harmonizing with the history and pride of San Antonio and the Mexican arts and culture of El Paso.

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For big cities with small-town charm, the rambling beauty of Hill Country, and the spicy taste of authentic Tex-Mex.

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All the U.S. Is a Stage: A Guide to Free Summer Shakespeare

April 21, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

This year marks William Shakespeare's 450th birthday. If you can't make it to England to honor the Bard with a pilgrimage to his hometown of Straford Upon Avon, ... Read More »

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3 Ways to Have a Grown-up Spring Break on South Padre Island

April 04, 2014 by Tommy Burson

Spring breakers have been invading South Padre, a small island along the Texas gulf coast, with their beer-guzzling antics for years. But families, too, make ... Read More »

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Deal Alert: Omni Hotels' 72-Hour Sale

April 01, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

Looking for a last-minute getaway? Omni Hotels & Resortsinvites you to "Spring into Action" with its 72-hour flash sale.FromApril 1-4, rooms at the brand's ... Read More »

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Have an Affordable Fiesta in San Antonio

March 27, 2014 by Christine Wei

Chances are, you’ve heard of that little landmark called the Alamo in San Antonio, the city that’s also home to the beautiful five-mile Riverwalk. Here are some ... Read More »

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8 Great Hotels for Road Trippers

March 11, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

The great American road trip has captured travelers' imaginations for decades. For your next jaunt, give the bland chain motels a miss and pick one of these ... Read More »

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“Ask the locals where to eat – they usually know the best places to grab a cheap and tasty bite.”

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