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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.

Why Go

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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7 of the World's Darkest Places for the Best Stargazing Skies

December 10, 2014 by Teresa Bitler

Remember when it seemed like you could reach up and touch the Milky Way, the ribbon of stars that make up our galaxy? Thanks to light pollution, it’s becoming ... Read More »

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4 Unexpected Cities for Art and Culture

November 21, 2014 by Christine Dayao

New York. Paris. London. Those are some of the big cities that travelers hoping for some cultural enrichment flock to. But what if you’ve had your fill of The ... Read More »

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How to: Experience Fort Worth's Two Sides in Two Days

November 21, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

With its irresistible cowboy culture, Fort Worth certainly lives up to its "Cowtown" moniker. But there's a more sophisticated side to the city, too. This is ... Read More »

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Why You Should Visit Fredericksburg, Texas Right Now

November 11, 2014 by Charu Suri

It’s easy to dismiss the charming 10,000-odd people town of Fredericksburg, Texas as a drive-by bit of German history -- especially when the Virginian Civil War ... Read More »

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For the Birds: 7 Places to Watch Fowl Take Flight Across America

November 10, 2014 by Teresa Bitler

The best things about birdwatching? You can do it at almost any time of the year, it can be a relaxing break from a packed travel itinerary, and it's often a ... Read More »

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