Love tunnels not includedA while back we presented a dozen of the most beautiful bridges in Texas, a state most people don't normally associate with bridges. They associate it even less with tunnels. Texas isn't exactly a mountainous state, and wherever there's a big outcropping there's gene ... More >>
Scenic routes, and othersTexas has some beautiful stretches of highway, and it has some where you just want to pluck out your eyeballs. Truth be told -- if you take out the urban panoramas of strip malls and national franchises -- there's probably more of the former than the latter. Let's l ... More >>
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death.
Photos by Brittanie SheyThe BootEd. Note: This is the fifth part of a series on traveling to Big Bend National Park. Saturday morning we wake up with a thin layer of frost on our tents. Texas Traveler's Christmas gift to herself was a mummy-style 10º sleeping bag from R.E.I. -- this first r ... More >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyFire at La KivaEd. Note: This is the fourth part in a series of posts on traveling to Big Bend and back. Let me start off by saying that if you are a Big Bend virgin and you have the opportunity to visit the park for the first time with a seasoned veteran, jump on that ch ... More >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyCasa MesaEd. Note: This is the third part in a series about traveling to Big Bend. Part one and part two covered heading west and the sublimely bizarre towns like Marfa along the way. Part of what started Texas Traveler's obsession with Big Bend was a chance encounter ... More >>
Right after Christmas, Rocks Off hopped into our car and headed straight for the bowels of West Texas. It's a long drive to Big Bend, mostly through the middle of nowhere, huge swaths of land where even AM radio can't reach. Twelve hours in the car demands a certain kind of playlist that, like a ... More >>
Break the summer monotony at one of these out-of-the-way destinations.
Jetports and elite resorts may do what border bandits, blistering heat and harsh desert life couldn't: rob Big Bend of its rugged beauty.