Texas Hill Country: 4 Hidden Gems

The Texas Hill Country begins a little way west of I-35 between San Antonio and Austin, and from there extends a large area of rolling hills and valleys with limestone canyons, clear-water rivers, and a few scattered small towns. The Texas Hill Country is arguably the most beautiful region of Texas. Its green hills and rolling rivers are a stark contrast […]

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The Best of San Antonio

Without the modern skyline of Dallas or Houston, attractive and festive San Antonio looks nothing like the stereotypical image of Texas, despite being pivotal in the state’s history. Standing at a geographical crossroads, the city encases the complex social and ethnic mixes of all Texas. Although the Germans, among others, have made strong cultural contributions, […]

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Rio Grande Valley: Birds, Birds & More Birds

Located at the southern tip of Texas, the Rio Grande Valley offers the ultimate birder’s paradise. The lower Rio Grande Valley — the ancient delta of the river from Falcon Lake to the Gulf of Mexico — contains resacas or oxbow lakes, Tamaulipan thorn woodlands, marshes, wetlands, and forest. Thanks to these diverse habitats and the Valley’s […]

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