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  • Wimberley: Small-town America, Texas-style

    USA Today – July 29, 2016 – , TX

    Non-Texans often think of Texas as flat and dry. But this is a different type of Texas. Hill Country is all rolling hills, cypress trees and lush strips of land. A number of wineries dot the landscape.  “People come here and take a deep breath and slow down,” says Cathy Moreman, executive director of the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce.
  • It's Massiv: Ready to Ride the World's Tallest Water Coaster?

    USA Today – July 28, 2016 – , TX

    Everything is bigger in Texas. Even its water park rides. At a height of more than 81 feet, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island opened Massiv, the world's tallest water coaster in late June. What, you may ask, are water coasters? As the name suggests, the popular attractions borrow elements of water slides and roller coasters (and take some inspiration from log flumes as well).
  • Reasons to Visit Marfa Other Than Gossip Girl

    The Houstonian – July 27, 2016 – , TX

    The 1.6-square-mile town of Marfa (population 1,700) is known for trendy, contemporary pieces and artists, who use the wide-open spaces around them for their art, such as the Prada installation. Foundations keep Marfa’s culture rich by hosting open houses where they invite artists from all across the nation to view the collections in Marfa.
  • Texas Hotels to Check Out Now

    Houston Chronicle – July 21, 2016 – Houston, TX

    Lodging accommodations in Texas tend to reflect their locales. That's a good thing, with our mix of rural and urban settings sprawled out over 268,820 square miles of land.   Though lately, new lodging destinations are trending more sophisticated-chic while retaining their sense of place. Here is a sample of some newer Texas hotels you should check out now.
  • Texas Swimming Holes

    Paste Magazine – July 20, 2016 – , TX

    In Texas, spending a summer day outside isn’t worth it unless there’s water involved. Texas holds countering cultures, but the state’s swimming holes bring together a community of people looking to enjoy themselves and escape the heat. For much of the state, the remedy exists in sage-colored swimming holes cradled by live oak trees and cookouts.  Not all Texas swimming hole experiences are equal. Some are better for large groups and families, others offer serenity and privacy, and still others suit rambunctious crowds looking to have a little fun while they float. Here are three Southeast Texas swimming adventures that cater to families, intimate excursions and floating parties.
  • 10 Best Water Parks of 2016

    Parents Magazine – July 1, 2016 – New Braunfels, TX

    For First-Timers: At the location overlooking the Comal River in New Braunfels, young kids can explore six spring-fed water areas—such as the Schatze’s Central Park with its castle slide, squirting fire hydrants, and kiddie car wash—plus four chlorinated ones. In all, the park offers 45 slides that kids under 36 inches tall can try, the most of any on our list. The beachfront South Padre Island park features a five-story “sand castle” with ten small slides, water dumping from sand pails, and squirting water features.
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