• Texas State Parks With Golf Courses

    How can you beat a weekend camping at a Texas State Park and playing a round of golf. There are only three Texas State Parks with golf courses and two more have miniature golf or disc golf. However, most State Parks are close to some great golf courses and we’ll include those on this list. Grab Read more…


  • What is the Best Lake to Live on in Texas?

    Wow! Who could choose the best lake in Texas? This is a hard one to answer. Texas has 188 lakes that cover 5,000 acres or more and most are much larger. Texas claims 7,000 lakes, but most of them would not be lakes with names we would recognize. Texas is comprised of ten ecoregions designated Read more…

  • Strangest Names Of Texas Towns

    It is no doubt that Texas has some towns with outlandish and strange names. As far as Texas culture goes, Gun Barrel City, Point Blank, and Spur, Texas, are not such strange names. Texas ended up with some stranger names than those two, so we took a look at them and why they ended up Read more…

  • Where in Texas Can You Live On Water?

    Texas provides 188 lakes covering 5,000 acres or much more, and 3,700 named streams and 15 major rivers that flow for over 191,000 miles. Plus, Texas claims 7,000 lakes, some of which are so small that only wildlife enjoys them. On top of that, Texas has 367 miles of ocean coastline on the Gulf of Mexico. Read more…

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Austin

Visit the Texas capitol city, known for live music and outdoorsy activities like hiking and paddling.

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Dallas

Check out the hub of the “Lakes and Prairies” region, with plenty to do both inside and out in DFW.

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Houston

Come see the third largest metro area in America, with everything from birdwatching to boating and beyond.

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San Antonio

Bienvenidos! Check out the riverwalk and the Alamo. From food to fiestas, this city is a lot of fun.

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