Once its own country, Texas is far from a one-trick pony. The cool city scenes in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio mix with wineries, beaches, Spanish missions, outdoor action, and lovely hill country. Plus, remember the Alamo?


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Austin's South by Southwest is one of "10 of the USA´s Top Music Festivals

  Spring and summer are prime music festival season, and after being largely suspended for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the most part they've come roaring back in 2022. The United States being the huge country that it is, there are dozens of options for all musical tastes. Here's a sampling of the top ten, in order of dates (all given for this year, but will be similar in 2023): read post  

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Texas featured in 'Barbecue in the USA: A Quick Primer'

  vwcampin In the USA, barbecue is a year-round treat, and many regions of the country – mostly in the American South – have their own particular slant on the art of roasting, smoking, and saucing meats on a nice hot grill or in a smoker or pit. But summertime is especially barbecue time here, when BBQ cookouts are common. Here’s a quick primer of the top variations for those of you visiting soon.   read post  

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Beyond oil & 'ride 'em, cowboy!': Why Dallas is a delight

 Art WagerHere’s a question for you: In which city would you find the USA’s largest arts district? New York City? Los Angeles? Chicago? Perhaps even Washington DC? The answer, you might be surprised to hear, is the third-largest city in Texas: Dallas. With no fewer than 19 blocks of museums, galleries, and exhibitions, the Dallas Arts District is a must for those with art in their hearts – yet another great reason why we’re excited to announce our first-ever direct flight to “the Big D” from…

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Salgado's Stagecoach Inn in 'Sleeping with History at 7 of the USA's most Historic Hotels'

Stagecoach Inn/Belton Library How would you like to spend a night or more at a hotel once frequented by Clark Gable, Ingrid Berman, Marilyn Monroe and a long list of other Tinseltown luminaries? Or snuggle down under the sheets at a former stagecoach stop along the famous Chisolm Trail which played host to George Custer, the cavalry commander in the Civil and American Indian Wars, and Jesse James, who needs no introduction? If luxury and elegance are your preference, how about the Hotel Du…

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