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Texas is blessed with great geographic and cultural diversity. The state's deserts, mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, canyons and plains provide opportunities for endless exploration. On our travel page, you can find travel articles from the magazine, travel videos and other travel resources.

From Our Pages: Travel Articles

Wanderlist: Literary Texas

Where Texas literature comes to life.

Wanderlist: Beachy Keen

A sampling of some of our favorite beaches.

Beat the Heat

Seek out these places with naturally cooler temperatures in summer.

Nurturing Nature at Spring Lake

The former Aquarena Springs now helps educate future stewards.

Wanderlist: Catch-and-Camp With Dad

These spots offer fishing and camping opportunities for Father's Day.

The Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Make 2019 a summer to remember with these 30 activities.

Wanderlist: Where Texans Bled

History and heartbreak at Texas battlegrounds.

Wanderlist: Bluebonnet Bliss

Where to see our official state wildflower.

Wanderlist: Geological Oddities

Check out these quirky wonders of geology around our state.

Wanderlist: Fall Color

Best places to see autumn foliage across Texas.

Halloween Howl

Contestants run, bike and paddle their way around Colorado Bend State Park ... in the dark.

Wanderlist: Hiking with Fido

Parks to hike with your four-legged friend.

Sweeter'N Hell

Annual Wichita Falls bike ride tests both strength and heat endurance.

Wanderlist: Caves

Head underground to find amazing rock formations.

Making Waves

Competing in Cedar Hill's open-water contest is no lazy lap at the pool.

Wanderlist: Aquariums

Fishy attractions throughout Texas.

Survival of the Fittest

Days and night of struggle face the paddlers of the Texas Water Safari.

Wanderlist: Tubing Rivers

A refreshing and relaxing summer day on the water.

Radical Maneuvers

Catch a wave at the Texas State Surfing Championships.

Legacy: Just an Old House

Revisiting a childhood haunt in Utopia reminds us that nothing stays the same.

Wanderlist: Desert Gardens

Get up close and personal with the denizens of the desert.

Wanderlist: On Location

Old movie sets are scattered across The Lone Star State.

Running Through Time

The Texas Independence Relay takes runners on a historical route from Gonzales to San Jacinto. read more

Wanderlist: Prehistoric Texas

A look back at when dinosaurs ruled Texas. read more

Wanderlist: Ghost Towns

Abandoned towns abound in Texas. read more

Rock That Climb

Each year, Hueco Rock Rodeo crowns the world’s greatest boulderer. read more

6 Days in the Valley

Spend a week in the Rio Grande Valley, and you won't see everything, but you can see what matters most. read more

Made in the Rio Grande Valley

We took our staff on the road to create a special issue. read more

Down the Devils River

The challenges of paddling and protecting a wild river. read more

Wanderlist: Scenic Drives

Photographers take us down a few of their favorite byways. read more

Texas' Royal Road

Traveled by explorers and settlers, El Camino Real gets new attention at state parks. read more

Wanderlist: Back in the Saddle

Bring your equine friend for a trail ride in Texas parks. read more

Natural Play

Goodbye, big structures. Hello, dirt and sticks. Old-fashioned fun is back in style. read more

Preserving Paradise

Water falls into a heavenly home for rare birds and flowers in Westcave Preserve’s grotto. read more

Walk Across Texas

At 72, Dave Roberts’ cross-country journey is hardly pedestrian. read more

Prime State Park Campsites

Catch an ocean breeze or a canyon sunset in one of Texas’ best places to pitch a tent. read more

Wanderlist: Wildflower Heavens

Here are some of the state’s top places for spring blooms. read more

Gently Down the Stream

Find the middle of nowhere in the middle of everywhere on an urban paddling trail. read more

On the Nose

Climbing the toughest peak in Texas state parks proves to be a Herculean challenge. read more

Lady Bird in Big Bend

Fifty years ago, the first lady headed west to promote conservation. read more

Bringing Back the Blanco

Residents, experts face challenges to restore the river after historic 2015 floods. read more

The Caprock Escarpment

A formidable mesa defines this slice of northwestern Texas. read more

Trekking Across the Top of Texas

Conquering the four tallest Texas peaks in one day. read more

Secrets of the Bayou

Like a mysterious movie set, the moss-fringed curtains of Caddo open on fascinating history and abundant wildlife. read more

Love at Second Sight

Texas cities are embracing their rivers again. read more

Courage and a Rope

Big Bend canyoneering provides high adventure for expert rock climbers. read more

Best of Texas 2014: Photographers' Choice

Photographers share their love of Texas' natural wonders. read more

Garden of Wonder

Dallas Arboretum’s new attraction brings kids into an interactive garden. read more

Get Coastal!

What to see and do all along the Texas coast. read more

Best of Texas 2013

TPWD partners share their love of Texas’ natural wonders. read more

Birding the Rio Grande Valley

I am a fledgling birder, a neotropical neophyte. Yet I burn with a passion to see — down misty trails and through the bright holes of dark blinds — the fabulous spectacle and diversity of the bird world. read more

3 Days in the Field: Travels around the state

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Hopeful Heart of a Hummingbird in Rockport

Lost in San Marcos

Red River Rejuvenation in Denison

Keen on Kerrville

Greasy Enchiladas and an Old Front Porch in Bryan-College Station

Bluebonnets and Blue Bell in Brenham

Lilies and Longhorns in San Angelo

Christmas in Galveston

Art of the Landscape in Marfa

Baptized by Fire in Bastrop

Natural Nacogdoches

Lubbock: Hub City on the Plains

Wildlife and Culture in Corpus Christi

A Guide's Life in Matagorda

Rock Heaven in Llano

A Walk in the Park in Boerne

Game Warden's Gonzales

Woody Respites and Small-Town Charm in Conroe

Port A with the Captain

Blue Skies Over Amarillo

Golden Triangle

A Bird Watcher's Laredo

Wide Open Spaces in Big Bend

Playtime in Marble Falls

New Braunfels with the Mayor

The Nature of Houston

Going Home to Bonham

Off the Beaten Path in Fredericksburg

San Antonio Trails

Family Camping on Padre

Hill Country Cowboy Capital

Big D, Naturally

Canyon Lake and the Gorge

Czech Out La Grange

Marathon's Rustic Appeal

Hope and Strength in Wimberley

Ready to Rock in Paint Rock

Treasure Hunt in Mason County

Cooling Your Heels in San Marcos

Evidence of Elvis in Gladewater-Longview

Birds, Beaches and Battles in Brownsville

Cooking on the South Llano River

Campfire Dreams in Kerrville

Rock Art Rendezvous in Del Rio

Time Stands Still in El Paso

Travel on TPWD video

Window to the Universe: McDonald Observatory

Telescopes cast an eye out to the heavens.

Paddling Trails of Texas

Paddle along as we explore some of the state's best paddling trips.

Outdoor Clubbing

Outdoor adventure clubs are gaining popularity around the state.

State Park Volunteer Vacation

Volunteers come from all across the country to put in a week's worth of hard labor building trails.

Watch more videos on the TPWD YouTube channel

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