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HTX Texas Traveler

Tired of traveling to the same crowded, oversold, under-cared-for destinations? There's so much more to see and do in Texas — and most of it is less than a day or two away. In this CultureMap editorial series, we uncover the less-traveled road to great destinations in the Lone Star State and also highlight the special events and festivals you won't want to miss. Whether it's a weekend getaway or a full-fledged escape, there's something to entertain everyone in one of America's most beautiful and interesting places. Come explore with us!

 

HTX Texas Traveler

CRUISE SHIP WARS

Cruise ship wars: Galveston racing to hold off the Port of Houston's challenge in a major money fight

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Feb 28th, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Galveston, the fourth busiest cruise terminal in the nation, is looking to add a third cruise ship terminal to try and ensure its port stays busy. The addition of a ...


PRESIDENTIAL PAINTINGS

George W. Bush shares his paintings with the world in new exhibit

By Diana Oates

Feb 27th, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Despite a penchant for privacy, former president George W. Bush is finally going to share his personal paintings with the world. Dubya's artwork will soon be on display at ...


REAL ESTATE CONFAB

Houston's dominance of the luxury vacation home market lures Sotheby's high-dollar agents

By Shelby Hodge

Feb 24th, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Shortly after Martha Turner Properties was purchased by Sotheby's International Realty, the luxury real estate company brought in its top sellers from targeted vacation markets around the country to ...


RANSOM CENTER TREASURES

Strange and wonderful treasures with magical powers can be discovered at Austin research center

By Justin Boyle

Feb 23rd, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Have you caught wind of the priceless stuff that makes its home in the copious Harry Ransom Center research collections at the University of Texas - Austin? The acquisition of the ...


B&B FOR SALE

Historic Texas bed and breakfast with a cigar factory past goes on sale for $1.2 million

By Barbara Kuntz

Feb 19th, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Editor's Note: Houston and the surrounding areas are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through some ...


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