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Awakening to the sounds of rustling leaves and distant ocean surf, you stretch out in bed, enjoying your first few moments of the day. Around you, your... Read More

1. Barton Creek Resort, Fazio Canyons, Austin. Par: 72. Yardage: 7,161. ... Read More

In a 1940 American Magazine article entitled "Camps of Crime," FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover waged something of a war against motels, which he labeled "a... Read More

Swedish massages and basic facials can be found on nearly every spa menu, but they're no longer enough to entice savvy spa-goers. The 10 exotic... Read More

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Bed and breakfast. An elementary formula, right?It's amazing how wide a detour this concept has taken since farmwives started renting out the spare room... Read More

Though I've lived in Texas for 21 years and consider myself a native, it took me many years to comprehend the ranch concept. Here's the thing: Texans go... Read More

On the barrier island of Galveston, Texas, everyone still talks about the Great Storm of 1900. In a few hours, what was once the apex of Gilded Age... Read More

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are willing to go anywhere for something good to eat, and those whose last supper would consist of... Read More

Converting pagans. Raising the dead. Chasing every last snake out of Ireland. Saint Patrick is known, by history and by legend, for many things, but to... Read More

On an early fall evening in Houston, a typically hot and muggy one, some of the city's most powerful business and social leaders gathered in the... Read More

One of the paradoxes of contemporary architecture is that it's at once seamlessly international and necessarily of a particular place. When the trustees... Read More

Here, three fresh U.S. hotels. Bringing a modern flair to Portland, Oregon, is Hotel Lucia (877/225-1717; www.hotellucia.com; doubles from $115).... Read More

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas in Austin has long been one of the best-kept secrets in the nation. With the... Read More

(19) Chapada dos Veadeiros Brazil's New Age paradise A growing number of spiritual travelers are making pilgrimages to Chapada dos Veadeiros, an ancient... Read More

People who've never been to Dallas have strong opinions about it. They call it Big D, a free-enterprise theme park where everybody's a millionaire and... Read More

When love comes in Texas, it frequently involves scuffed cowboy boots and ten-gallon hats—or at least that's what the songs on the rental car's radio... Read More

Dallas is texas at its most american, so rich in archetypes and stereotypes—oil tycoons, the grassy knoll, the Dallas Cowboys, Southfork—that it has... Read More

What's old is new at four Texas hotels. HOUSTON A 1911 Beaux-Arts bank building is being transformed into the 135-room Hotel Icon (220 Main St., 713/224... Read More

If Renzo Piano, New York Times architecture critic Herbert Muschamp once wrote, "He can give lightness of being...to solid brick walls." This is... Read More

My southern-born mother wanted to send me to charm school. I was a teenage tomboy with scabby knees and tangled hair, and nothing could have been... Read More

Boston Envi Everything here says sustainable style: organic-cotton tees by Edun (Bono and Ali Hewson’s line); recyclable shopping bags; and, coming soon... Read More

When I think of the Texas Hill Country, here's the picture in my head: I'm sitting on the veranda of a rock cabin about 50 yards from a narrow green... Read More

See our slideshow of 10 Unexpected U.S. Wine Trails. ... Read More

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