The West Texas Bucket List

Your guide to the top things to do and see in West Texas. Davis Mountains - Far west Texas isn't just open desert like the movies would have you believe. Explore Davis Mountains State Park's miles of trails, camping, and informational programming... More McDonald Observatory - The stars at night are extra big and bright at this … Continue reading The West Texas Bucket List

Star Gazing at McDonald Observatory

The stars at night are extra big and bright at this West Texas mountaintop observatory. Hundreds of miles from bright city lights, the McDonald Observatory offers stargazers unbeatable views. Plan your visit around catching a Star Party where you'll have access to outdoor telescopes at the observatory's park and an interactive overview of the night sky. … Continue reading Star Gazing at McDonald Observatory

Alpine, Texas: “The Last Frontier”

Explore the town of Alpine, located between Marfa and Marathon. Get a sense of place at Stylle Read's wall mural Big Brewster outside of the Kiowa Gallery. This mural portrays notable town figures including visionaries such as Everett Townsend who spearheaded the creation of Big Bend National Park, successful rancher Herbert Kokernot who established the Alpine Cowboys baseball … Continue reading Alpine, Texas: “The Last Frontier”

The Gage Hotel in West Texas

The Gage Hotel is located in the charming town of Marathon that still has a frontier feel to this day. On the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places, the Gage Hotel was built in 1926 by successful rancher Alfred Gage and later converted into a hotel. Guests can stay in the historic Western style hotel, … Continue reading The Gage Hotel in West Texas

The Davis Mountains in West Texas

Far west Texas isn't just open desert like Hollywood movies would have you believe. The Davis Mountains rise up above the open plain and exposing interesting rock formations along the canyon walls. Explore Davis Mountains State Park's miles of trails, camping, and informational Ranger programming. Trails range from easy stroll to challenging, offering something for … Continue reading The Davis Mountains in West Texas

Top Photo Ops in Marfa, Texas

A tiny blip on the radar, Marfa is a far West Texas town turned cultural art mecca. Getting there won't be easy though -- the nearest airports are located in El Paso and Midland and are both about 3 hours away -- but we promise the extra effort will be worth it! In this tiny … Continue reading Top Photo Ops in Marfa, Texas

Top 5 Reasons to Ski Taos

Quick Facts Located in Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico Elevation: 9,206 ft - 12,481 ft Some of the best terrain in North America   1) Amazing terrain. With 300+ inches of annual snowfall and 1,294 acres of skiable terrain, the Taos Ski Valley slopes offer over 100 runs. Skiers enjoy light, dry powder, … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to Ski Taos

Vacation Vagabonds Guide: NYC in 48 Hours

New York City - A dazzling skyline, compact boroughs, streets packed with interesting shops, and unique people. In all its multifaceted angles, there are a thousand ways to "do" a trip to NYC. We decided to tackle the City in 48 hours and experience as much of it as we could in one short weekend. And … Continue reading Vacation Vagabonds Guide: NYC in 48 Hours

ACL Fest Essentials

3 days, 8 stages, 100+ bands. Now in its 15th year, Austin City Limits Festival (ACL Fest) continues to draw big crowds and a good mix of big and up-and-coming names. Whether this is your first or fifth ACL Fest, here's your guide to navigate the huge Austin festival with ease and grace.  Trust us, we're locals! Follow … Continue reading ACL Fest Essentials

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Yellowstone

We've visited Yellowstone dozens of times and have spent enough time in this park to consider ourselves professional Yellowstone tourists. We've compiled a list of the top reasons why you should plan your trip to Yellowstone! Only place in the world where can you see so many thermal features Yellowstone contains half the world's geothermal features and over 300 … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Yellowstone