Texas Lifestyle Magazine Celebrates 10 Years of Everything that Makes Living Great in the Lone Star State!

by Marika Flatt on April 8, 2024 in Entertainment, Lifestyle,

We are honored to have brought our readers 10 full years of all that makes “living great in the Lone Star State!” From travel within Texas, domestically and internationally, to the best restaurants, wineries and breweries the state has to offer, to gift guides, roundups and entertainment galore, we are grateful for the opportunity to tell these stories.


To celebrate a decade of this small, family-owned business, thriving from Central Texas, we want to thank our readers, our social media followers, our newsletter subscribers. We hope to continue filling your screen, feeds and conversations with the very best our state offers. 

Photo courtesy Marika Flatt

We also enjoy our partnerships with Texas TV stations, where our Associate Editor/ Travel Editor regularly contributes as a travel expert for such segments as San Antonio Living, Spectrum News, Good Morning Texas, KVUE, Daytime (FOX), and Studio 512 on KXAN

We want to take a little trip down memory lane with you as we highlight 10 of our favorite articles!

24 Hours in Austin

 Photo Courtesy Holly Winters

Austin, Texas, is notorious for live music, good food, and a great group of people. If you are looking for a girls weekend, bachelor weekend, or even a stay-cation then this article is for you. Location is everything in a busy city, and the Loren is the perfect place to stay so you do not miss any of the fun!


An Enchanting Escape at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Photo Courtesy JW Marriott San Antonio

A luxurious retreat located right here in Texas, the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa offers guests a chance to relax and escape their hectic lives. This hotel offers a variety of amenities so no matter the age of the guest, there is guaranteed fun for everyone. From the ladies lounge to the indoor glamping set-up, this is the perfect place to spend a weekend away.


Texas-native Parker McCollum On Growing Up in Texas & ACL Live

Photo courtesy Austin PBS. Photo by Scott Newton

Parker McCollum is no stranger to the stage — or Texas. Growing up in Conroe, Texas, and then later moving to Austin, we sat down with Parker to talk about his upcoming album as well as his ACL Live performance. Read more about our interview with Parker in this article!


Which Native Bees Live in Texas, and How Can We Save Them? Creating a Habitat Garden for Bees

Photo Dara Mullen

With the decline of a major environmental contributor such as bees, learn which native Texan plants can help foster and facilitate the well-being of bees. While helping the pollinators do their job, adding these plants to your garden can spice up your yard and save other living creatures and insects.


Non-Toxic Plants for Creating a Beautiful Dog-Friendly Yard

Photo by Ron Fung on Unsplash

While we love seeing our furry companions frolic and playing outdoors, ensuring their health and safety is one of the best ways to show them our love. From proper fencing to planting non-toxic plants, see how to best create a safe and secure environment for your four-legged friends.


A Whimsical Weekend in The Woodlands

Photo Courtesy The Woodlands Resort

Perfect for short weekend getaways, The Woodlands Resort offers a local paradise for Texans to relax and vacation all in the comfort of the Lone Star State. With local restaurants and bars, as well as activities to do on the property, take some time to kick back and enjoy a short trip just outside of Houston.


Southern Oregon: Get Stuck Between a Rock and a Beautiful Place

Photo Courtesy Travel Southern Oregon

For those who love the outdoors with a blend of local attractions, SoOR is the perfect vacation spot to explore nature and communities. From Crater Lake National Park to the Shakespeare Festival, you can find all types of activities for family and friends to enjoy.


Determination Triumphs: Type 1 Diabetic Defies the Odds, Conquers Mountain Summit

Photo courtesy Tim Krauss

Most often, when you tell someone you climbed to the peak of the Andes mountain range, that is an impressive feat already, but for Tim Krauss he accomplished it with some work ethic, a right mindset and type 1 diabetes.


“The Miracle Morning” Author Hal Elrod shares practices to better living

Photo courtesy Hal Elrod

Multi-bestselling author Hal Elrod has been dealt some rough cards throughout his life. See how he has overcome adversity and adopted a better mindset to share with audiences on how they can lead better and happier lives.


Texas Gears up for the 2024 Total Eclipse with Events Held across the Lone Star State

Photo Courtesy Jongsun Lee on Unsplash


On April 8, 2024, witness a rare celestial event that will occur over the great state of Texas. Check out some of these local events happening near you to get the best viewing experience of this extraordinary event that only occurs once in a blue moon.


Marika Flatt, Outstanding Austin Communicator 2021, is the Travel Editor of Texas Lifestyle Magazine. She began her travel writing career in 2002, and can be seen as a contributor on TV shows across Texas, such as KVUEDaytime (FOX)San Antonio LivingGood Morning Texas, and KXAN!  Marika spent five years as the voice of the “Weekend Trip Tip” on NPR’s Texas Standard pre-Covid. She loves cabins near a lake under the Texas sky.