Peer Into the Lives Of Modern Day Vaqueros – And the Birthplace Of Today’s Cowboys – At The Briscoe Western Art Museum

by Dawn Robinette on December 9, 2021

Much of what we identify as cowboy culture has Mexican roots. Even the word “buckaroo” comes from the word vaquero. Whenever a cowboy straps on chaps (from “chaparreras,” for leather leggings), or competes in a...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! A Photo Tour of the Texas Renaissance Festival

by Julie Tereshchuk on October 7, 2021

Come take a tour through the nation’s largest Renaissance event.  Every year over 450,000 eager patrons enter through the gates of the Texas Renaissance Festival into an extraordinary 16th century European village. From October 9...

A Photo Tour Across Texas, in 8 Easy Steps

by Julie Tereshchuk on June 7, 2021

As we swap our felt hats for straw hats in Texas, our eyes also turn to the open road. With thoughts of Texas road trips top of mind for summer 2021, enjoy this wonderful photo-roundup...

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Randal Ford’s 7 Tips: How to Photograph Your Dog

by Bebe Brown on November 4, 2020

What says holidays more than a photo of your four-legged loved one to share far and wide this season? Here’s how to ace it for 2020, courtesy of award-winning Austin-based animal photographer Randal Ford. “As...

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How I Spent 3 Nights Photographing the Northern Lights in Alaska

by Jennifer Simonson on April 15, 2019

On a 98-degree August afternoon in Austin, I was lying on my couch reading magazines when I came across an article that said that Fairbanks, Alaska was one of the best places in the world...

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#TravelTuesday: In Mexico, the Underwater Secrets of a Cenote

by Sarah Teveldal, photographer on March 26, 2019

A cenote is a natural sinkhole caused by the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. There are over 6,000 cenotes in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula alone. Cenotes vary in size and features, some boasting...

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Five Minutes With Russ Whitlock, Author “The Texas White House”

by Lisa Davis on February 28, 2019

President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson considered the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City, Texas ‘their heart’s home’ for the better part of their lives. During his political tenure, President Johnson and Lady Bird...

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The Unusual Story of Luscombe Farm Specialty Food Store

by Bob Valleau on December 28, 2018

Fourth-generation owner Leslie Luscombe is the first to admit that she had to overcome a lack of self-confidence to successfully operate a north Texas gift basket business and specialty food farm. Luscombe Farm, located in...