Posts Tagged ‘ Texas ’

What’s hot: December 2018

Dec 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world right now



Where the experts holiday: Ruth and Tony Daly, Founders of Ranch Rider

Jul 15th, 2018 | By

Ruth and Tony Daly are passionate riders, the husband and wife team running tour operator Ranch Rider – one of the very few remaining independent specialist horseback holiday companies.  They give their take on their favourite holidays from American ranch stays to Caribbean cruises…



San Antonio: a Creative City of Gastronomy.

Nov 7th, 2017 | By

Coming barely a year after the Texas city of San Antonio was granted UNESCO World Heritage status, the city has another honour. UNESCO has now designated it a Creative City of Gastronomy.



Saturday snippets: May 20th 2017

May 20th, 2017 | By

Last year saw more Britons travel aboard for over ten years.And more holidayed at home making 2016 a bumper year for travel.



Summer in the USA

Jul 4th, 2016 | By

From Thanksgiving to Labour Day, it’s no secret that our cousins across the pond like an excuse to celebrate, and 4th July is no exception. Independence Day is commemorated with fireworks, parades and concerts across America.



Where the experts holiday: Jax Tranchida, TV travel host

May 30th, 2016 | By

Food nerd, roaming gnome and host of The Grill Iron on Cooking Channel, Jax Tranchida, talks travel



The Rio Grande Valley – a whole different Texas

Jan 6th, 2016 | By

On Irene’s last day in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas, we visited Estero Llano Grande, one of nine World Birding Centers located here, where we were captivated by a flock of some 30-40 soaring white pelicans high in the sky.



How to cook the perfect carbonara

Aug 25th, 2015 | By

Discover how to make a classic pasta carbonara



Notes from a traveller: part 11

Jul 21st, 2015 | By

Kaye’s itchy feet have taken her to Asheville. Read the latest instalment of her ‘Notes from a traveller’ series, only on Just About Travel




San Antonio succeeds in its UNESCO mission

Jul 12th, 2015 | By

As Just about Travel mentioned earlier week this week, one of those sites granted UNESCO World Heritage status was the San Antonio Missions in Texas.



The copper-coloured smile

Jun 8th, 2015 | By

That is the nickname given to the Palo Duro Canyon in Texas. It’s because, with a 120 mile long and 800 foot deep fall, the copper colour – when seen from above – looks like, well, a smile!



Five low key American destinations

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By

Glendale will be getting a lot of love next week when the city hosts the 2015 Super Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium. But if you’re not a NFL aficionado, leave the Arizona city to the athletes and their fans and check out these five intriguing yet underrated US cities



New New Year Resolutions

Jan 1st, 2015 | By

Don’t sweat the big stuff. Celebrate the small stuff instead in 2015, says Kaye Holland



Saturday snippets: November 1st 2014

Nov 1st, 2014 | By

The location of a youth hostel in Sydney surprises Adrian as he sums up the smaller stories of the week.



America’s overzealous ID policy

Jul 6th, 2014 | By

Aged 33 1/2 and can’t get served



Saturday USA snippets – July 5th 2014

Jul 5th, 2014 | By

This week, Adrian gives over the snippets column to American stories as Just about Travel continues its celebration of July 4th – which actually lasts longer than one day over there!



Gunning for it

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

Why Americans shouldn’t be allowed to own guns



National Day of the American Cowboy

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

Special events include hay stacking, a cattle drive, a watermelon eating and seed spitting contest, a rib-eating contest and a contest for the most worn-out boots!



Dazzling Dallas

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By

The de facto capital of North Texas is a city worth stopping in rather than just using as a landing base. Kaye Holland discovers the real deal Dallas: designer shopping, top notch dining and chic bars



Austin powers onto the world stage

Jun 24th, 2014 | By

Kaye Holland visits the hottest new destination in Texas



Spotlight on San Antonio

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

Saddle up. San Antonio is ready to ride says Kaye Holland



Saddle up and sample the Great American West

May 21st, 2014 | By

Kaye Holland earns her spurs at Wildcatter Ranch



Fabulous Fort Worth

May 19th, 2014 | By

Don’t confuse Fort Worth with its city slicker cousin, Dallas. Cowtown – as Fort Worth is often referred to – maybe just 30 miles down the road but it’s a world away from Big D’s bright lights and big hotels. For an authentic taste of Texas – think cowboy culture and the old west – Fort Worth is where you go writes Kaye Holland



What’s hot: April 2014

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This April, all eyes are on London, Los Angeles and Austin…



The heritage missions

Feb 18th, 2014 | By

Texas has no World Heritage Sites but that may change next year as the Spanish colonial missions of San Antonio, Texas (to include the Alamo), as the United States nominates them for inclusion on the World Heritage List.



Want a longhorn as a pet?

Nov 6th, 2013 | By

When you see those cows in western movies being herded for cattle drives across the dusty praries, they are longhorns. How would you fancy one as a pet?



Do more in Houston

Jul 8th, 2013 | By

Home to a respected and energetic cultural arts scene, the fourth largest shopping center in the country, the oldest African-American theater in the Southwest and the brains behind United States space exploration, Houston is as diverse a city as they come



Fort Worth is worth knowing

Jul 3rd, 2013 | By

Thanks to the famous TV show, most travellers to Texas make a beeline for Dallas with its bright lights, big hair and shiny cars. But when you’ve ‘done Dallas’ (or no longer care who shot JR) wander a mere 30 miles west to Fort Worth