Big Bend has inspired authors for centuries. The magnificent landscapes and peaceful atmosphere make for a wonderful story setting. Most of the following are written by local authors and bloggers with more content to come. Follow our posts to read some of this work here.
Marathon’s “WestFest” is the Best Fest!
It’s a casual atmosphere of fun and food at West Fest every year where cabrito rules but there are also brisket, ribs, salsa and dessert competitions plus so much more.
One time I had opened a book about America’s national parks to a page showing a steep canyon. A muddy river flowed out of it, and at its edge, on a rocky beach, sat a cowboy on a horse. The text spoke of jagged mountains, sheer canyons, and hundred-mile vistas. Without knowing anything more, I longed to go there. The page header read: Big Bend National Park, Texas.
Voices From Both Sides
Since 2012, people have banded together for a day of music and fun on the Rio Grande called “Voices from Both Sides”.
Going to Boquillas!
You never know what might happen in Boquillas. Sometimes, the plan is as simple as crossing the border for lunch at Falcon’s Restaurant. But there is more to do than just eat and drink in town. If you’re up for exploring less traveled options, you will find there are friendly people willing to help you experience other places and delicacies of Boquillas.
Visiting Big Bend
When you’re looking for a place to get away, disconnect, escape into nature, there’s no better place than Big Bend!
The Big Bend
If you want a place to get away from all that city racket and regroup, the Big Bend is the place to come.
A Rio Grande Affair
This river and I have a history. Thirty-seven years ago, I saw it for the first time. And I fell in love, not just with the Rio Grande, but with the rugged, wild terrain on both sides of it.
Fossil Discovery Exhibit Opens In Big Bend
Big Bend National Park recently unveiled a brand new destination-worthy exhibit, the Fossil Discovery Exhibit. This incredible display of art, science and history officially opened January 14th and lots of people came out for it.
Marathon does Christmas the right way
If you’re in the Big Bend during the holidays, be sure to check out Marathon. It’s a little town off Hwy 90 that knows how to have big fun during Christmastime.
Remembering That First Big Bend Experience
The last frontier was not heard of much until writers and photographers started searching for other places to get stories and new photo material to share with magazines and newspapers.
Terlingua Oddities: Ships in the Desert?
Oh the sands of the desert. Where rocks protrude, reaching for the clear blue sky which allows the sun to caress the desolate waste. The camel, the ship of the desert, gracefully treads its way.