Big Bend…and Chill

By Cactus Jane

There’s no better way to begin – or especially end – a vacation in the Big Bend, than with the pampering luxuries at Agave Spa in Lajitas.

The itty-bitty parlor is housed on the grounds of Lajitas Golf Resort, right next to a delicious bakery. It’s a cozy, intimate setting, and can accommodate three […]

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Time Travel Road Trip

By Cactus Jane

One of the most relaxing things to do out here is take in the scenic drives. Cruising from village to village on long highways and county roads creates a zen-like joy. There’s something satisfying about racking up the miles with nothing but mountains and range land in view.

In the Big Bend, there’s hardly […]

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A River Worthy Of Its Name

The Rio Grande is a diminutive creek compared to the world’s mightiest rivers. The Amazon, the Nile, the Mississippi make no claims to greatness in their name, but the Rio Grande does have a few attributes that allow it to justify its lofty moniker.

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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.

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Coming Home

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.

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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".

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Despite conflicting reports, the Chisos Mountain Lodge is OPEN. The campground is closed for road paving.
  • Be aware that cell phones may inadvertently change to Mountain Time and cause you to be an hour behind schedule. Double check when in the area for the correct local time when visiting. The Big Bend area is in Central Standard Time.