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Dubai Diary
Editor's note: This is the first in a daily series of reports by Shelby Hodge, CultureMap's editor at large, from her week-long trip to Dubai. DUBAI, United Arab ...
New Flights Taking Off
On Tuesday, Allegiant Air announced it is adding a new route from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport beginning on June 4. The airline will now offer seasonal nonstop service from ABIA to ...
Fly Like a Virgin
Getting to Dallas and beyond just got much easier. On Wednesday, Virgin America announced it is adding five daily flights from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Dallas Love Field beginning April ...
5-Star Stunner
Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio restaurants often garner top rankings and land on "best of" lists, but only one Texas restaurant has been deemed worthy of 5-stars by the ...
Marfa Made Easier
Want to escape to a minimalist West Texas oasis without the day-long road trip? Starting in March, Dallas-based Resort Air Services will fly nonstop from Austin to Big Bend, reports ...
Off the Beaten Path
A shortish drive and an even shorter direct flight away (thanks, Southwest!), New Orleans is a popular spot for Austinites to spend a wild weekend. Filled with bars that never ...
Hill Country Road Trip
The popular wineries clustered along U.S. Route 290 and near Fredericksburg regularly draw big crowds to their tasting rooms. While these wineries are great, there are several hidden gems ...
Hot New Hotel Perk
Umbrellas are so 20th century. So, in a sign of the times, a Texas hotel now offers a simple perk that ensures their guests capture the best possible selfies. The ...
Travel Well
Emirates is making it easier — and cheaper — than ever to fly internationally in 2015. Through January 16, the Dubai-based airline is offering special prices on flights to numerous destinations on ...
Private Travel Perks
A new Texas startup hopes to save super-commuters from the hassles of airports with the convenience of private flights. Texas Air Shuttle is stepping into the growing Uberization of the ...
Survivor's Tale
Susan Schwartz, owner of a boutique public relations firm in Dallas, is counting her lucky stars: On January 8, she survived a deadly catamaran accident in Costa Rica, off Punta ...
Gray Lady Snub
Once upon a time, not too long ago, the New York Times really enjoyed writing about Austin. (We mean really enjoyed it. Like, a lot.) So imagine our surprise when ...
Hunting Contest Outrage
Kendall Jones, a Texas Tech cheerleader and noted figure within the hunting community, is certainly no stranger to controversy. In July, photos of the 19-year-old shown with the carcasses of ...
Globe Trotting
Years ago when composing a list of new lands to visit, I decided it would be most efficient to start with actual lands, places with land names. Having seen the ...
Best Hotels in The World
Travaasa Austin, an all-inclusive spa and resort tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, has earned a spot on the Best All-Inclusive Resorts 2015 by the Travel Channel.  No stranger ...
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