Who are you traveling with?
My friend posse
My trusty companion
On vacation, what gets your motor running?
Local cuisine and craft cocktails or discovering great wines and beer
Doing all the “cool” and arty things and posting about it on Instagram
Being enveloped by the natural world
Doing a deep dive on the local history and culture
What’s the first thing you want to do when you hit town?
Sampling the local cuisine before anything else
Taking selfies with the native flora and fauna
The park, the trail, the water—anything that gets me out under the big blue Texas sky
Historical monuments or museums to better understand the culture
What kind of critters are you hoping to spy on your trip?
Black bear (from a distance)
A colorful Chihuahuan Greater Earless lizard
Friendly donkeys or maybe an alpaca
What are you hankering for?
Prickly pear margarita (or two?)
BBQ spareribs or a half-chicken with jalapeño mac ‘n cheese
Blackened Buffalo rib-eye with butter or chicken-fried steak
Nachos, queso, tortilla chips, quesadillas, tacos…
What’s the plan for after dark?
Sitting down to a delicious meal
Boot scootin’ and slugging longnecks
Strange encounters of the mysterious (and possibly alien?) kind
Watching the sunset and then stargazing
How do you get your kicks?
Sinking birdies on the golf course
Biking, horseback riding, or kayaking—all in one day
Opening a cold one in the shade
Packing plenty of water and hiking a scenic trail
What is your top priority from a vacation?
Making time stand still (taking a complete break from my day-to-day)
Looking good while I do all the things (oh, and souvenirs)
Matching my pace with the locals
Making memories with loved ones
When would you like to make a getaway to the Alpine/Marfa area?