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Where to stay in San Antonio

by Janis February - last edited February

Where to Stay in San AntonioFrom antebellum mansions to historic properties and hip industrial-elegant boutiques, here are some of our favourite hotels for those wondering where to stay in San Antonio.

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Southtown San AntonioVisitors know all about the Alamo and the River Walk, and perhaps they’ve even explored the popular new area, Pearl. But do they know that just a few blocks from the tourist-friendly attractions of downtown rests a distinctively San Antonio-style enclave of galleries, coffee shops, salsa clubs, taco huts, ice houses, beer gardens, craft cocktail bars, shops, art studios, bistros and more? This is Southtown San Antonio, and it’s spectacular.

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Chef Johnny Hernandez’ guide to San Antonio’s top “Tex-Next” eatsAppearing as a guest celebrity chef on food and travel network shows like Top Chef, Man Fire Food, Simply Ming, and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, as well as garnering lots of ink in magazines, Chef Johnny Hernandez is emerging as the friendly face of San Antonio’s exploding “Tex-Next” culinary movement.

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Bandera: The Cowboy Capital of Texas

by Janis July - last edited September

Bandera: The Cowboy Capital of TexasA quiet Old West settlement that looks like an old movie set, Bandera rests less than an hour’s drive northwest of San Antonio. All year long, visitors love this little Wild West town which locals proudly call “The Cowboy Capital of Texas”.

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Why you should visit Fredericksburg Texas

by Janis June - last edited September

Why you should visit Fredericksburg Texas

Just an hour northwest of San Antonio rests a historic German settlement, a sweet little Hill Country hamlet favoured by visitors and expat city dwellers captivated by Fredericksburg’s welcoming Old-World charm. But why should you take time out of your busy schedule to visit Fredericksburg? Read on.

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Where to Sample the Best Texas Chili

by Janis February 2015 - last edited September

Where to Sample the Best Texas ChiliThe largest state in the continental United States, Texas has an official everything. So what’s the official state dish? A big bowl of hot Texas chili, of course!

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