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Porcupines, known as porcupettes, look vaguely like prickly little potatoes when they’re born. They’re smaller than a fist, and already covered with quills, which harden within a few hours of birth. But as the weeks pass, they grow into lumbering, vegetation-munching...
I recently discovered the best spot to find shells in Texas, but you can’t get there by car. To reach the stretch of Matagorda Beach where I found handfuls of lightning whelks and lettered olive shells, you’ll have to either paddle across the Colorado River, where it...
I ate a meatball sandwich at a restaurant this week, while a small herd of goats nibbled grass on the roof over my head. It’s a tradition that dates back nearly half a century at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. The town is in a small...
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Casey Chapman Ross
Casey Chapman Ross is a native and current Austinite, living here with her husband and three kids. Currently, she focuses on growing her travel writing and hospitality portfolio and involving her family in these assignments as often as possible.
For more than three decades, award-winning travel writer Becca Hensley has roved the world to find the meaning of life. Currently, she serves as Travel Editor for New Orleans Bride and Contributing Editor for Insiders Guide to Spas. A poet, mother, and gadabout, she is a luxury expert.
Anne Keene is an Austin-based writer, swimmer, sometimes horseback rider, and author of The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win WWII. For other stories visit www.annerkeene.com.
Maximiliano Mauriz was born in Santiago, Chile, but came to Texas as fast as he could. He lives in Austin with his partner, their 3-year old Vizsla, Boston (aka Boss), and 1-year old foster pup, Philip. He enjoys time with family and friends, travel, running and swimming — and taking images of the people (and animals) he loves and the places he visits.
Jeff Jenkins is an award-winning content creator and travel journalist who is the founder of Chubby Diaries. Jeff’s enthusiastic personality, charisma and contagious big smile makes him one of a kind! Learn more about him at https://www.chubbydiaries.com/.
Addie Broyles is a writer, podcaster and tarot card reader in Austin, where she’s raising her two sons and building community around food, family, travel and intersectional feminism. Read more of her work at https://thefeministkitchen.substack.com/.
Melanie P. Moore is a writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Atlanta Magazine, Creative Loafing, and Austin Fit Magazine. She was previously the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Badgerdog Literary Publishing.
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