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Texas Swing: A Queer Travelers’ Guide to Austin, Texas

Texas Swing: A Queer Travelers’ Guide to Austin, Texas

So you want to be queer and weird in Austin, Texas? The progressive blue bubble nestled on the eastern edge of Texas hill country has cultivated many reasons for queer travelers from all sides of the rainbow to visit. Much like our beloved river city, Austin is a vibrant intersection of roots and blues music,

Need a Quick Break From St. Louis? Elsah Is Right Across the River

Need a Quick Break From St. Louis? Elsah Is Right Across the River

When I think “quick weekend getaway,” I often neglect everything across the Mississippi River. That’s a mistake, because for years it meant I overlooked the historic hamlet of Elsah, Illinois, on the Great River Road. A friend and I visited briefly in July. Within five minutes, I found myself plotting to come back for a

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