The Lone Star State is second in size only to Alaska and its geography is not the only aspect of Texas that can appear to be super-sized. From personalities to portions there’s a certain ‘go big or go home’ swagger that makes a Texan road trip a unique and highly enjoyable experience.

You’ll find  a huge diversity of landscape and traveling from east to west you’ll pass through terrain ranging from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, and lastly the high desert and mountains of the Big Bend. The mighty Rio Grande River forms a large part of the border with Mexico and often overlooked is the six hundred miles of Texas’ coastline.

Whether you’re in a hip hangout in Dallas or a dive bar in Terlingua, Texans are an outgoing, fun-loving bunch and it’s not hard to make friends. The country music and cowboy culture of Texas runs deep but towns like Austin and the outpost of Marfa are creative hubs that are also home to some of the most exciting new music and art in the country. It’s this mix that makes a road trip through Texas such fun.

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