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Texas Bucket List for the RVer

Texas Bucket List for the RVer

April 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

No matter how you size it up, Texas is a BIG friendly state that offers a wealth of experiences for all RVers. A trek across Texas’ 267,000 square miles brings you face to face with all kinds of natural wonders—from tumbleweeds, wildflowers, deserts and cedar forests to angular canyons, rivers and sandy beaches with sea-green […]

Survey to Determine Why Winter Texan Numbers Have Declined

Survey to Determine Why Winter Texan Numbers Have Declined

February 18, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

The number of Winter Texans coming to the Rio Grande Valley has fallen, and folks at the University of Texas-Pan American want to know why. They’re asking Winter Texans to fill out a survey on its website. Penny Simpson, director of the Valley Markets and Tourism Research Center, said it will take about 15-20 minutes. […]

3 Snowbird RV Resorts Change Ownership

3 Snowbird RV Resorts Change Ownership

January 11, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (ELS) acquired two properties in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas and Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort in Arizona has been sold to Sun Communities. Alamo Palms & Victoria Palms Resort Sold to ELS ELS acquired two properties, Victoria Palms Resort and Alamo Palms, in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. The […]

Farmers Market in Downtown McAllen

Farmers Market in Downtown McAllen

March 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Tucked away in McAllen’s downtown entertainment district, The Market at Alhambra is a new concept in farmers markets. On a recent Saturday, we decided to check it out. It happens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday with Alhambra, the Mediterranean restaurant and hookah lounge at 519 S. 17th Street as host. A group […]

Rio South Texas: Nature’s Wonders

Rio South Texas: Nature’s Wonders

February 29, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The Rio Grande Valley nature scene is filled with many wildlife hot spots. We’ll continue our tour of the top nature hot spots in the Rio Grande Valley with a visit to the World Birding Center. The World Birding Center (WBC) The World Birding Center (WBC) is a network of nine unique birding sites in […]

Magic along the Rio Grande

Magic along the Rio Grande

February 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Few can dispute the importance of nature tourism in Texas, especially within the Rio Grande Valley. According to a study conducted by Mathis and Matisoff (2004), Texas is the number one birdwatching state/province in North America, and The Valley is considered the number two birding destination in North America. Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico […]

Tip of Texas

Tip of Texas

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The Lower Rio Grande Valley rolls out the red carpet for snowbirds. This is Shangri-la, a subtropical paradise, where the average annual T-shirt and shorts temperature is 74 degrees with an average rainfall of only 23.2 inches. This area of extreme deep-south Texas is actually more of a delta than a valley. There are no […]

What has 400,000 legs, avoids hot peppers, and hates cold weather?

What has 400,000 legs, avoids hot peppers, and hates cold weather?

February 1, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

It would be impossible to list all of the RV communities in the Rio Grande Valley, because there are so many; however, they range from your typical RV park (of all sizes and qualities) to upscale RV Residential Communities (such as Retama Village) and everything in between.