Big Bend & West Texas: What To Do

Terlingua Ghost Town

Terlingua Ghost Town

On the random, I decided to finally (after many years of dreaming) visit Big Bend

National Park and make my way to West Texas. Driving from Houston, it’s an approximately 10 hour drive… did I mention I was doing this trip solo? No one to talk to for 10 hours which, honestly, was really nice. Now that I’ve “been there, done that” I thought I’d share what there is to do in this part of the (rural) world.

FROM HOUSTON TO BIG BEND
Seguin – wine
Del Rio – Lake Amistad & more wine (5.5 hour drive from Houston)
Langtry – the infamous Judge Roy Bean
Marathon – quaint town & the Gage Hotel
Alpine – another quaint town
Terlingua – ghost town (7 mi. from Big Bend)

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Top Reasons to Go Camping Solo

At the base of the Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend

At the base of the Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend

I have long been infatuated with visiting Big Bend and West Texas in general. I finally was able to make the 10-hour trek from Houston to Terlingua, TX via my two-wheel drive Nissan Versa.

This was a solo-trip and probably one of the best trips I’ve taken in years. I can tell you all kinds of things about all the soul-searching I did and that being in nature allows you to be more introspective, etc. This is all true however, those aren’t the main reasons I think it’s important to go camping / hiking alone at least once in your life. There are several other reasons:
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