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Getaways should offer some measures of exhilaration and opportunities to broaden your mind and leave your cares behind. Our writers took in dramatically different experiences along the Texas-Mexico border plus a quiet respite in the Hill Country to meet those goals. See if their tales take you places you might want to visit.
Boquillas Canyon: Our Curving, Carving Border
Kayakers venture down the Rio Grande, where the world shrinks into Boquillas Canyon
Mission: Grand Central Station for Butterflies
Migration moves hundreds of species through Valley town (plus close-up looks at creepy crawlers can arouse the butterflies in your belly)
Utopia: Rugged, Refined and Totally Texas
Plenty to see and do in this part of the Hill Country—whether you’re on foot, horseback or motorcycle