Take a trip to the Lone Star State
Texas is known around the world as a state fiercely proud of their heritage and laid-back way of life. Not to be outshone by the USA’s coastal areas, there are two definite sides to this welcoming state – old versus new.
The second biggest state after Alaska, Texas is vast, with seven major areas covering 269,000-square miles of diverse terrain. Within this space you will find beaches along the Gulf Coast, cattle-grazing plains as far as the eye can see, and lakes, forests and mountainous regions galore. The plains are home to the cowboy – raising cattle is a major way of life. Cowboy boots and Stetson hats are widely worn and rodeo is still a favourite pastime. Yet Houston and Dallas are populous metropolises that have all the glitz and glamour of East coast cities. Liberal Austin is a haven for musicians and filmmakers, also famous as a tech capital. And San Antonio’s Spanish-Mexican influence offers yet another side. Texas has everything to offer, it is both natural and industrial, and old-world and high-tech at once. In one day you can travel from a guest ranch corralling cattle to a major city promising the cutting edge technology of the space programme. Little wonder Texans are proud of this wonderful state.