The second largest state in the U.S.A. (behind Alaska), Texas is the home of NASA, South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival, the Dallas Cowboys and South Padre Island to name a few. You can find a varied experience across this state from modern, large cities where you can view some of the world's best Impressionist and Renaissance painters to small beach communities to slow paced, one stop light horse riding country towns. This is also my current home state so you will find many a story about our travels and gluten free eating deep in the heart of Texas.