Until recently, the only occasion I’d ever had to use binoculars was as a child enjoying an Astros game. Along with the contraband snacks, my parents always packed binoculars, which I used to scan the outfield at the Astrodome. [Read more…]
As is our tradition, we asked readers to help us make a tough choice — deciding the favorite Coast Monthly issue of the year. We’re proud of each one, and partial, to say the least. But with your help, we narrowed down the favorites of 2017. [Read more…]
When I think about Mardi Gras, it’s not so much about the beads and revelry on the streets. It’s about all the color and sparkle it brings to the island in quiet winter months. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: How do you celebrate Mardi Gras?
You’ve heard the phrase: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” It’s probably the oldest travel advice around — dating to 387 A.D.
Here’s the story behind it. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: In a community often filled with visitors, what are sure-fired ways to spot a local?
Once, in a fit of wanderlust and perhaps lapsed judgment, my husband and I took newspaper jobs in Colorado. But as we crossed the state line with Texas in our rearview mirror, we realized we had made a mistake. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s the best — or worst — coastal Christmas gift you’ve ever received or given?
Asking people about their favorite architecture is a lot like asking them to name a favorite song — there are too many choices. They invariably offer a long list. [Read more…]