No matter how you size it up, Texas is a BIG friendly state that offers a wealth of experiences for all RVers. A trek across Texas’ 267,000 square miles brings you face to face with all kinds of natural wonders—from tumbleweeds, wildflowers, deserts and cedar forests to angular canyons, rivers and sandy beaches with sea-green […]
The number of Winter Texans coming to the Rio Grande Valley has fallen, and folks at the University of Texas-Pan American want to know why. They’re asking Winter Texans to fill out a survey on its website. Penny Simpson, director of the Valley Markets and Tourism Research Center, said it will take about 15-20 minutes. […]
Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (ELS) acquired two properties in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas and Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort in Arizona has been sold to Sun Communities. Alamo Palms & Victoria Palms Resort Sold to ELS ELS acquired two properties, Victoria Palms Resort and Alamo Palms, in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. The […]
Tucked away in McAllen’s downtown entertainment district, The Market at Alhambra is a new concept in farmers markets. On a recent Saturday, we decided to check it out. It happens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday with Alhambra, the Mediterranean restaurant and hookah lounge at 519 S. 17th Street as host. A group […]
The Rio Grande Valley nature scene is filled with many wildlife hot spots. We’ll continue our tour of the top nature hot spots in the Rio Grande Valley with a visit to the World Birding Center. The World Birding Center (WBC) The World Birding Center (WBC) is a network of nine unique birding sites in […]
Few can dispute the importance of nature tourism in Texas, especially within the Rio Grande Valley. According to a study conducted by Mathis and Matisoff (2004), Texas is the number one birdwatching state/province in North America, and The Valley is considered the number two birding destination in North America. Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico […]
The Lower Rio Grande Valley rolls out the red carpet for snowbirds. This is Shangri-la, a subtropical paradise, where the average annual T-shirt and shorts temperature is 74 degrees with an average rainfall of only 23.2 inches. This area of extreme deep-south Texas is actually more of a delta than a valley. There are no […]
It would be impossible to list all of the RV communities in the Rio Grande Valley, because there are so many; however, they range from your typical RV park (of all sizes and qualities) to upscale RV Residential Communities (such as Retama Village) and everything in between.