Sixteen lighthouses originally guided sailors along the Texas shoreline. However, the lighthouse in Port Isabel is the only one still open to visitors. Peer through the metal grids of the stair treads, as you climb, for a view down that is almost as impressive as the panorama visible from the top!
You can find kitsch throughout America but some tiny towns are crammed with it. Here are six places to get your (usually free) kitsch-fix in the Southwest.
Most universities are associated with four-year degree courses. And sure, you can take those at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, but every year thousands of program participants drop out after only one year. Two tops.
Although rodeos are by no means exclusive to the American Southwest, states like
Texas, Arizona, and Nevada appear repeatedly on lists of top rodeo events. This should come as no surprise because our modern notion of the “cowboy” evolved from Spanish vaqueros and this part of the country spent years under both Spanish and Mexican rule.