These new hotel brands are built specifically for young travelers — and start at $50 a night

Adult-approved bunk beds, 24-hour concierge service via text and an inside line to cool locals are just a few of the amenities from these three new brands.

This week in food and travel: Disney will ban single-use plastic straws and stirrers

Disney announced plans to eliminate single-use plastic straws and stirrers at its properties, and other restaurant, travel and food news from the week.

Best Places to Travel: Where chef Kristen Kish eats, drinks and sleeps in Austin, Texas

We spoke to 'Top Chef' winner Kristen Kish about her favorite places in Austin, where she has just opened a new restaurant.

Black leaders in Austin plan town hall Thursday to discuss unsolved home bombings

Authorities say three separate bombing incidents that killed two black men and severely injured a Hispanic woman are connected.
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Crowdfunding your way to homeownership

Is real estate the next frontier of the crowdfunding craze?

Road Trip Diaries: 6 stops that celebrate Texas culture from Dallas to San Antonio

This drive hits on all the classic Texan touchpoints, from cattle drives and Tex-Mex to the great outdoors.

The sacred history of Barton Springs Pool, the spiritual spot where Austin locals learn to swim

“I literally have had an out-of-body experience there."

The mayor of Austin had the best response to this man's sexist letter

This Texas mayor had the perfect response to a sexist troll.
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The Most Popular Cities for College Graduates Aren't New York or L.A.

Here's where young people are moving after they graduate.

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Why Young Creatives Should Really Consider Moving to a Smaller City

A smaller area has advantages the city can't offer.

The Harsh Truth About Austin

Texas's most liberal city isn't as liberal as you think.
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Halloween Weather 2013: Forecast For Trick-or-Treating Tonight

Warm weather and storms are on the radar for tonight's festivities.

Americans Elect, POPVOX, and 8 Political Startups to Watch at SXSW

Here's your guide to the coolest, hippest political start-ups at SXSW in Austin, Texas.