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.

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.

The Most Popular Cities for College Graduates Aren't New York or L.A.

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


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.

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.