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In a state the size of Texas, there are so many diverse and exciting attractions, monuments, cities, rural towns and landscapes (hello, beaches) that it’s enough to make your head spin. Exploring the Lone Star State requires time, patience, a trusty car fit for road-tripping and a playlist chock-full of twangy Willie Nelson and Robert Earl Keen tunes. The state’s seven regions are wildly distinct, but wherever your travels take you, you’re bound to encounter a near-universal rebellious spirit and deeply entrenched sense of Texan pride. In short, the rumors are true: Texas is big, bold and absurdly beautiful.
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