We love to travel. However, the world did not allow it for the better part of 2020 and into 2021.
As a result, we've learned to enjoy our homes more than ever. It was the inspiration for this edition of ETX View magazine.
When you take your next vacation, this magazine will change how you feel when you return home. In the past, we never wanted a vacation to end. We didn't want to return to the same old home and same old routine.
There is a lot of talent and innovation in East Texas when it comes to home builders and renovators. We tapped into a few to give you those ideas, and the words and photos are inspiring.
It doesn't end when you walk in the front door, either. Experts take you outside with ideas you probably didn't think you could pull off in your own backyard.
After reading, you will see why coming home from vacation with finally put a smile on your face.
There is one other thing we have an advantage of in East Texas, our beautiful flowers. Master Gardener Mary Hamlin gives a lot of great tips and advice, and wants you to start out with fun.
We are also getting into another East Texas tradition, seeing the roses, azaleas and arboretums. There are so many great places to visit in East Texas and in your own neighborhood.
There is a theme of all of this and it's family. Everything in this magazine ties into how our lives have improved as we have found more ways to stay entertained together.
And of course, there is food.
Last month, our readers ate up our bucket list of 15 places to get a burger in East Texas. You have asked for more of these features, and this month it's five places for brunch.
We hope you continue to enjoy this magazine as much as we enjoy putting it together for you and your family. If you leave the magazine at home, we are now on your phone and computer at etxview.com and on all social media platforms.
Please share and comment on what you like and what you want so see more of in East Texas. We will see you on our walks and as we check out other story ideas involving food.
After all, there's no place like home.