Howdy and welcome to my blog about Texas.

My name is Omar C. Garcia. I am a native Texan who loves exploring the Lone Star State. For the past twenty-plus years I have traveled the world, logging as many as a couple hundred thousand air miles in some years. That’s a lot of time on airplanes. I have traveled to more than forty countries and visited most of the world’s sugar stick sites. I write about life, faith, adventures, and my global travels at Go Beyond Blog.

IMG_5239As much as I enjoy traveling and exploring new places around the globe, I absolutely love coming home to Texas. There is no place quite like the Lone Star State. No matter where I go, when folks ask me where I’m from I always tell them that I’m from Texas. I am amazed that even in some of the most remote places I have visited, people have heard about Texas.

When it comes to exploring Texas, I prefer to get from here to there on a backroad if at all possible. Texas has no shortage of backroads that lead to small towns with interesting names or to hiking and biking trails that take you even deeper into the heart of Texas. As an ultramarathon canoe racer, I also enjoy paddling on our beautiful Texas rivers.

After years of writing about my global travels, I am happy to write about my adventures in the Lone Star State. I hope you read something that will inspire you to see Texas through fresh eyes or that will motivate you to venture down long stretches of Texas backroads that will lead you to make new discoveries about the Lone Star State. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you in Texas.

8 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Dude, Just came back from 3 days backpacking the Goodwater loop around lake Georgetown. You have to do this! my favorite hike within 4 Hours drive hands down. 26 miles so can be dayhiked if you are fast.
    PS. Love the blog.


  2. Omar – I came across your blog as I read about the Texas Water Safari. I’m starting to consider an April trip somewhere to the west and want to pick your brain a bit. What email can I use to reach out to you?

    All the best,

    Brian Gatens
    Ridgewoood, NJ


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