More Than Just Hype: #texaslife Captures What You Need to See to Believe

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Coming in with the greatest number of hashtags on Instagram referencing the Lone Star State (for today at least), #texaslife ranks high among social media fans looking to share a bit of honesty online concerning where they live and what they love. Put simply: they love Texas. And who wouldn’t? With its vast amount of space, its wide variety of opportunities to thrive, great food, and even greater people, what’s not to love? Here are a few highlights so you can catch on to the hype about Texas:

1. It’s Gloriously Beautiful

Don’t Believe the Hype: #texaslife Captures What You Need to See to Believe

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The multitude of gorgeous sights you’ll see in Texas could possibly overwhelm you. Stunning vistas, both urban and rural, offer themselves up for your viewing pleasure. The Lone Star State has so many diverse places to visit and capture on film, digitally, or simply in the mind’s eye that you could spend your whole life living here and still not see it all!

2. The Food…and The Drink…Are Divine

Don’t Believe the Hype: #texaslife Captures What You Need to See to Believe

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Texas is loaded to the brim with delicious meals and captivating beverages. We excel in barbecue, chili, chicken fried steak, and thousands of other great dishes. Not to mention the fact we have countless Texas breweries, wineries, and distilleries that pair nicely with everything your palate desires. The permutations and combinations are practically endless!

3. The People Are Warm and Welcoming

Don’t Believe the Hype: #texaslife Captures What You Need to See to Believe

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Be it Austin or San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country or any of the small towns throughout this enormous state of ours, Texans are happy to call this place home and even happier to tell you about it. If you’re new to the area or simply passing through, they won’t hesitate to help you find a great place to eat, show off their favorite local hangout, and guide you to the attractions every visitor should see. It’s just in their nature!