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Presenter : Zay Harding

West Texas

They say everything is bigger in Texas and nowhere is this more apparent than in the Western half of the State.  With its big landscapes, big history and big steaks, West Texas is bursting at the seams with action packed adventure and offers up a colourful mix of the iconic and unexpected.

Fort Worth Cattle DriveIn Globe Trekker West Texas presenter Zay Harding begins his journey in the state capital, Austin.  With its vibrant music and arts scene, Austin is a shining Mecca for the weird and wonderful and Zay dives right in exploring everything from rattlesnake hotdogs to bingo with chickens.

After a night out soaking up Austin’s wild and crazy music scene Zay heads south to visit the laid back city of San Antonio where he explores the Alamo and gets a lesson in what it really means to be Texan. Our next stop is El Paso,a multi layered city defined by its complex relationship with Mexico colourful, vibrant and oozing with Latino charm. Zay meets the locals and learns about the good, the bad and the ugly sides to life on the border.

Cowboy Zay

Heading into the desert surrounding El Paso, Zay gets a taste of the old Wild West.  In a landscape straight out of a John Wayne movie he boards a stagecoach and travels along the old Butterfield trail.  It’s a journey back in time, to a place where banditry and Indian raids were common place and beautiful rock formations like Hueco Tanks provided a welcome respite from the punishing travel conditions of the 19th century American West.

Cadillac Ranch

For the final leg of his trip Zay takes to the road in a 1960’s mustang and travels to the far north of the state into an area known as the pan-handle.  It’s a classic road trip that takes in the stunning Palo Duro Canyon and most of the Texas leg of Route 66.  Determined to get his kicks on Route 66, Zay busts a gut in Amarillo’s steak eating challenge, leaves his mark on a bizarre art installation known as Cadillac Ranch and concludes his journey on the border with New Mexico in the mysterious ghost town of Glenrio.


A Huge Thanks to the Following Organizations who contributed to Globe Trekker West Texas!

Hilton Garden Inn – Fort Worth North:
Hilton Garden Inn – El Paso Airport:
Hotel Indigo – Houston:
Omni Hotels – Austin:
Aloft Hotel – Dallas:
The Historic Menger Hotel – San Antonio:
Ambassador Hotel – Amarillo:
Miss Molly’s: 


The Big Texan, Amarillo:
The Edge of Texas, El Paso:


National Cowgirl Museum:
Texas Prison Museum:
Space Center Houston:
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza:
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum:
The Alamo:
The Devil’s Rope Museum:


Stockyards Championship Rodeo:
Fort Worth Stockyards:
Stockyards Station:
Billy Bob’s Honky Tonk, Fort Worth:
Legends of Texas:
Six Guns and Shady Ladies:
Lile Art Gallery:
Route 66: The Mother Road:
Fort Worth Gun Show:


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Hueco Tanks:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Palo Duro Canyon:
Chamizal National Memorial Park:


Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau:
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau:
El Paso Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Amarillo Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau:
City of Kilgore:


Romantic Remembrances, Dallas:
El Paso Historical Commission:
Route 66 – Crocodile Lile:
Bowen Ranch, El Paso: 
Texas Rowing Center, Austin:

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