Lydia Schrandt


Editor and photographer Lydia Schrandt has covered travel for USA TODAY’s 10Best and TripAdvisor and has served on the board of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). She’s lived abroad in eight cities on three continents while visiting numerous more. Since moving back to the States, she spends her time exploring the hidden histories and stories of Houston, her adopted hometown.


A birthday seems like the perfect time to look at where we came from.

It’s almost Houston’s 186th Birthday! No better way to kick off the festivities than with Mister McKinney on board the Houston History Bus.