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Andy Rhodes

Texas Travel Writer

BOOKS

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Moon Guidebooks: Texas

Published December 2020

For Venmo, email me at aprhodes@gmail.com

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Houston & the Gulf Coast

Published February 2021

 

FREELANCE ARTICLES

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I wrote an article for Austin Travels about frolicking in Finland, where I drove a Husky dog sled, dipped into the Baltic Sea, saw the Northern Lights, and ate amazing seafood.

AUSTIN TRAVELS
 JULY 2022

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I summited the Top of Texas! Take a peek at my article about the challenges and rewards of conquering Texas’ tallest peak in Texas Co-op Power magazine.

TEXAS CO-OP POWER
JULY 2022

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I was honored to write an article for "the original travel magazine." It covers everything from Big Bend to the best barbecue joints in the Lone Star State.

WANDERLUST
OCTOBER 2019

 

BIO

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Andy Rhodes has been living and traveling in Texas since 1994. He calls Austin home, but regularly explores the Texas Hill Country, East Texas pine forests, and Gulf Coast beaches. His favorite destination is the Big Bend region of far West Texas, where the enormous sky and rugged mountains beckon with solace, serenity, and low humidity.

Since 2002, Andy has served as editor of the Texas Historical Commission's magazine, The Medallion, offering him an opportunity to experience the Lone Star State's compelling heritage in colossal cities and tiny towns.

Andy has written several editions of Moon Texas and is also the author of Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast. His freelance articles have been published in Wanderlust, Home & AwayAmerican Cowboy, and Texas Highways magazines. He has served as a travel expert for The Guardian. Andy was also named a featured author at the prestigious Texas Book Festival.

Andy earned a journalism degree from Miami University in 1993. He lives in Austin with his wife, Paula, and sons, Max and Daniel.

 

OTHER PUBLISHED WRITING

WANDERLUST UK

I wrote a Texas series for Wanderlust UK, covering  Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio. I enjoyed tackling Texas travel from a different perspective.

TEXAS HIGHWAYS

Have you heard about the herds? I wrote an article about the history of Texas' official herds at home on the range, where the longhorns and bison play.

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TRAVEL BLOG

The research was tough,

but I buckled up

and wrote an article about the best barbecue in Central Texas 

for Moon Travel.

THE MEDALLION 

I traveled to the Rio Grande Valley to discover the history of Tex-Mex cuisine in this Medallion magazine article.

AUTHENTIC TEXAS
 

I researched and wrote an article for Authentic Texas magazine about the Karnes County Courthouse. The 14-year restoration resulted in a dramatic transformations.

THE MEDALLION 

I dove into the heritage of Texas' swimming holes in this article for The Medallion magazine.

 

CONTACT

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