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Andy Rhodes

Texas Travel Writer

BOOKS

Moon Guidebooks: Texas

Published December 2020

Houston & the Gulf Coast

Published February 2021

 

FREELANCE ARTICLES

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I combined my love of history and baseball into an article about the iconic Texas League. From the Casket Makers to the Sod Poodles, the league has fielded dreams since 1888. 

TEXAS HIGHWAYS

 JUNE 2020

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

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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.

TEXAS HIGHWAYS

 NOVEMBER 2018

 

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

I wrote an article for Authentic Texas magazine about Austin's literary heritage. From the massive Ransom Center to the tiny O. Henry Museum, it literally covers local history.

AUTHENTIC TEXAS

 FALL 2020

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

AUTHENTIC TEXAS

 SPRING 2020

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.

WANDERLUST UK

 SUMMER 2019

The research was tough, but I buckled up and wrote an article about the best barbecue in Central Texas for Moon Travel.

MOON TRAVEL BLOG

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

THE MEDALLION MAGAZINE

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

THE MEDALLION MAGAZINE

 

CONTACT

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