Texas Travel Writer
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.
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.
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.
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 & Away, American 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 a Texas series for Wanderlust UK, covering Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio. I enjoyed tackling Texas travel from a different perspective.
AUTHENTIC TEXAS MAGAZINE
The research was tough,
but I buckled up
and wrote an article about the best barbecue in Central Texas
for Moon Travel.
I traveled to the Rio Grande Valley to discover the history of Tex-Mex cuisine in this Medallion magazine article.
I dove into the heritage of Texas' swimming holes in this article for The Medallion magazine.
Contact me with story ideas or to inquire about a freelance writing project.