The Best Venues for Live Music in Houston

One of the many benefits of being a music fan in a big city is access to quality venues. From jazz to blues, country and western to rock and roll, Houston has a range of live music offerings to keep you entertained. Author Andy Rhodes shares some of the best spots in the city.

Houston’s Best for Business Travelers

For those visiting Houston on business, travel expert Andy Rhodes shares five mini-itineraries to help visitors make the most of the Bayou City beyond convention centers and hotel rooms.

Texas Slang and Twang: How to Talk Like a Texan

With a primer that covers everything from the usage of “howdy, ya’ll” to which meal “supper” refers to in the Lone Star State, author and local Andy Rhodes will have you talking like a proper Texan. Read on for information about pronunciation, accents, traditional rural sayings, and more.

Two Quick Getaways Outside Houston

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the country’s fourth-largest city? Take a quick jaunt to Brenham or head across state lines to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Read on for more about these popular getaway destinations.

Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast

Texas resident Andy Rhodes knows the best ways to experience Space City and the surrounding areas, from catching a performance at The Orange Show Monument to hiking through one of the Piney Woods National Forests. Rhodes includes unique trip ideas like Texas Family Road Trip and Houston’s Huge History, as well as information on dining, […]

Road Trips from Austin: Weekend Destinations

As fun as it is to spend a few days in Austin, author Andy Rhodes suggests that you consider taking a weekend road trip to experience more Central Texas culture. With ideas like enjoying barbecue in Lockhart or fishing in Lake Buchanan, you’ll be ready to hit the road in no time.

Beat the Heat and Have a Blast in Houston This Summer

Despite Houston’s high humidity and triple-digit temperatures, the city offers plenty of air-conditioned excitement and outdoor activities to beat the heat. Visitors can explore the extensive Museum District, discover nationally acclaimed restaurants, or play gulf-based water sports on nearby Galveston Island. Get ready for some fun in Bayou City this summer!

Hollywood in Texas: Austin on the Silver Screen

For most of the past decade, MovieMaker magazine has named Austin among the top moviemaking cities in the country. More than 350 major features and made-for-TV movies have been filmed in Austin over the past 20 years, and hundreds of commercials and independent projects have also used the capital city as a backdrop. Here are some fun facts about the city’s presence on the silver screen.

Moon Texas

As a longtime Austin resident and writer for the Texas Historical Commission, Andy Rhodes knows the best ways to experience the Lone Star State. In keeping with the everything is bigger in Texas” motif the state is famous for, Rhodes covers a colossal amount of sights and activities, including catching up-and-coming indie bands at Austin’s […]

Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Eastern Texas

One of only three Indian reservations in Texas, the Alabama-Coushatta reservation represents the distinctive heritage of this small yet proud group. At one time the tribe offered tours, a museum, and cultural events for tourists; unfortunately, they are no longer operating. Regardless, visitors are encouraged to spend time at the reservation’s campground or fishing on Lake Tombigbee.