Moon Texas

Seventh Edition, October 2011
Pages: 476

Price: $19.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598809213

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598809664

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 South by Southwest music festival and exploring the rugged landscape of Big Bend National Park. Rhodes also offers unique trip strategies that help travelers plan trips according to their interests, such as Texas Food—an exploration of Southern cooking and Tex-Mex—and Overlooked Natural Wonders. With detailed information on everything from surfing and fishing the Gulf Coast to checking out museums in Dallas, Moon Texas gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Texas

Enjoy the very best of Texas with these itineraries:
    • The Best of Texas
    • Texas’s Awesome Art Museums
    • Texas’s Overlooked Natural Wonders
    • Remember the Alamo!
    • Barbecue as a Way of Life
Explore what Texas has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • Dallas and Fort Worth including Dallas and Vicinity, Fort Worth and Vicinity, and Wichita Falls
    • Austin and the Hill Country including Austin and Vicinity and Waco
    • San Antonio and South Texas including San Antonio and Vicinity, Del Rio, Laredo, and Rio Grande Valley
    • Houston and East Texas including Piney Woods
    • The Gulf Coast including Galveston, Corpus Christi and Vicinity, and South Padre Island
    • El Paso and West Texas including Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Midland and Odessa
    • Big Bend Region including Big Bend National Park and Vicinity, Marfa and Vicinity
    • Panhandle Plains including Lubbock, Amarillo and Vicinity, Abilene, and San Angelo

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 the promise of solace, serenity, and low humidity.

Since 2002, Andy has thoroughly covered the state 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 both colossal cities and tiny towns. In the process, he’s developed a keen appreciation for Texas’s vernacular architecture and savory barbecue.

Andy’s freelance articles have been published in Home & Away, American Cowboy, and Austin Monthly magazines, and his work has appeared in the Austin American Statesman newspaper. In 2009, Andy was named a featured author and served as a panelist at the prestigious Texas Book Festival.

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