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 […]

Brick buildings line a quiet, quaint looking street.

America’s Best Small Towns for Travelers, Part 6

In the first five installments of Laura’s Best Small Towns series, she’s described a dozen of her favorite small towns, all of which have less than 10,200 residents and offer a variety of diversions for travelers. In this article, she explores three unique places across the American South.

A delicately designed sandcastle on the beach.

Winter Getaway #2: South Padre Island, Texas

South Padre Island is a popular choice amid snowbirds, who appreciate the island for its inexpensive eateries and accommodations, annual events, and balmy temperatures. Laura Martone shares her own experiences visiting the island and offers her helpful knowledge of the area.