Dallas & Fort Worth: Where and When to Go

Symbiotic fusing of disparate cultures is what sets DFW apart. What this means for a visitor is being ready for tradition and surprise—you’d better bring your blue jeans and your little black dress. Author Jonanna Widner gives an overview of the different neighborhoods and the best times to visit.

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.

Moon Dallas & Fort Worth

Fort Worth native Jonanna Widner covers the best of the Dallas & Fort Worth area, including the South Lamar District, Lakewood, Frisco, the Metroplex, and Arlington. Widner provides a variety of unique travel strategies, including Eat Like a Texan, Drink Like a Texan, and DFW: History Buff’s Dream. Including expert advice on the ritziest Park […]

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.

Two Travel Contests Worth Mentioning

People all around the world dream of traveling to exotic destinations, and on any given day, the list of available travel contests could go on and on. Author Laura Martone introduces readers to two new travel contests that caught her eye.

Cross-Country Adventures via RV, Part 1

Laura interviews traveler Phil Bryant, who struck out with his family on a very ambitious three-week road trip in a small RV. Phil discusses some of the costs involved and Laura offers up the sights she recommended to Phil during the planning stage.

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.

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 […]

Piney Woods: The Natural Heart of East Texas

Comprised of several national forests and not much else, most of this vast area remains as it has for centuries, when Native American tribes and pioneers hunted wild game in the dense woods by day and slept under the canopy of pine boughs by night.