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.

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.

Discover the Vibrant Character of Texas

Texas has an independent spirit unmatched across the globe. Its people, like its landscapes, are rugged, fiery, captivating, and endearing. Andy Rhodes gives an overview of the Lone Star State and its spirit.

Summertime Thrills, Part 1

What began as a simple car that rolled down a hill has evolved into an engineering marvel. Roller coasters are bigger, faster, and more thrilling than ever. In this fun list, Moon.com Content Editor Gayle Hart shares several great wooden coasters in the United States.

A Memorable Road Trip on Interstate 40, Part 2

One of the most inspiring road trips Laura Martone ever embarked on was the RV excursion that she and her husband, Dan, once took on Interstate 40 (I-40), between Nashville, Tennessee, and Williams, Arizona. Here are five attractions they encountered on their journey.

A Memorable Road Trip on Interstate 40, Part 1

For as long as Laura Martone can remember, she’s been an ardent fan of road trips, and as Moon’s American Nomad, she’s certainly experienced her fair share of them. While she appreciates the country’s lesser-known highways and byways, perhaps her most inspiring trip took place on Interstate 40. Here are some of her favorite attractions she encountered along the way.

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.