About Me

Andy Rhodes: I'm a Texas-based writer currently working in Austin as managing editor of the Texas Historical Commission's magazine The Medallion. I also actively pursue freelance projects, including cultural writing, photography, and copyediting.

My updated travel guidebook, Moon Handbooks: Texas, was released in October 2011. My regional guidebook, Moon Handbooks: Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast, was published in October 2013.

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My new book was published on October 18! Moon Handbooks: Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast covers all the best places to visit in Bayou City and the coastal region. From the intro: "As the country’s fourth-largest city, Houston offers travelers a cosmopolitan playground to discover, with a Texas flair that sets it apart from other urban landscapes. And when you’ve had your fill of bustling restaurants and active nightlife, the calming waves of the Gulf Coast beckon just a few hours away." Pick up a copy for your favorite traveler heading to this larger-than-life region of Texas!
• I wrote a guest blog post for Moon's Summer 2013 "Beat the Heat" series highlighting Houston hot spots.
• I was honored to serve as a travel
expert for The Guardian's June 2013
Live Q&A about visiting Texas and
New Mexico.
• It's official - I'll be writing another Moon travel guidebook! I just signed a contract to write Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. Looking forward to a lot of surf and turf in the coming months!
• I wrote an article for the Daily Yonder about South Texas' historic Mexican-American dance halls.
• My photography skills were featured in an Austin American- Statesman article about urban gardens at the Texas Historical Commission.
• I was honored to be the featured guest speaker at the Austin Woman's Club, where I discussed my experience as a travel writer.
• The updated edition of my book is available! It includes plenty of fresh content, updated listings, and current photos. Order a copy to help plan your next Texas excursion or as a gift for your favorite traveler.
• My travel article about northeast Texas' bustling community of Marshall appeared in Austin Monthly magazine.

My Books

Visit my official author page and my
Moon Handbooks page to learn more about my books.

My Writing

Browse through my online portfolio containing samples of my travel guidebook and recent magazine writing.