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 favourite 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 savoury 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.