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You don’t fall into tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. Doing so is like having a trusted friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. That’s because our guidebooks, unlike much of the competition, are written by resident experts (not outsiders)like Janis Turk, the author of Frommer’s Texas, and the managing editor of San Antonio AT HOME magazine. In her highly opinionated book, she’ll help you sort through the options so you can tailor a vacation that’s right for you.
Frommer’s Texas covers all of the Lone Star State’s highlightsfrom the vibrant nightlife in Austin to the historic sights of Dallas and San Antonio, from the trails of Big Bend to parades of longhorns in Fort Worth and more.
This guide has:
Exact pricing, with dollar amounts listed for all lodgings, attractions, restaurants, tours, and shops, so there’s no guessing or nasty surprises Straight-shooting, opinionated reviews that will introduce you to the state’s best lodgings, restaurants, adventure outfitters, historic sights, museums, nightlife, shops, and morein all price ranges, from budget to luxury Destination highlights from all the major cities (Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin), plus many more outstanding destinations (Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains national parks, the gulf coast, and the panhandle plains) Detailed maps throughout, plus a handy pullout map Helpful suggested itineraries so you can experience the most out of your vacation time
There’s no prettier sight than looking back on a town you’ve left behind,” hums award-winning travel writer Janis Turk from her favorite Townes Van Zandt song. Wherever the Texas-based travel writer has just been, that's the place she likes best, for as Robert Louis Stevenson writes, the great affair is to move,” and to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive."
Thanks to her nomadic family, Turk was traveling before she could walk, and today she’s still more at home on the road than anywhere else. Since her first job as a stringer for a small-town newspaper, she has known the pang of wanderlust, and through years of study, writing, editing and traveling, she has always sought to travel hopefully and write well.
With degrees in Journalism and Literature, Turk taught at three universities before carving out a full-time career as a travel writer. Author of two Frommer’s guidebooks and numerous web features and reviews, Turk has also written for major newspapers and magazines and appeared as a travel expert on television, including the CNN Airport Network. A few years back, Turk garnered a top award in travel writing at the New York Travel Fest. When she’s not running with the bulls in Pamplona, wandering the souks of Morocco, on safari in Kenya, sipping tea in a Bedouin tent in Wadi Rum, or sailing around Cape Horn, Turk loves driving the backroads of the Lone Star State and spending time with her family.
Ever the go-girl, Turk keeps a toe-hold in New Orleans and one eye on the open road, always mapping out her next adventure and humming a traveling song. Janis divides her time between Texas and New Orleans, when she is not traveling.