Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-10-28
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
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Musician and freelance writer Justin Marler offers his insider's perspective on Austin, San Antonio, and Texas's Hill Country, including where to take a leisurely stroll, rock-climb in the great outdoors, or catch a live show. Marler shares unique travel strategies like Texas Pride, Family Fun in San Antonio, and Hill Country Road Trip—an itinerary that will take you on a whirlwind horseback-riding, antiques-hunting, and wine-tasting tour. With expert advice on exploring the region's most interesting historic sights and dining on the best Tex-Mex money can buy, Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Author Biography

Justin Marler’s writing and traveling began in the early 1990s in the San Francisco Bay Area. At 19 years old, he joined a prominent alternative rock band, traveled extensively, and landed his first publishing deal writing fiction. Before finishing his manuscript, he left conventional life and entered an Eastern Orthodox monastery in northern California. As a monk, he traveled the world over, wrote spiritual texts and travelogues for magazines, and worked in the publishing arm of the monastery.

After seven years spent as a monk and the publication of his first book, Youth of the Apocalypse, Justin returned to “the world” by re-entering both the music and publishing professions—he fronted an alternative rock band and worked for Lonely Planet and later Avalon Travel.

Justin’s first encounter with Austin, Texas was through music. While on a US tour with his band, he made a stop in Austin and performed at famed alternative rock venue Emo’s. Today, Justin lives in Austin with his wife and kids and is the frontman of a rock band.

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