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Wildsam Field Guide - Austin Edition

Austin, TX
$18.00

Your visit to Austin will be a whirlwind. You’ll hike Mount Bonnell; savor tacos at Veracruz All Natural; swim in Barton Springs; window shop on South Congress; and dance at The White Horse. All of this, typically, in just half a day.

Your visit to Austin will be a whirlwind, yes. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. 

From travel writer Taylor Bruce (pictured, enjoying a beer at The White Horse) comes the Wildsam Austin Field Guide: a simple travel book to help you navigate Austin with the ease of an insider. Taylor is an expert on communicating the essence of a place in ways that most travel authors fail to achieve (he’s also written guides on Nashville, San Francisco, and Detroit). And in the case of Austin, Taylor is now himself a resident. 

At 4” x 6.5” and just .5” thick, Wildsam Austin is a true field guide. It’ll fit in the side pocket of your satchel, or the interior pocket of your coat, or rest cozy in your purse, no problem. 

Inside, the book is full of surprises. It’s functional in its details, describing can’t-miss sights, as any good travel guide will do. But it also offers interviews of locals, reprints of historic letters and news articles, and some truly unexpected but charming tidbits (like tips on how to keep your tree alive during a drought). 

Smartly, Taylor called upon Austonians like chef Paul Qui, journalist Evan Smith, artist Todd Sanders, and hotelier Liz Lambert to contribute their knowledge of this amazing Texas town. You can be confident in the book’s discretion: if it’s written there, it’s worth knowing. And if it’s not, well, it’s probably not. 

The Wildsam Austin Field Guide is not just for visitors: Austin veterans will be inspired to finally check off those local spots they’ve always intended to go. And, it makes a great gift for new residents

Your Wildsam Austin Field Guide is packed in raw Texas cotton and ships to you from Austin, Texas.