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Frommer's Texas (Frommer's Complete Guides) [Paperback]

Neil Edward Schlecht , Eric Peterson , David Baird
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10 July 2009 Frommer's Complete Guides (Book 668)
Texas continues to be a top leisure travel destination, with more than 6.8 million travelers visiting from outside the U.S. each year.


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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 5th Edition edition (10 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047044570X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470445709
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 13.1 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 678,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Vintage murals and other funky elements can be found all around Austin. See chapter 9. Detailed maps throughout Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife Itineraries, walking tours, and trip–planning ideas Insider tips from local expert authors --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

David Baird is a writer, editor, and translator based in Austin, Texas. He was born and bred in Houston, though he spent part of his childhood in Morelia, Mexico. He has contributed to several works about Texas and Mexico, including Frommer’s Mexico. Eric Peterson lives in Denver, Colorado, and writes about all sorts of subjects, including but not limited to travel, business, politics, music, and environmental issues. He is the author of several Frommer’s guides and Ramble California (Fulcrum Books, 2009). Peterson’s byline has recently appeared in such publications as the New York Daily News, High Country News, Forbes Life MountainTime, and ColoradoBiz. Neil E. Schlecht was reared in North Dallas. He attended Plano Senior High School, returned for graduate school at UT–Austin, and married a Texan. Now living in northwestern Connecticut, he is the author and co–author of more than a dozen travel guides, including Frommer’s Peru, Spain For Dummies, and Frommer’s Cuba. His Texas heroes are Lance Armstrong, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Guide Book 20 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
This book offers great advice for travellers to Texas. It gives good ideas on what to do depending how long your stay is. I love Frommers for travel guides and this book keeps up their great standards.
I bought the book for Dallas but it offers more info than just this city.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read and a practical guide. 10 May 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Having used Rough, Lonely Planet and Eyewitness guides, it was a surprise that neither did a Texas volume. Frommer's was a new name to me, so I gave it a go. Written by a Texan, there was something of the resident's rose-coloured spectacles, but I found this a refreshing change from the jaded and trying-to-be-cool-but-coming-across-as-cynical view of other guide books. The maps are okay (we took satnav too) and doubled up with local street maps. Slight weak point of the book; it's not exhaustive, sometimes it's helpful just to have a 'don't bother with this town' comment, ie for Abilene. Frommer's pointed us in the direction of the highlights in terms of galleries, two places to eat and a couple of awesome hotels; it also recommended a stay at a dude ranch - we are game for anything and it was a fantastic idea, something we would have probably avoided otherwise. Y'all have a good day now.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Frommer's Texas 31 Aug 2010
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This book appears to be excellent & gives a lot of good information about what we pensioners can do when we arrive in Texas in December.
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