“Standing there, gaping at this monstrous and inhumane spectacle of rock and cloud and sky and space, I feel a ridiculous greed and possessiveness come over me. I want to know it all, possess it all, embrace the entire scene intimately, deeply, totally...”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
This vast and inspiring western country – from ranch towns and raging rivers to sacred monuments and red rock canyons – stretches the American traveler’s definition of time and space.
Juniper Trees. Pinon Pine. Red rocks and red dirt. There's nothing quite like the American Southwest.
Equal parts travel guide and tribute, the Desert Southwest field guide contains personal essays, hand-drawn maps, interviews, and local lore. The in-depth field guide is a love letter to this beautiful stretch of land and one of our favorite places to road trip out west.
While it functions as a perfect guide to an upcoming trip, its real beauty lies in its lasting ability to capture your imagination and enlighten you even if you've done a lifetime of exploring the area.
Unlike traditional guidebooks that list the same old must-see sights and touristy neighborhoods, this new series, entitled Wildsam Field Guides, gets at the soul of a city.
-Conde Nast Traveler
These pocket guides cover more than just where to drink. More storybook than guidebook, Wildsam's slim volumes include local culture and history, essays, short stories, illustrations, and short biographies the kind of information you need to truly learn about a place rather than just putting together a tick-list of things to do.
For tireless seekers of the authentic (or anyone with a serious Instagram habit who's on the hunt for offbeat sights), this pocket-size guidebook eschews the boring-but-practical stuff in favor of evoking what the jacket copy calls a "bygone sense of place."
-Wall Street Journal
City guides with a Wes Anderson aesthetic.
This is a fun little guide book that does well in pointing out the character of a location with it's descriptions and the stories by some of the people who live there. A very flavorful read.
Great offbeat content.
Not only is the content great, it is pocket size which makes it perfect to have with you at all times. Love it!!!
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In a nutshell: We want you to be happy with what you buy from us, and if you aren't - you've got our promise that we'll always do whatever we can to bring you happiness.
Within reason, right? Maybe you're sad because everything in our store doesn't cost $1, or you wish our 30-day return window was actually 3 years - well, we need to have some policies and rules so we can survive as a small business.
What matters is that we're here for you.
We truly care about your happiness, and will always do what we can to help - maybe it's a discount on your next order, store credit for a future purchase, or just going out of our way to make sure that the next item you buy from us is exactly what you want.
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Holiday Extension: All purchases made in November or December will be allowed an extended return window thru 1/31. We'll make it easy for the gift recipient to handle any returns or exchanges!
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