"If you ain't never been there, then I guess you ain't been told
That you just can't live in Texas unless you got a lot of soul.
It's the home of Willie Nelson, the home of western swing
He'll be the first to tell you, Bob Wills is still the King."
"When you grow up in Texas, and you're a little bit different, all roads lead to Austin."
- Liz Lambert
Through this multilayered portrait of Austin, discover the soul and secrets of the region from local recommendations, neighborhood profiles, interviews, maps and more.
The very best barbecue, swimming holes and dive bars, deep from the cosmic heart of Texas.
Equal parts travel guide and tribute, the Austin field guide contains personal essays, hand-drawn maps, interviews, and local lore.
While it functions as a perfect guide to an upcoming visit, its real beauty lies in its lasting ability to capture your imagination and enlighten you even if you're a local and have 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.