Field Guide: Austin

"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."

-Waylon Jennings

"When you grow up in Texas, and you're a little bit different, all roads lead to Austin."

- Liz Lambert 


The Ultimate City Guide: Austin, Texas

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. 

 

Austin Wildsam Travel Field Guide Austin Travel Guide - Stories, Essays and Culture

Over 140 pages filled with local stories, travel intel and modern lore.

The best things to do? It's got that too.

  • A map of the city's top barbecue joints
  • Our bests list of coffee, hotels and weekend plans
  • Interviews with an architect, soul singer, chef and more
  • Where to find the top swimming holes
  • Essays from award-winning writers and journalists
  • An ode to the late, great Doug Sahm
  • Words from Lyndon Johnson about his hometown
  • The best places for queso, mezcal, late night steak frites and more

 

 

Wildsam Road Trip Field Guide: Austin

Praise For Wildsam Field Guides

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.
-Outside Magazine

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.
-AFAR Magazine

COVID-19 Status

Our warehouse is continuing to take all necessary measures to ship orders and keep our team safe. Life may feel like it's returning to normal in your local area (we hope!), but the impact of COVID is still extremely present in the world of shipping and fulfillment.

Most orders for in-stock items are leaving our warehouse within 1-3 business days, but please be understanding if it takes additional time to get your order shipped.

If you choose an express shipping rate (FedEx Overnight or FedEx 2-Day) we're still getting most expedited orders out the door within one business day from when you order.

Please note that even though FedEx Ground or Priority Mail may cost more than Standard/Free Shipping, they're not considered an expedited shipping method. Any delivery times quoted are estimates only and it may not ship for 1-3 business days after you order as noted above.

Bottom line: We're doing everything we can to get your order to you quickly and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time!

Our shipping takes place Monday through Friday - any orders placed over the weekend or after our daily mail pickup will be shipped in the order received.

DELIVERY TIMES

If you choose a shipping option that has a quoted time like "FedEx Ground (2 Business Days)" or even "FedEx Overnight (1 Day)", please remember that isn't a guarantee that the order will be there exactly 1 or 2 days from the moment you order it - we still need time to pack & ship your order (see above).

When it comes to the carriers, the quoted times should also always be thought of as estimates, not guarantees. Expedited methods like FedEx 2-Day or Overnight are pretty reliable in their delivery times (hence the cost), but services like Ground/Priority can certainly be optimistic with their estimates.

PRE-ORDERS / BACKORDERS

We offer the ability to pre-order and backorder some items on our site when they are not yet in stock. If an item you are purchasing isn't currently in stock, you'll see a note displayed in your shopping cart that indicates the expected shipping time for your order.

Please note that the expected shipping time is an estimate based on when we expect to receive new inventory.

Sometimes it takes us even longer than expected to receive inventory (especially with unpredictable COVID delays) and sometimes we receive inventory much sooner than the timeframe we estimate. Your order will always ship as soon as the inventory is in our hands!

We aren't able to split-ship your orders into multiple deliveries - so if you are ordering an item that isn't currently in stock along with other items that are, please be aware that your order won't ship until all items are in stock. If you're anxious to receive the in-stock items, we recommend placing a separate order so you can receive the in-stock items without delay.

CARRIER/SERVICE INFO

Please see our Can I Request A Specific Shipping Carrier? page with important details on which carriers we offer and how to make sure you get your package delivered properly.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

When receiving an international order your package will need to pass through Customs in your country. All of our packages will have a Customs Declaration Form which details the items in your package and their value.

PLEASE NOTE: There are almost always additional charges to receive your package when you order from outside your own country - these charges are Customs Duties and Import Taxes which are your responsibility to pay (often before you are allowed to collect the package). The laws and taxes are different in every country and Trek Light Gear has no way of knowing in advance what these taxes and fees will be. Please be aware of this when placing your order, we don't want you to be surprised when the package shows up and you owe additional money!

If you have any additional questions about international shipping methods or rates just let us know!

OUR HAPPINESS GUARANTEE

As you've likely seen on our website, we stand behind our products with what we call our Happiness Guarantee. So, what does that mean exactly?

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.

Feel Good. Do Good. Pass It on.


30 DAY EASY RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY

If for any reason you're not happy with anything you ordered from us, just send it back to us within 30 days by following the instructions below.

The product must be in unused or 'like-new' condition - you're welcome to try a product to make sure you like it, but we cannot accept returns that are abused, stained, washed/laundered, or otherwise damaged (unless the damage is the result of a manufacturer's defect, in which case it is covered under our Lifetime Warranty).

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!

To view our full return policy details and initiate a return/exchage of your product, just click the button below!

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