Embrace your inner cowboy and discover the heart of the Lone Star State with Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country. Inside you'll find:
Flexible itineraries, from a long weekend in Austin to a road trip through Hill Country
Strategic advice for music lovers, history buffs, families, and more
Unique and authentic experiences: Two-step at a local honky-tonk, or explore the folk and contemporary art scenes. Catch a live show in one of Austin's countless famed venues, or a UT Longhorn game in a jam-packed stadium. Hike or bike around the many trails, lakes, and streams of Hill Country, or spot roaming bison and antelope on your way to a local winery. Explore the rich Latino heritage of San Antonio and visit the historic Alamo
Expert tips from Austin local Justin Marler
Honest advice on where to stay, where to eat (including the best BBQ joints!), and how get around by car or public transportation
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Detailed and thorough information, including background on culture and history, geography, and regional vernacular
Experience the best of Texas with Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country.
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About the Author
Justin Marler first encountered Austin while on tour with his band, where they performed at the famed alternative rock venue Emo's. After writing and traveling in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1990s, he joined a prominent alternative rock band, traveled extensively, and landed his first publishing deal writing fiction. Before finishing his manuscript, he left conventional life and entered an Eastern Orthodox monastery in Northern California. As a monk, Justin worked in the publishing arm of the monastery, traveling the world over while penning spiritual texts and travelogues for magazines.
After seven years, Justin left the monastery and returned to "the world," where he entered both the music and publishing professions. He fronted an alternative rock band by night and by day worked as an illustrator and occasional travel writer. Today, Justin lives in Austin with his wife and two daughters.