A Wanderer's Guide to the Offbeat, Overlooked, and Outrageous
By Eric Peterson
Travel | Popular Culture
6" x 7.75", 256 pages, paperback
over 200 color photos
Every Texan has a personal vision of the true Texas. The problem is every Texan has a different personal vision of the true Texas. An outsider is free to see the many sides of the Lone Star State, and seasoned travel writer Eric Peterson bellies up to do just that.
Combining classic guidebook fare with lesser-known destinations, Ramble Texas creates a unique approach to travel. From eating mesquite-smoked BBQ on the border, tracking the Texas Chupacabra (a vampiric legend known for sucking goats dry), and sipping a Shiner under a two-headed calf at the Buckhorn Saloon to visiting the Cockroach Hall of Fame & Museum, Ramble Texas provides plenty of ideas for how to spend your time.
In between the state’s regional chapters, Peterson’s travelogues recount adventures and encounters, such as “Oil, Power, and Money” in Houston; “Border Run” along the Rio Grande; and “Lone Rockstar Tour,” a musical road trip from the Panhandle to the heart of Austin.
Eric Peterson is the author of the Ramble series, books sitting at the intersection between guidebook and travelogue. Previous books in the Ramble series include Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A., Ramble Colorado, and Ramble California. He is also the author of numerous Frommer’s travel guides, including Frommer’s Texas (coauthor), Frommer’s Colorado, and Frommer’s Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and has contributed to the New York Daily News, The Denver Post, Delta Sky, and High Country News.