Moon Austin, San Antonio and the Hill Country
By Justin Marler
Fourth Edition, December 2014
Price: $17.99 USD
Musician and freelance writer Justin Marler offers his insider’s perspective on Austin, San Antonio, and Texas’s Hill Country, including where to take a leisurely stroll, rock-climb in the great outdoors, or catch a live show. Marler shares unique travel strategies like Texas Pride, Family Fun in San Antonio, and Hill Country Road Trip—an itinerary that will take you on a whirlwind horseback-riding, antiques-hunting, and wine-tasting tour. With expert advice on exploring the region’s most interesting historic sights and dining on the best Tex-Mex money can buy, Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Austin, San Antonio, and the Hill Country
Enjoy the very best of Austin, San Antonio, and the Hill Country with these itineraries:
- Austin in a Long Weekend
- Texas Pride
- Austin’s Music Scene
- Music Not to Miss
- Hill Country Road Trip
- Family Fun
Explore what Austin, San Antonio, and the Hill Country has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- San Antonio
- The Hill Country including Central Hill Country, Western Hill Country, and the Eastern Rim
Justin Marler began writing and traveling in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1990s. At age 19, after joining a prominent alternative rock band and traveling extensively, he 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. An article in The Washington Post sparked a flurry of mainstream press attention after featuring a story on Justin’s life and writings. The result was his first full-length book, Youth of the Apocalypse.
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.
Justin first encountered Austin while on tour with his band, where they performed at famed alternative rock venue, Emo’s. He has now lived in Austin for 10 years.