by June Naylor
Published in 2018, my 11th edition of this — my first travel book — continues to be a labor of love. My first travel stories covered small towns around my home state, so penning the Texas edition of a beloved national guidebook series came naturally. My first Texas: Off the Beaten Path was published in 1994, and writing the new version every couple of years continues to be more fun than the one before it. This book gets you off the interstate and onto two-lane backroads as often as possible. If there’s a great little roadside café, offbeat museum, funky shop or cool little lodging find, chances are that’s in the book. I showcase some of my favorite moments in traveling the Lone Star State and offer lists of the best events and out-of-the-way places to visit in each of eight areas of Texas.