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us-bluebonnets-dogs588We’re Paris Permenter and John Bigley, a husband-wife team of travel writers based in the Texas Hill Country.

Since the early 90s, we’ve been authoring guidebooks to Texas including:

  • Texas with Dogs
  • Day Trips from Austin
  • Day Trips from San Antonio
  • Day Trips from Houston
  • Texas Getaways for Two
  • Insiders’ Guide: San Antonio
  • Insiders’ Guide: San Antonio in Your Pocket
  • CitySmart Austin
  • The Alamo City Guide
  • Texas Barbecue (named best guidebook of the year by the Midwest Publishers Association)

We’ve also worked on Texas sections for many publishers for their regional guidebooks including:

  • Road Guide USA (Fodor’s)
  • Fodor’s The Southwest’s Best B&Bs
  • Michelin’s USA West
  • and more

We’ve appeared on TV and radio shows throughout the state and made bookstore appearances from Dallas to San Antonio.