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Signing "Texas with Dogs" at Canyon of the Eagles resort

Signing “Texas with Dogs” at Canyon of the Eagles resort

Since 1992, we’ve covered the state of Texas for guidebook companies ranging from Fodor’s to Michelin, Globe Pequot to Avalon.

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Praise for Our Texas Guidebooks

Day Trips from Austin, Day Trips from San Antonio

Paris and John know their territory well…– Southern Living

If you’re looking for a one- or two-day getaway but you’re not sure where to go, then Paris Permenter and John Bigley may have just the ticket for you. – Hill Country News

Your family loves to travel but you have limited time, energy and/or budget. Have we found the book for you. – Austin Child

Travel writers and authors Paris Permenter and John Bigley have written a book about their own backyard. The Hill Country residents compiled a guide book chock-full of ideas about destinations within two hours of Austin. From the beer joint and store in Luckenbach to Messina Hof Winery and resort in Bryan, there are plenty of ideas to keep your holiday guests busy and out of the house for a while. – Austin American-Statesman

Texas Barbecue

Winner, Best Guidebook: Mid-America Publishers Association

…Texas Barbecue by Paris Permenter and John Bigley boasts the beef on the state’s best barbecue pits, restaurants, products, cookoffs, festivals, and prize-winning recipes. – Texas Highways

Paris Permenter and John Bigley journeyed across the state gorging themselves on ribs, brisket, sausage and trimmings to distinguish the merely greasy from the primo greasy. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it. – The Dallas Morning News

…when authors Paris Permenter and John Bigley made a pilgrimage to the Barbecue Belt—the slice of Central Texas from Temple to San Antonio—as well as other meat meccas like Dallas and Houston, they were inspired to write Texas Barbecue: A Guide to the Best Pits, Restaurants, Products and Prize-Winning Recipes in the Lone Star State. – Texas Monthly

An ideal gift for day-trippers and meat lovers…– Austin Chronicle

If you’ve ever been in Texas or plan to visit there, pick up a copy of this blockbuster book. – Valley Voice (CA)

Texas Barbecue was written by a couple of the best Texas writers around, Paris Permenter and John Bigley, who hail from Leander, close to Austin. – Houston Post

Texas Getaways for Two

Winner, Best Romantic Travel Book: Austin Chronicle Best of Austin list

Getaways for two run the gamut from luxury digs to the rugged outdoors—all readily available in Texas, as you’ll find in a new guidebook by travel writers Paris Permenter and John Bigley. – Dallas Morning News

For the day tripper, there are a lot of good Texas guidebooks. The husband-and-wife team of Paris Permenter and John Bigley have been the most prolific travel writers in the state. – Austin Chronicle