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I am thrilled to be the next stop along a must-read travel guide’s DFW book tour! Read on to discover what’s going on in our beloved metroplex and enter to win your very own copy below!
100 Things To Do In Dallas Fort Worth Before You Die – 2nd Edition by Tui Snider
Title & Author: 100 Things To Do In Dallas Fort Worth Before You Die – 2nd Edition by Tui Snider
Genre: NonFiction/Texas Travel
Release Date: September 15, 2018
Publisher: Reedy Press
Series Details: Companion Guide
Page Count: 142 pages with black & white images
Have you ever drawn a blank when a friend or family member asks, “What do you want to do today?” Maybe you have visitors to show around the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, or perhaps you’ve lived here for years but feel like you’re in a rut rather than experiencing anything new.
If so, Tui Snider’s new book is for you! If you live in or are visiting, the DFW region, this list will inspire you to start exploring. If you’re hungry, flip through the Food & Drink section. Looking for entertainment or want to get outdoors? Dig into the Music & Entertainment or the Sports & Recreation sections. Want to barter for antiques or see a museum? Check out the Culture & History or the Shopping & Fashion sections.
This book is a playful bucket list of suggestions meant to spark ideas: everything from family outings, date nights, and solo excursions, to simply hanging out with friends on your day off.
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I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” The beauty of a guide like Snider’s — chock full of more recreational activities than you can shake a stick at — is its ability to inspire that wanderlust locally.
As a native Texan, I was thrilled when the opportunity to review a must-see travel guide crossed my path. I eagerly awaited my copy to scope out the eateries, bars, museums, parks, and attractions deemed the biggest and brightest of the DFW Metroplex by Snider and her newsletter followers. Narrowed down from a list of 300 options, the top 100 THINGS TO DO were selected based off venues — and Texas traditions — that have “withstood the test of time.” Before diving in, I was sure some of these options would be “throw away” entries, because how could you come up with 100 truly exciting and essential destinations. But thanks to a quick geography lesson via Snider’s preface, I learned (once again) that everything truly is in bigger in Texas — including our DFW Metroplex, which covers “a larger area than the ENTIRE states of Rhode Island and Connecticut — combined!” With all that land and the diversity of the 12 counties contained within it, it’s no surprise that the final DFW 100 were all well researched, info-packed, and absolutely worthy of mention.
My favorite part of reading through this indispensable guide was planning a “to-explore bucket list” for all the members of my family. From checking out Gogo Gumbo with my Bama-bred mother-in-law, or exploring award-winning ghost tours with my sister-in-law, to getting extraterrestrial in Aurora with my brothers, and flying in “War Birds” at Cavanaugh Flight Museum with my Dad this book truly had something for every kind of traveler. Organized by category, season, and type of activity this easy-to-navigate guide was extremely user friendly and motivational. I frequently found myself on Waze trying to source out exactly how far I was from some of the well-rounded selections and world-renowned hotspots.
As a tech-happy millennial, I have to admit I do wish this guide was more link and photo heavy. I spent a lot of time jumping between the book and my browser to get a more in-depth description of the witty blurbs featured in Snider’s guide. However, I know plenty of people who would prefer a good old paperback, and, at the end of the day, it was engaging enough to keep me invested cover to cover.
This book did exactly what it was intended to do: inspired me to get out and explore my own backyard. And whether you’re a Lone Star local like me, a brand new visitor, or a returning guest, I’m certain this guide would be a wonderful travel buddy.
Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in hometown travel. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider’s work has been featured by a variety of outlets, including Coast to Coast AM, LifeHack, easyJet and Authentic Texas. Snider’s award-winning books include Unexpected Texas, Paranormal Texas, Understanding Cemetery Symbols, and more. Tui enjoys connecting with readers all over the globe through her website.
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Three Winners! 1ST PRIZE: Signed Copy + $5 Amazon Gift Card
2ND PRIZE: Signed Copy
3RD PRIZE: eBook Copy
Sept. 18 – Oct. 2, 2018
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