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Book cover of 111 Places in Houston That You Must Not Miss, with NASA space shuttle lifting off. Published by Emons Verlag.

111 Places in Houston That You Must Not Miss

By (author) Dana DuTerroil
By (author) Joni Fincham
Photographs by Daniel Jackson


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  • The ultimate insider's guide to Houston
  • Features fascinating and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides
  • Part of the international 111 Places series with over 650 titles and 3.8 million copies in print worldwide
  • Appeals to both the local market (more than 2 million people call Houston home) and the tourist market (more than 22 million people visit Houston every year!)
  • Fully illustrated with 111 full-page colour photographs
  • Revised and updated edition
Full Description

Space City. Bayou City. Hustletown. Clutch City. Crush City. What’s the story behind all these nicknames? 111 Places in Houston That You Must Not Miss is your guide to the hidden stories behind the city’s monikers, stereotypes, and statistics. As America’s most diverse city, this book provides 111 different ways to explore Htown.
This illustrated guidebook is a readable tour of places representing the distinct personalities that make up the population of the nation’s fourth largest city. Traverse Houston’s massive landscape of strip malls and interstates, and you will find a city that not only embraces diversity, but transforms it into its own culture, where Hindu temples take up office space, an enterprising Vietnamese jeweller supplies the hip hop scene with bling, and one man’s mission to cover his house in beer cans is now a museum.
Whether you’re a native Houstonian or a newcomer, this book serves as both a good read and a resource for getting to know the city – one unique place at a time.

About the Author

Dana DuTerroil grew up in Houston during the AstroWorld era and returned in 2008 to the nation's most diverse city, where she enjoys hunting for bling on Harwin Drive and pretending the Menil Collection is her second home. She is a writer, lawyer, roller derby retiree, and co-owner of Trip Chandler, a team of two woman who give tours of Houston to visitors and locals. Houston's kolaches, icehouses, and shady live oaks convinced Joni Fincham to adopt the city as her hometown after living in Kansas, New Orleans, North Carolina, France, and Scotland. As co-owner of Trip Chandler, she helps visitors, new arrivals, and locals discover their own favourite pieces in Houston. 

Emons Verlag
13th May 2024
Paperback / softback
World excluding Germany and Austria
205 mm x 135 mm
240 Pages
111 color
Name of series
111 Places
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