Texas continues to be a top leisure travel destination, with more than 6.8 million travelers visiting from outside the U.S. each year.LIST OF MAPS. WHAT’S NEW IN TEXAS. 1 THE BEST OF TEXAS. 2 TEXAS IN DEPTH. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO TEXAS. 4 SUGGESTED ITINERARIES IN TEXAS. 5 DALLAS-FORT WORTH. 6 HOUSTON& EAST TEXAS. 7 THE TEXAS GULF COAST. 8 SAN ANTONIO. 9 AUSTIN. 10 WEST TEXAS. 11 BIG BEND& GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARKS. 12 THE PANHANDLE PLAINS. APPENDIX: FAST FACTS, TOLL-FREE NUMBERS& WEBSITES. INDEX.David Baird is a writer, editor, and translator based in Austin, Texas. He was born and bred in Houston, though he spent part of his childhood in Morelia, Mexico. He has contributed to several works about Texas and Mexico, includingFrommer’s Mexico.Eric Peterson lives in Denver, Colorado, and writes about all sorts of subjects, including but not limited to travel, business, politics, music, and environmental issues. He is the author of several Frommer’s guides andRamble California (Fulcrum Books, 2009). Peterson’s byline has recently appeared in such publications as the New YorkDaily News, High Country News, Forbes Life MountainTime, andColoradoBiz.Neil E. Schlecht was reared in North Dallas. He attended Plano Senior High School, returned for graduate school at UT–Austin, and married a Texan. Now living in northwestern Connecticut, he is the author and co-author of more than a dozen travel guides, includingFrommer’s Peru, Spain For Dummies, andFrommer’s Cuba. His Texas heroes are Lance Armstrong, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.