Wildsam Field Guides Gulf Coast

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Wildsam Field Guides: Gulf Coast leads travelers along the marshes, shorelines, and beaches of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida with guidance from trusted locals and seafood experts. Wildsam Field Guides: Gulf Coast is the third installment of the Wildsam American Pursuits series: a line of travel books driven by curiosity and the idea that so many places that captivate travelers and locals alike carry a specific heritage, a definitive pursuit that people build their lives around; a common trade or precious resource that might set the course for generations. For the Gulf Coast, this pursuit is seafood. This handsome volume is the ideal primer to the geography, traditions, and cultural institutions of the Gulf Coast that will turn any visit into an instant, unforgettable immersion. Led along the shoreline and through the wetlands by born-and-bred locals and coastal experts, readers will discover:Fishing destinations for the avid angler; Scenic drives and an explorer’s guide to public lands;An atlas of key coastal destinations and a curated Floridian travel itinerary; A field-guide to Gulf-Coast seafood from catch to plate complete with history, recipes, the best places to enjoy it; Essays selected writing from noted Gulf Coast voices Ladee Hubbard, Natasha Tretheway, Joy Williams, and Scott Hocker;Interviews with writer and Mississippi native Jesmyn Ward, Chef Duane Nutter, Cigar-Maker Luis Gonzalez, historian Jack E. Davis, and more; and An almanac that delivers a deep dive into the cultural heritage of the Gulf Coast through news clippings, timelines, writings and other historical hearsay.
ISBN: 9781467199384
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wildsam
State: Louisiana
Series: Wildsam American Pursuits
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 4.2 (w) x 6.5 (h)
Taylor Bruce is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wildsam Field Guides. He grew up on his family farm on the border of Georgia and Alabama. Taylor studied writing at Vanderbilt University, and, after, wrote freelance for magazines such as Men's Journal, Oxford American and National Geographic Adventure, among others. He took a full-time writer's post at Southern Living in 2007. After moving to New York and pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, Taylor launched Wildsam out of his 500-square foot apartment in 2012. The original Nashville guide caught the attention of national media and thoughtful travelers alike, and in 2015, National Geographic awarded Wildsam the "Traveler 50" award. Taylor lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Robin, and two sons, Booker and Truett.
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