About Janis Turk

Janis Turk is an award-winning travel writer and photographer and the author of the popular travel guide book, Frommer’s San Antonio & Austin Day by Day. Turk’s travel writing and photography have appeared in magazines such as Hemispheres (United Airlines), Spirit (Southwest Airlines), Pontiac Performance, Chile Pepper, New York City Resident, AAA Texas Journey, and more, as well as popular newspapers such as The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle and others. She also scribes online pieces for popular travel sites such as Frommer’s and GoNOMAD. Turk divides her time between New Orleans, Louisiana, and her home in Seguin, Texas.

A neighbourhood guide to Southtown San Antonio

Visitors know all about the Alamo and the River Walk, and perhaps they’ve even explored the popular new area, Pearl. But do they know that just a few blocks from the tourist-friendly attractions of downtown rests a distinctively San Antonio-style enclave of galleries, coffee shops, … Continue reading

Chef Johnny Hernandez’ guide to San Antonio’s top “Tex-Next” eats

Appearing as a guest celebrity chef on food and travel network shows like Top Chef, Man Fire Food, Simply Ming, and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, as well as garnering lots of ink in magazines like Bon Appétit, Saveur, Travel & Leisure, and Texas Monthly, … Continue reading

Why you should visit Fredericksburg Texas

Hidden in the fresh, breeze-friendly Texas Hill Country, just an hour northwest of San Antonio, Fredericksburg is a historic German settlement and favourite place for a city escape. Offering a retreat from the commotion of city life, not to mention the heat, Fredericksburg is a … Continue reading

A Neighbourhood Guide to The San Antonio Pearl

Emerging as a new centre for food, shopping, art, education and fun, the San Antonio Pearl neighbourhood is exploding on the scene with new and exciting things for locals and visitors to love. Fourteen years ago, the San Antonio Pearl Brewery building complex was a big … Continue reading

The Most Beautiful Missions in San Antonio

Preserved by the National Historic Parks, San Antonio’s four historic missions are not only architecturally alluring, but also offer some of the area’s most interesting attractions. Sadly, many people have never even heard of these missions – eclipsed as they are by the famous Alamo. … Continue reading