Tui Snider – author, speaker, blogger & photographer

Who is Tui Snider?


Tui Snider is an award-winning author, speaker, blogger, and photographer. She is an inquisitive globe trotter who promotes offbeat travel and regional history through her travel blog, articles, books, photography, speaking engagements, and social media. Tui is passionate about exploring the world and sharing what she finds with readers.

Contact Tui Snider: The quickest way to reach Tui Snider is to email TuiSnider at


-I love your quirky, conversational

About Tui Snider’s books:

As of this writing, Tui Snider has released 3 books. She is currently researching and writing several others, including a variety of travel guides, strange-but-true history, and a field guide to cemetery symbolism.

Unexpected Texas

Unexpected Texas - Winner 2015 North Texas Book Festival

2015 Book Fest Winner

Tui Snider’s first book, Unexpected Texas, is a travel guide to offbeat and overlooked places within easy reach of the Dallas – Fort Worth region of North Texas. Unexpected Texas has remained a best seller on Amazon for Dallas – Fort Worth Travel since its release in March of 2014. In April of 2015, Unexpected Texas won first place for Adult Non-Fiction at the North Texas Book Festival. (Click here for more about Unexpected Texas)

Paranormal Texas

Tui Snider’s 2nd book, Paranormal Texas, is another offbeat travel guide. This time, Snider takes readers on a tour of haunted places near Dallas and Fort Worth. It, too, has remained a top seller for Dallas – Forth Worth Travel. (Click here for more about Paranormal Texas)

The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber

Tui Snider’s latest book, The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber is a strange-but-true tale of Texas history. Along the way, Tui’s research uncovered some startling information: a mysterious blonde woman who may have gotten away with murder! (Click here for more about The Lynching of Santa Claus)


Since 2006, Tui Snider’s articles have appeared in numerous publications (both online and off), including: BMIbaby, easyJet, PlanetEye Traveler, iStopover and SkyEurope magazines, among others. She also wrote the shopping chapter in the Time Out Naples: Capri, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast 2010 edition.



Tui Snider loves to share with audiences!

Tui Snider loves to share with audiences!

Tui Snider is an inquisitive world traveler who loves sharing with audiences in an informative and lighthearted way. Tui is able to speak on a variety of topics, including:

Exploring Unexpected Texas
From a life-size wax replica of the Last Supper to an aquarium where you can fish, Tui Snider highlights unique sites of North Texas in this photo-laden presentation.

Historic Graveyards as Living History
Whether you are a genealogist, historian, ghost hunter, or curiosity seeker, this photo-laden presentation reveals the forgotten meaning behind historic cemetery symbols.

How to Find Big Fun in Small Towns
Tui Snider proves you don’t have to go far to have fun in this presentation in which she shares tools and techniques to plan your ideal road trip itinerary.

Around the World in 80 Tweets
With over 20K followers and a Klout score in the 70’s, Tui Snider offers easy tips for using Twitter to boost your social media reach – all while having fun and making friends around the world!



Tui Snider

Tui is usually on the other side of the lens!

Tui Snider is an avid shutterbug. Her photographs have been featured in many online publications including Coast to Coast AM, PlanetEye Travel, WFAA News, and FOX Travel News. In print, her photos have appeared in several magazines including easyJet, BMIbaby, and SkyEurope. Her photos also appear alongside the poetry of Morgan Dragonwillow in her book Wild Woman Waking.

Tui enjoys highlighting offbeat and overlooked places during her travels and often shares photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where she has over 20,000 followers.

In April 2015, the City of Plano invited Tui to take part in a Photo Walk to showcase the area. They will be using her photographs to promote Plano both online and in print.

Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this website and blog are (c) Tui Snider. For permission to use any images here, please email TuiSnider at



Tui shares road trip tips on her blog.

Tui shares road trip tips on her blog.

Tui Snider’s Offbeat & Overlooked

What does Tui Snider blog about? From the mysterious to the mundane, Tui Snider is passionate about researching and photographing the world around her. Her blog, entitled Tui Snider’s Offbeat & Overlooked, is where she shares all the fascinating, quirky, forgotten, and fun things she finds along the way, such as:

Offbeat Travel…Strange-but-true History … Road Trip Travel Tips … Cemetery Symbolism … UFOs & Strange Creatures … Haunted Lore … Ghost Hunting Hot Spots … Historic Graveyards … Mom & Pop Shops … Historic Towns

…and much, much, more!

The Craft of Writing

Tui also blogs about the craft of writing. She loves mixing and mingling with other writers so much that she moderates a weekly writing chat on Twitter called #StoryDam every Thursday night from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information, drop by the Story Dam Writing Community website.

Tui Snider Contact Information

Tui loves showing folks around Texas!

Tui loves showing folks around Texas!

Contact Tui Snider

The quickest way to reach Tui Snider is to email her at TuiSnider at

Social Media Links

Tui Snider is highly active on social media and can be found all over the web. Feel free to connect with her on the following sites, and anywhere else you bump into her online:

Twitter: @TuiSnider
Instagram: @TuiSnider
Linked In: /TuiSnider
Facebook Author: /AuthorTuiSnider
Facebook Profile: /Tui.Snider

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