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The Best American Travel Writing of 2000

The Best American Travel Writing¬†of 2000, edited by Bill Bryson, is the first book in the series. The other annual compilations that I’ve read¬†impressed me so that I wanted to go back to the start and check out the stories Bryson selected. After all, he is one of my favorite travel authors. But what I […]

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Travel Books to Read if You’re Not Traveling

Are you staying local this summer? I am. I’m still traveling, but just not as far. This is intentional, because I have some other plans in the works for later this year. So how to get by? By reading about travel, of course! Here are my top suggestions – one for each continent – to […]

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Notes From a Small Island

I have read too many serious travel books lately – heck, too many serious books in general if you want to throw in the likes of East of Eden and Les Miserables – and needed a break with something fun. Cue one of the world’s best authors in Bill Bryson. Notes From a Small Island […]

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Bill Bryson’s African Diary

Several months ago, maybe even a year, I saw Bill Bryson’s African Diary on the shelf at the bookstore. I had wanted to read it for some time simply because Bill Bryson wrote it. I love his work and this was one of the outstanding books of his I had yet to read. Well, when […]

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Neither Here Nor There

I have been unable to find a Bill Bryson book that I don’t love. From page one to the end of each of his books I find myself absolutely rivited, and thoroughly entertained. It’s as though I have an old friend telling me about his travels abroad. And so, when I picked up Neither Here […]

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In a Sunburned Country

When I planned my trip to Australia I was pretty much a newbie when it came to reading travel books. I was headed to my final of the seven continents, and already held a great appreciation for traveling, but hadn’t read much in the way of travel literature. I was hesitant to pick up a […]

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The Lost Continent

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Bill Bryson’s writing. I have yet to find a book of his that I don’t like, even mildly, and don’t suspect that I will either. The most recent book of his I’ve read, one of his earliest works – The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America – […]

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A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail turned out to be a much better buy at the Denver Public Library used book sale than the Theroux sadness I recently read. Granted it was only a dollar as well, but what a great find, or gift rather. And that gift […]

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