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The Best American Travel Writing of 2000

The Best American Travel WritingĀ of 2000, edited by Bill Bryson, is the first book in the series. The other annual compilations that I’ve readĀ 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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