The Book That Inspired Us To Travel This Year

I was recently asked to contribute to a wonderful communal travel blog called Travel Blogs.com.  (Catchy name, I know, but it does offer truth in advertising.)  

Editor Eric Daams asked me what book inspired Adam and I to travel this year, and I was able to quickly say:  A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

You can read about why this book prompted us to visit Yellowstone (pictured here) in a special Travel Blogs post, The Books, Movies and Documentaries That Inspired Us to Travel in 2008.  

See what else might inspire you.

Comments

  1. Excellent choice! Have you read Bryson’s “In a Sunburned Country”? National Geographic Traveler picked that one for Classic Travel Book status in our Ultimate Travel Library. Here’s what our editor said about it:
    In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson (2000). Bryson would probably be the perfect desert-island companion—an acerbic naturalist and historian who just can’t keep an absurd moment or thought to himself. His Australia story teems with toxic caterpillars and ridiculous place-names (“Tittybong,” for one).
    http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/travel-books/classic-travel-books-text

    Happy traveling!

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