The Book That Inspired Us To Travel This Year

I was recently asked to contribute to a wonderful communal travel blog called Travel  (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.


  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).

    Happy traveling!

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