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Reading a Bill Bryson book is a great way to instantly become an expert on the topic at hand. He has a knack for introducing a subject's most ridiculous traits, quirkiest historical characters, and absurd events in a way that manages to paint a strikingly accurate overall picture. His travel stories are hilarious and memorable accounts of his personal experiences in each destination, peppered with fun facts you'll want to know before setting off on your own vacation.
In honor of the release of Bryson's new book, At Home, we're giving away five Broadway Abroad tote bags filled with three of Bryon's humorous musings. Whether you're heading Down Under, taking a hike on the Appalachian Trail, or just going about your day to day errands, these books are sure to please any travel junkie:
In a Sunburnt Country Bryson chronicles his travels around the vast country of Australia, from boogie boarding at Sydney's beaches to drinking beer in a scorching Outback pub, and discovers a land where the people are friendly, a prime minister can vanish without a trace, and nearly every animal on the continent is trying to kill you.
A Walk in the Woods Bryson's story about The Appalachian Trail documents his attempt to walk the 2,100-mile route from Georgia to Maine, and perhaps more memorably, introduces the stream of outrageous characters with whom he shares his journey.
I'm A Stranger Here Myself After a 20-year stint in England, Bryson returns to live in the United States only to find that the things that seem so commonplace to most Americans—accents, garbage disposals, and Thanksgiving—might not be so normal after all.
How to Enter
To enter our giveaway, we want to hear about your funniest travel moment. Tweet your story to @fodorstravel or leave a comment below for your chance to win. Winners will be announced on Monday October 11.
- Offer applies to U.S. residents 18 years or older only
- One Broadway Abroad bag containing one copy of In a Sunburt Country, A Walk in the Woods, and I'm A Stranger Here Myself will be awarded to each of five randomly-selected participants
- Offer expires at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday October 10
- Limit one entry per person
- Official rules