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The Stonehenge is aged at around 3100BC and found in Wiltshire near the town of Avesbury. The site was opened, according to google, in 2000BC. In those days however you did not need to arrange a tour, you could wander at will. 311 more words

Irene Waters

Book Review: Bill Bryson - A Walk in the Woods

The first book to be checked off of my 2015 reading challenge list is: A book set in a place you’ve never been.


After stumbling upon the Appalachian Trail, Bill Bryson gets the idea to hike it. 482 more words

Books

In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

If You have heard of the book/now movie A Million Ways To Die In The West than you must also know there are a million ways to die in Australia; or at least according to humorous author Bill Bryson there is.  294 more words

Book Review

Australia: So This is How I Die

Buried under a mountain of pillows and covers I can’t stop myself from having this terrifying thought that something poisonous and/or deadly is crawling around in my room. 871 more words

Australia

Redford & Nolte 'Walk in the Woods'

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in “A Walk in the Woods”//Photo courtesy Sundance Institute//Text by Ron Tipton, ATC’s executive director/CEO

It is not possible to watch the Sundance premiere of Robert Redford’s production of “A Walk in the Woods” without comparing it to its Pacific Crest Trail movie counterpart “Wild.” While Redford and his sidekick Nick Nolte (playing book author Bill Bryson and his long-lost high school buddy Stephen Katz) are far removed from Reese Witherspoon, there are important thematic connections that make “A Walk” very special in its own way. 329 more words

Appalachian Trail

Milk Kefir

I’m new to milk kefir. My doctor told me to consider it because I was going on antibiotics and concerned with getting a yeast infection. He said I could eat yogurt and take probiotics, but that I could also purchase or make milk kefir to ingest massive amounts of healthy bacteria and yeast. 745 more words

Food

Revisited Myth # 36: The first American settlers built log cabins.

Perhaps Bill Bryson says it best (and most succinctly) in his book, At Home. “They didn’t. They didn’t know how.”

The original European colonists who settled in what became the thirteen American colonies were English. 138 more words

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