THE TRAVEL WRITER MOST LIKELY TO MAKE YOU LAUGH - BILL BRYSON
One of our favorite writers is the hilarious Bill Bryson. Born in Iowa in the 1950s, Bryson brings a friendly and curious perspective to his observations about the world. His trip are usually several months long, with a narrative that describes the characters he meets along the way, the history of the region, and usually a trip or three to the local pub. He is especially funny when grumpy or self-deprecating, and that is most of the time. His most notable travel books cover trips across Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and an attempted hike of the Appalachian Trail.