Keep yourself entertained between Adventure Breaks with our book and film recommendations! This page has affiliate links which will direct you to the relevant product on Amazon. These are adventure and survival stories that we think will entertain and inspire you. Welcome to the Adventure Book (and Film) Club!
This was my first Bryson book and I found his writing style humourous and easy-going (and a fairly large font - perhaps to cater for those who need glasses!?). A Walk in the Woods is the product of Bryson stumbling upon the Appalachian Trail in the US; the longest continuous footpath in the world, stretching the length of the East Coast of America.
Bryson sets off with a calamity-prone friend to hike various sections of this 2,200 trail. The synopsis stays:
"Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilds to achieve a lifetime's ambition - not to die in the outdoors."
A film version of the film was also made, featuring Robert Redford. You can watch the trailer below.
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