So we’re re-sharing this piece collecting a bunch of terrific quotes from travel writer Bill Bryson, to lighten the mood as we head into summer. Whether he’s walking the AT, driving around America, or finding his way around Europe or Australia, he’s dropped his share of literary gems. That doesn’t happen often, but-and here is the absolutely salient point-once would be enough.” — A Walk in the Woods3. A mile becomes a long way, two miles literally considerable, 10 miles whopping, 50 miles at the very limits of conception. The world, you realize, is enormous in a way that only you and a small community of fellow hikers know.