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Adventure traveler and author Bill Murray has visited over 120 countries and territories in 25 years of off-the-beaten-track travel. He and his wife Mirja live on a farm in the Appalachian mountains of Georgia.

Third book just published: Out in the Cold Travels North: Adventures in Svalbard, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Canada.

Other books: Common Sense and Whiskey, Modest Adventures Far from Home, a collection of fifteen dispatches from some of the world's most off-beat locations, and Visiting Chernobyl, a considered Guide for Travelers.

Two books are now available as audiobooks narrated by the author, and Out in the Cold will be available soon. Here is Common Sense and Whiskey and here is Visiting Chernobyl, a Conside
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Bill Murray Two collections, now with tentative publishing dates:

- the first, with adventures in Svalbard, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Finland and…more
Two collections, now with tentative publishing dates:

- the first, with adventures in Svalbard, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Finland and Canada is due in early fall 2016, and
- the second, a memoir of twenty five years of African travel, is due by mid 2017.

The audio edition of Common Sense and Whiskey is now live on Audible (April 2016) and the audio edition of Chernobyl is in production, both read by the author.(less)
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Ho Chi Minh City, April 2019.


These (mostly) daily photos are collecting in one place on Earthphotos.com. We’ll be on the road for a few months, so we’ve called the archive page Around the World, Slowly. Come see.

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“You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey.”
Bill Murray, Common Sense and Whiskey

“Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
Bill Murray, Common Sense and Whiskey: Modest Adventures Far from Home

“You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey.”
Bill Murray, Common Sense and Whiskey

“Let’s get one thing straight at the beginning. A lunar eclipse simply will not do. You may have seen a partial solar eclipse, but neither will that do. The sun is such a monster that until a few minutes before totality the light from the sun blasts right around the disk of the moon and the Earth is little changed.

Annie Dillard wrote that the difference between a partial eclipse and a total one is the difference between kissing a man and marrying him.

Just so. So people search out totality, no matter how remote the spot. And so we have come to Svalbard.

- from Out in the Cold”
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