I’ve recently released a book of another couple of trips to California I did a few years ago. Both trips were mainly by motorhome (with, of course, some motorcycling!). The first trip was to replace a cancelled school trip that my son, Adam, was due to go on. The second was to do the things we couldn’t do on the first trip because of the misadventures that befell us!
The Kindle version of the book became a top 3 seller in the US and has received some good reviews:
California Dreaming with a British accent! (And no spare underwear.) Handy is a tall, bald Englishman who likes the outdoors and motorcycles. In 2006 and again in 2007, he traveled to San Francisco with his son Adam – a long-haired teen with strong political opinions. They rented an RV and toured northern and central California. They had breakdowns, ate a lot of hamburgers, rented a Harley for day trips along the coast, took a helicopter ride over Hoover Dam, drove through the desert, had to detour around mountain roads closed due to snow, personally experienced American medical care, hiked and camped in Yosemite, and (like any two guys traveling without female supervision) left all their socks and underwear behind when they switched RV’s! They both kept journals of their trips and Handy used these as a basis for the book. The result is a very witty, entertaining and informative book. Handy’s knowledge of California history is impressive and his observations about Americans and American culture are perceptive and humorous. This is a great read! ‘Whistlers Mom‘
I bought this on Kindle and started to read it straight away. Very entertaining, but informative too. An all round good read. if you’re thinking of undertaking a similar trip , this is a must read. Chris has obviously thought of nearly everything or has found a solution to the problems encountered, which is helpful to read up on. ‘Football widow‘
I really enjoyed reading this book while I was on holiday- it made me want to follow in Chris and Adams footsteps and go to California for my next trip abroad! It was a really interesting, personal and well written insight into California from the viewpoint of travelling in a motor home. It gave a good picture of the places they visited and the characters they met on the way.It was very realistic; rather than just reviewing the more glamorous elements of their adventures it also showed the pitfalls and what can go wrong! ‘Paul Williams‘
A very enjoyable book, strongly recommended for anyone thinking about undertaking a holiday or journey in an RV. Full of hints and tips, what to dos and also what not to dos, It is written in an easy-to-read and entertaining style and definitely worth a look.’ Exceedus1‘
There is a companion website for the book where there are additional pictures from the trips and links to Amazon to buy in either Kindle or paperback format. You can find the website by clicking on: www.taleoftwotrips.co.uk