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Critical Acclaim

The following are comments from Amazon’s customer review section for

A Tale of Two Trips

“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 great read of the highs and lows of touring in an RV. I thoroughly enjoyed the description of the places and at times could picture the majestic scenery in my own mind. I was disappointed that the hiring of the Harley Davidson seemed to have been a let down, along with sore bums!! I certainly would recommend this book to my friends” Ray Walters

“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

“Essential reading if you are planning a trip to California, with a wealth of ‘how to’ information, written in an easily digested and honest style.” Libby Halford

ⓒ Chris Handy 2015

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