Vroom by the Sea by Peter Moore

Vroom by the Sea by Peter Moore
Vroom by the Sea by Peter Moore - Australian edition
Vroom by the Sea by Peter Moore - Australian edition

An entertaining read about an enchanting part of Italy not always covered in travel books.

In line with Travel Tuesday (#traveltuesday) on Twitter, Wandergurl will be reviewing a travel book once a month.

Peter Moore is one of my favourite travel writers. I discovered him on a trip to Sydney in 2002, prompting me to return home with all his books at that time. He’s exceedingly funny and has a tendency to get himself into hilarious situations. When I found out that this book was released on Kindle, I just had to get it.

This book is a sequel of sorts to Vroom with a View, a book he wrote about travelling around Italy on a Vespa for his 40th birthday. This time around he takes a Vespa around southern Italy, partly to contemplate his impending fatherhood. There’s no need to read the previous book, as lord knows I didn’t remember much of it before reading this one. He does a good job of explaining any previous references.

This trip centres around Sardinia, Sicily and the Amalfi Coast. I must say, this book really inspired me to travel. His lush, vivid descriptions of the scenery—and the food, the glorious food!—made me want to book a flight to Italy right away. He does a bit of travel off the beaten track, which I always love, and his (mis)adventures never fail to entertain.

Yay or nay?

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an interesting, entertaining read that will take them away to an enchanting part of Italy not always covered in travel books.

Vroom by the Sea by Peter Moore - US edition
Vroom by the Sea by Peter Moore - US edition

Title: Vroom by the Sea
Author: Peter Moore
Publisher: Random House Australia
A format (Australia): 9781863254663 (11/2007)
A format (US): 9781840247374 (6/4/2009)

Where you can buy this book

AUSTRALIA: Booktopia | Borders | Fishpond | Readings | Click here for more bookshops
EBOOKS: Kindle UK | Kindle US
WORLDWIDE: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Book Depository | Or check your local library

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Wandergurl is a sometime traveller who spends her daylight hours making sure that things go the way they’re supposed to with minimum bureaucracy (don’t ask!). A firm believer that thirty is the new twenty, she will probably never look her age (or act it!). An enthusiastic football supporter (that would be soccer to you) she will get up at odd hours to watch a game, and of course it’s not just because the players are hot. She loves history, geography and is pretty good at trivia, thanks to her propensity to remember random bits of celebrity gossip. When not reading or travelling, she can be found indulging in her other passion — eating — and can be found at Wake up and smell the coffee.

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