A friend from the UK gave it to me for Xmas. "Something to read on your long flight back to California," he said.
So I started reading at takeoff but the time on the plane wasn't long enough to read to the last page.
I almost missed the dinner and breakfast that was served during the flight because I couldn't stop reading.
With every new page, I was reminded how my vacations went, doing the same things that Oliver did:
Camping and Hitchhiking through Europe. All the old memories - good and bad - came flooding back.
Another part of the book, the section on school trips, made me re-live that part of my own live in bright colors.
Something else Oliver writes about is a vacation on a small canal boat.
That is something I've never done before, but now I have to do it, it sounded so nice and cozy.
Even if there are some 'natural' obstacles in the way.
Oliver's foreign experiences described in his book are surely the highlight.
Who doesn't want to go to the - dangerous and crocodile infested - USA?
Or to an isolated island that has (so far) seen only a few tourists?
You have to read it yourself. You'll be at your nearest travel agent the next morning.
Overall this is a book that everyone should read, either to get back some good old memories
of how your previous vacations went, or to give you some good ideas where to go next.