Maybe Tim Moore is the victim of the very high standard of the books that came before and after this one. For some reason, he doesn't really seem that interested in what he is doing in Continental Drifter. The idea is a good one -- trying to recreate the Grand Tour -- but it is all a bit flat compared with his other adventures, as described in "Frost on my Moustache" and "French Revolutions". But, hey, it is not bad book by any means. It is interesting and informative, even if it doesn't grab you like the others, which show real genius.