Author(s): Peter Moore
After a late night Tai Bo fitness commercial warns him that his life will be over after 40, Peter Moore decides to pursue a boyhood dream sparked by watching old black and white movies of Sophia Loren riding motor scooters - to putt-putt around Italy on a 1960s Vespa, living la dolce vita. Of course, it couldn't be just any Vespa. With his 40th birthday approaching, Peter wanted a bike as old as he was and in the same condition - a little rough around the edges, but still going okay. And it had to have saddle seats. And a temperamental electrical system. And a little too much chrome. Basically the sort of motor scooter you'd see a young Marcello Mastroianni riding wearing a sharp suit and a pair of Ray Bans. From picnicking in the Italian alps to attempting to gate-crash Frances Mayes' villa and re-enacting 'Roman Holiday', "Vroom With a View" is as much a romance as a travel adventure. Not only does Peter sweep the woman of his dreams off her feet, he falls in love with a side of Italy others rarely see, along with Sophia of course.
Author of the bestselling NO SHITTING IN THE TOILET which grew from his award-winning website of the same name; THE WRONG WAY HOME; THE FULL MONTEZUMA and SWAHILI FOR THE BROKEN-HEARTED, Peter Moore has visited 92 countries and has become the voice of independent travel. His monthly email newsletter goes out to more than 3000 subscribers. A former advertising copywriter and website designer, he now writes full-time to support his travel habit