Book Review: Turning Left Around The World by David C Moore

Turning Left Around the World written by David C Moore chronicles the adventures he and his wife Helene went on while travelling the world over a 10 month period to celebrate David’s retirement.

“For some people, retirement dreams consist of comfy slippers and gardening. Not so David and Helene whose dream was of adventure.

They presented Audley Travel, specialities in creating tailor-made journeys to all corners of the globe, with the challenge of exploring the history, landscape, wildlife, people and food in fifteen countries over ten months.

Fortunately, they were up to the task so David and Helene traded their slippers and gardening gloves for 53 flights, 30 trains, 8 boats, 3 cruise ships, 1 light aircraft, 1 hot air balloon, a motorbike and sidecar, countless speedboats, taxis, tuk-tuks, cyclos, bicycles. And a disobedient horse.”

David’s account of his and Helene’s travels are funny, insightful and perfect for anyone considering travelling as they cater for all budgets. As someone who has Machu Pichu on their travel list, I particularly enjoyed reading about their experiences there. The anecdote about their time at an airport hotel before a flight to 2 am flight to LA, left me giggling as we’ve all had that experience of a hotel not living up to what expected.

I really liked that the book is helpfully laid out so that – should you need to return to check something, or merely fancy a trip into a specific region – you’re catered for by the very accurate and easy to navigate contents pages. The book while an account of their travels, is a very effective travel guide as it’s really detailed, and as an added bonus is full of photos taken by the couple while they travelled.

Turning Left Around the World highlights that age is no barrier to travel, that there is a big wide world out there to explore and if you have the urge to you should see as much as it as you can.

Let us know where you’d love to travel to in the comments below or over on @Fuzzable!


Written by Kelly McFarland

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