Freewheeling Through Ireland
This delightful book illustrates that there is no better place from which to see the world than from the seat of a bicycle (in my own situation, this would have to translate to seeing the world from the driver's seat of a rental car). As Mr Enfield so clearly illustrates, getting to know a new place and meeting some amazing people involves more than sitting on a tour bus, snapping photos.
Mr Enfield's writing shares an appreciation of the kind people he meets and the places he visits. He can point out odd behaviors without sounding cynical and he seems to know when to toss the map aside and head off the beaten path, something we all should do from time to time.
I've read this book several times, always wishing there were more. Mr Enfield has become one of my favorite authors and makes me wish I could follow in his tracks when I retire.