Katie and Rex first caught the travel bug in the 1970s; it bit hard, with one trip leading to many more.
In his travelogue memoir Life's a Buzz (2), Richard Plant humorously retraces the travel adventures of Katie and his alter-ego Rex as they embark on an unforgettable journey through the British Isles and mainland Europe, eventually landing back in Oxford, England, to live and work.
With a humorous, eclectic flair, Plant shares a collection of entertaining anecdotes based on slightly embellished real-life adventures that highlight the delightful buzz of international travel. Plant begins his narrative in London as Rex and Katie first hop on a tour bus and head for Plymouth and Bodmin Moor, where pirates once came inland to divvy up their booty, fight, and pinch each other's girls. As they journey from Wales to Ireland to Scotland and finally to mainland Europe, Rex and Katie are thoroughly entertained by a jovial guide while they tour ancient castles, savour local flavours, and take in the picturesque scenery.
Life's a Buzz (2) details a delightful adventure as two travelers experience the vitality of Jubilee London, the romance of Paris, and the gentle bustle of Bruges and Lille, all while realizing the joys of living a dream.