As someone who has traveled extensively with my own children, I was fascinated to read Charles' account of traversing Japan with his 8-year old son. Having gone through the challenges of being on the road, I could relate to this adventure on many levels, but peddling for over 2,000 miles was a whole other story ! Taking on sumo wrestlers, dealing with torrential rains, and sleeping in a tent on the side of the road were just the physical demands this trip required. The bigger test was psychological, and watching Charles grow closer to his son with each passing day was inspiring. So if you're looking for some incentive to spend more time with your family, or perhaps plan an adventure of your own, this book will do the trick.