In 2000, after her two children set off for new lives on the other side of the globe, Vivien Fallows embarked on a solo travel mission. Vivien kept a diary of her travels which have formed Travels with George, the diary of a Mum on a mission. Throughout the book, Vivien shares stories of her adventures; from visiting her backpacking son, Matt in Australia, spending 24 hours in Los Angeles and snorkelling in the Cook Islands, to adrenalin-pumping activities in New Zealand. Vivien's husband encouraged her to keep a journal, and so she did. Fuelled by a diet of beer and muffins, funded by a piggy bank pension pot, completed with a trusty suitcase called George, Vivien hopes that her journey will inspire others to take the plunge and solo travel.