The Family Traveler’s Handbook
The Family Traveler’s Handbook shares balanced advice about not where to go with kids, but how to get there and enjoy it. Chock full of stories from real-world parents who have been there/done that with kids of all ages, it inspires parents while at the same time giving them practical tools and ideas to successfully plan any kind of family vacation from a day trip to the next town to a round-the-world adventure.
The Family Traveler’s Handbook offers
• Tips on choosing a destination that’s right for your family
• Ways to make an itinerary that works
• How to prepare your children to travel
• Information on traveling with children at different ages
• Safety information that will help you keep your family healthy on the road
• Inspirational quotes from parents who have traveled the world with their children
• Suggestions on how to live like a local, eat out with kids, and visit museums and cultural attractions on the road
**Available in paperback and most e-readers**
About Mara Gorman
Mara Gorman doesn’t know when or where the travel bug bit her but having children has done nothing to cure her of it. In fact, she’s been traveling with her two sons for over a decade, including a 13-month adventure across 6 states, 3 countries, and 2 continents with her toddler. An award-winning freelance writer, she chronicles her family’s adventures at The Mother of all Trips (www.motherofalltrips.com).
Reviews of The Family Traveler’s Handbook
“In The Family Traveler’s Handbook, Mara Gorman candidly shares her 11 years of family-travel experiences – from lamenting a lousy choice in a Boston vacation rental to reveling in the beauty of the Eiffel Tower. With other expert family travelers chiming in with first-hand advice and poignant reflections, this handy guide makes me want to book a flight with my kids – stat!”
Kara Williams, award-winning freelance travel writer and blogger at The Vacation Gals,
“A must-have for the next baby shower gift you give…and packed with enough tips and vacation ideas that even a veteran traveler can learn how to plan, pack, or book their next trip smarter.”
Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times Travel Web Buzz columnist
“What makes The Family Traveler’s Handbook so great isn’t just the advice; it’s the fact that all of Mara’s advice is REAL. In particular I loved her input about making the most of museum visits with kids and about family camping – these are both issues about which I’ve learned the hard way with my own kids. What makes Mara’s insight so wonderful is that she delivers it with no ulterior motive and no pretense at all. She and her husband (and their kids) have been there. They’ve done that. They’ve lived to talk about it. Now they want to share.
Matt Villano, freelance writer and family travel blogger at Wandering Pod
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