Sounds like a movie or book title, doesn’t it? Well, in fact, it is the title of book which contains a collection of written work by well known authors. It is edited by Laura Manske. So why I am writing about this book?
To be honest, I have never really read a book that focuses on family trips or vacations. Of course, I have books (fiction) which may talk about a family going on a trip but nothing like this one. Another confession – I don’t have my own copy of this book yet so I have not read the whole thing but the preview offered by Google Book Search is enough to convince me to get my own.
One thing that particularly struck me while I was reading the preview are the following lines from the Introduction:
At times it baffles me how travel en famille today is viewed by some as a nuisance. And then I remind myself that those who avoid such adventures perhaps aren’t passionate enough about both seeing the world and holding their loved ones near to commit to the experience, and to make it a positive one.
I think Laura Manske hit the nail right on the head with this. Some people see family vacations as a hassle. Yet the fact that you are reading this blog means that you are making some effort to make your experience a good one. I suggest that we all go to Amazon or some other online store and get a copy of this book.