Saturday, September 12, 2015

Take the Kids Travelling

This book provides comprehensive travel information for parents and carers of children from babies to teens. It provides practical information on agencies to call for help, medical advice, safety tips, entertaining bored kids and lots more.'

With these three titles, the publisher introduces a new series that focuses on traveling abroad with children. Truszkowski, an experienced travel writer and the mother of a preschooler, began taking her child on overseas travel when he was merely six weeks old and has traveled worldwide with him ever since. She lends her expertise to two guides in the series: the more general Take the Kids Travelling, which gives a good overview and includes practical advice on what parents should know before taking their children abroad, and the more traditional guide to Paris, which provides more specific information on the city as well as Disneyland Paris. Unlike Truzkowski, whose perspective is that of a parent, Fullman, author of other guides on London, uses his experience as the child of enthusiastic travelers as his basis for choosing sites for his London guide. All three of these guides are a fountain of useful information on child-friendly hotels, attractions, and restaurants, and while some of this information is already available in many standard travel guides, much of itis aimed specifically at pleasing kids. Take the Kids Travelling is written from an Englishperson's point of view and will thus be less useful for Americans. The two city guides, however, should find readership in public libraries.ASandra Knowles, Henderson Cty. P.L., NC
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

The first guide of its kind, with comprehensive travel advice for all parents and carers of babies and children, from toddlers to teens. Lots of great holiday ideas; agents, contacts, and places to stay, from luxury cruises to low-budget camping. Safety tips for the urban jungle and the wilderness. What to do if your child is lost, and how whistles, bracelets and tin foil could save a child's life. Expert medical advice on motion sickness and jetlag, emergency procedures, finding a good doctor far from home, and natural remedies for bites, burns and grazes. Clear and sensitive advice on preparing your child, finding a good babysitter, and how to tell if your destination is as child-friendly as it claims to be. Stress-busting toys and games for bored kids, from Motorway Snap to the latest in children's laptops and musical beads. (6 x 8 1/4, 222 pages, color photos, lists)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
4Beyond Disney
By Lisa Zurles
This is one of the few family travel books that extend beyond vacations to Disney World and national parks. Truszkowski offers experienced and insightful advice for those of us who want to provide meaningful international experiences for our kids. Whether you are heading off on the grand tour of Europe, a weekend in Montreal or a two month stay in Malaysia, this book has relevant information on planning your trip, health and safety issues, saving money and even choosing the right toys to bring. I found her ideas on preparing kids for their trip and helping them deal with the experience to be particularly helpful. While the advice is kept rather general, even seasoned travelers should find Take The Kids Traveling a useful resource.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Help at hand
By Ro Young
This little handbook's been a saving grace. As a single parent with an extrovert, seriously hectic 4-year old it showed me there's more to booking a holiday than 'Help, who'll help me with the kid?' I've gained a lot of confidence after a recent trip to the States and I'll be packing the book for an extended tour of Greece next. I can honestly say the medical advice, tips, tour company suggestions and boredom breakers are a fab back-up and esteem booster.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Big Thumbs Up
By Ro Young
I've just experienced a tour through Europe and took this handy guide with me both as a back-up (the medical section's superb)and to help find the right places to visit that welcomed kids. It's given me so much support (boredom bashers, safety tips, transport ideas, hotels) that I simply won't leave home without it. I like Helen's empathetic approach. She's obviously been through it all herself.

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