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Sunday 23 February 2020

Review: The Family Travel Handbook

The Family Travel Handbook is a useful resource for adults planning to embark on the adventure of travelling with children. It is also for families who have often travelled, but are looking for inspiration for their next adventure.

All families are diverse in their shape and make-up. This book is primarily focussed on the subset of families consisting of one or more adults (parents or carers) with a child or children. This includes those travelling with infants, toddlers, primary-school-aged children and teenagers. There is a brief section on multi-generational travel, but this is not the primary focus for this particular book.

A perfect size to slip into a suitcase, this book contains 168 pages packed with tips, ideas and strategies to maximise the joys of travelling with children and to minimise some of the inevitable challenges of travelling with children, with ideas for different families at different stages.

Chapters on choosing modes of travel and styles of holidays that work for different families can help families to plan their next vacation, from a staycation (a vacation at home), to a road trip, to travelling sustainably, and to volunteering in various parts of the world. There are also tips on how to find places to eat to meet everyone's needs, ways to stay healthy and a parent Q&A at the conclusion of the book.

The Family Travel Handbook is peppered with photographs, anecdotes and real-world tips that will inspire, reassure and encourage anyone who would like to travel with children.

Title: The Family Travel Handbook
Publisher: Lonely Planet, $29.99
Publication Date: 8 January 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781788689151
For ages: Adults
Type: Non Fiction