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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (27 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493559788
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493559787
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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By Robert on 25 Feb 2014
Format: Paperback
A great read, flows from one adventure to the next.
You have to wonder where they got the courage to do it.
Its witty, funny and very readable, an uplifting book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Your prenatal, postnatal and travel companion all in one 30 Jan 2014
By Alex - Published on
Format: Paperback
The Baby Voyage is an adventure undertaken by a cosmopolitan couple who, undaunted by social pressures and taboos, decided to give their unborn children a head start in life by having them abroad. Their story takes us from the moment they realized they “needed” to give their children the unmeasurable advantages of speaking multiple languages and having a multicultural background, to the times they had to face the endless social and logistical obstacles that stood in the way of their dream; a dream which had now become their prime objective.

Little did they know how “crazy” this idea sounded among friends, family and co-workers.

In today’s global economy, and tomorrow’s global culture, having children abroad, particularly in Western Europe, gives them a very tangible advantage. People in the USA, those who even dare to think of the subject, rarely understand the dynamics of emigration. And why should they? One may think. Many rarely even venture abroad for holidays. So the authors share their detailed memories of the often hilarious hysteria caused among their friends and family when they heard they wanted to “give birth” in Europe. All kinds of criticism and questions arose as a result of their decision, from “why are you betraying America” to “Obama won’t let you” and everything in between.

And again, who could blame them? Kasey, the female author, was born and raised in the heart of South Carolina, and was (at least to her family) a very unlikely candidate to want to explore the world and break out of the mould. Yet, she always had hot feet and left her hometown as soon as she was able, and later married Erick, the male author, a US citizen born in Venezuela . . . who was also born with hot feet.

Their story touches base in South Carolina, Caracas, Florida, Barcelona, and countless picturesque towns in Spain, France, and Switzerland described in colourful detail. You will stroll through the book’s passages walking on cobblestone walkways, tasting great wine, breathing fresh air, and will close each chapter feeling that you’ve been to each and every one of those wonderful places from the perspective of an ever inquisitive, adventurous and logistics-focused Erick, as well as the perspective of a free-spirited, wild-eyed Kasey who paid more attention to the subtleties of their environment than to their location in her husband’s handwritten (and useless) maps; the ones that rarely took them to their intended destination.

A fun and surprisingly refreshing read for couples, parents, immigrants, and travellers alike, The Baby Voyage is the inspiring story of Erick’s and Kasey’s journey; very enjoyable to those of us who like to be active participants in our own destiny and want to live what the authors called, “a deliberate life”.
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AWSOME BOOK! 19 Dec 2013
By @analoza1 - Published on
Format: Paperback
AWSOME BOOK! highly recommended. If you want to laugh, if you want to cry, If you really want to know every single detail of the INCREDIBLE adventure you need to read THE BABY VOYAGE! don't miss it, a real story written with heart!!!!
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