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At last, practical, sensible advice
on 25 February 2008
I must admit that I was sceptical when a friend recommended this book to me. I have often travelled with my three young children and I thought I knew it all. However I now admit I was wrong. This Rough Guide is full of useful advice, but most importantly it is sensible and not patronising. The author treats her readers as intelligent beings and that makes a huge difference - to me at least.
The book is also full of real examples of family holidays that have gone well and not so well, which often make fascinating reading (it may seem obvious, but do keep an eye on your children when trekking across mountain ranges in Nepal!).
I particularly liked the way the book covers different specific areas of the world - both obvious holiday destinations and more unusual places - and tackles cultural differences, for example those countries where it is advisable to breastfeed in private, or cover even young children on the beach. What sort of loos to expect in Eastern Europe, what age you will need a car booster seat in various countries and where children can travel free on public transport etc etc etc. The list of practical, money and time saving tips is endless and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone planning to travel with their children - you may even enjoy yourself!