This is an essential handbook for anyone planning to travel with young ones - it's packed with tips to help you deal with the reality of travelling, the stuff that's so easy to forget about in all the excitement of preparation! My copy's already looking well-travelled as I've taken it with me for a couple of European holidays. I used the helpful checklists which reminded me to take a hospital letter and that really gave me peace of mind. Now we're planning to go further afield I know the book is going to make the planning so much easier, and force us to prepare for the worse like losing a passport or dealing with a medical emergency. I really enjoyed the little anecdotes written throughout by family travellers recounting their funny experiences. That helped to make it an entertaining as well as thoroughly useful read. Save yourself a lot of hassle and buy it before you go... or you'll definitely be sorry.