Today I am reviewing a delightful boo Here We Are & There We Go-Teaching and Travelling With Kids in Tow by Jill Dobbe.
Blurb: A heartwarming travel memoir filled with temper tantrums, disorienting jet lag and zany, once-in-a-lifetime family adventures. Who says you can’t travel with kids? Dan and I find out we can do just that as we set off with our two very young kids, first to live and work on an island far out in the Pacific, then on to the continent of Africa with a few stops in between. Armed with strollers, diapers, and too much luggage, we travel to over twenty-five countries throughout a ten year span, while working together as international overseas educators. After surviving typhoon Yuri, almost being mauled by lions, and, being nearly shot by a presidential guard, we happily endure all of the good times and bad, while living life to the fullest. A decade’s worth of experiences and lifelong memories remain with us, as we return to the U.S., now with two teenagers in tow, and begin to experience our very own version of reverse culture shock.
My Review: This book deals with a family teaching abroad for several years while raising their two young children. The adventurous parents, who wanted something different, had the courage to do what most of us only dream of. They made their dreams come true. What better life education could two young kids ask for than to grow up traveling the world and learning different cultures and languages. From their first experience on the island of Guam to exotic Singapore to the vast continent of Africa and then to Mexico, following all the ups and downs of this young family is inspiring. I love how they talk about the reverse culture shock of coming back home. I can’t believe that people were bored hearing about their adventures. If they lived close to me I would bug them so much to hear about their experiences they would be tired of talking about it. I can just imagine what wonderful well rounded kids they have. I think this book is a must for anyone who desires to travel and live abroad. This book get an all around 5 star review.