How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel: And Other Misadventures Traveling with Kids by Sarah Franklin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I loved this collection of essays written by women who travel with their children. Most of the women traveled adventurously and extensively prechildren and had many preconceived (and misinformed) notions of what it would be like to travel with children. Many of their thoughts revolved around the fantasy of having perfectly behaved and predictable children. Ha!
My adventures traveling with children pale in comparison to these stories. But I also do not take many of the extreme risks some of these authors did (for example, traveling down a raging river by canoe with an infant in a booster seat, or taking a 3-month-old along for a 1-hour trip in a two-seater plane [when the mom is the pilot]).
The two most memorable stories for me were (1) flying first class with an infant on British Air (made me laugh out loud, which is a rare feat!), and (2) taking a safari adventure ride at an amusement park in South Korea.
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