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The Family Sabbatical Handbook: The Budget Guide To Living Abroad With Your Family Paperback – March 12, 2007
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...an entertaining and resourceful guide to extended travel with your children. -- SabbaticalHomes.com Newsletter: Issue 1
Helps families make dreams into reality...Filled with specifics and enfolded in humor...In for a `ride' you won't forget. -- Offbeat Travel
A wonderful book, very well written, and shows many aspects of the family sabbatical. -- Family McCarthy Blog, 6/22/08
Bernick's writing style makes readers feel they're getting advice from a good friend...includes an excellent annotated list of resources. -- Louise Feldmann, Library Journal
Filled with specifics and enfolded in humor...this book will make you start dreaming and that can be dangerous! -- Jane E. Meckwood-Yazdpour, Armchair Travel column, OffbeatTravel.com, September 10, 2007
For anyone about to go abroad with children, this account touches all the bases before the real game begins. -- J.D. Brown and Margaret Backenheimer, Chicago Tribune's Resourceful Traveler, August 19, 2007
Gives practical advice so that you, too, can have an odyssey with your children. -- Teresa Plowright, Travel with Kids guide, About.com, August 20, 2007
Practical information for planning and preparation...[and] description of feelings and family dynamics (how to get through rough spots). -- Reference & Research Book News, November 2007
This is a great book...I highly recommend it. -- Sandy Dhuyvetter, Host of Travel Talk Radio, 9/23/07
With this...title..., you'd be a fool not to grab your loved ones and soar for the horizon. Highly recommended. -- Mary Kearl & Nia Ferguson, Family Travel Forum, November 2007
Para cualquiera que viaje con niños por largos periodos de tiempo el libro ofrece consejos prácticos para antes y durante la aventura. --National Geographic Traveler, Julio/Agosto de 2010
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Silver Award in the Family & Relationships category of ForeWord magazine's 2007 Book of the Year Awards
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This book may be more helpful to complete travel neophytes, but even if you've only traveled a little, the information in the book isn't all that helpful.
While I appreciate that their sabbatical was in Mexico, it seemed like the vast majority of information they shared was about doing a sabbatical in Mexico. Perhaps a new title would be more representative of the actual content, but I'm sure the publisher wouldn't find that quite as marketable.
On the plus side, she has a very easy-to-read writing style, and it is very personable. Reading it you feel like you are on the journey with her and her family.
If you're a family that has never really traveled outside the country (solo or otherwise), or if you're interesting in living in Mexico with your children, then this book will probably be a great resource for you. If you're interested in other areas of the world, then I would suggest checking the book out from the library first to make sure it will be helpful to you.
The place where emotional/philosophical/spiritual meets practical/financial is the place were Elisa Bernick is most articulate -- and valuable to anyone looking to merge Family with Adventure... People who want to travel beyond the mundane or the fanciful and into the deeper, more fulfilling lands of real-life, non-"vacation" cultural experience - those people should read this book. And make plans to GO!