What you won't find inside this book: predictable itineraries and lists of landmarks and events. Instead, you'll get evocative, slice-of-life experiences and age-appropriate ideas that illuminate place and culture. You'll meet actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy, who tours the suqs of Marrakech with his seven-year-old son; photographer Annie Griffiths, who shares the miraculous migration to Mexico of the monarch butterflies; Tom Ritchie, who has guided countless children and parents to Antarctica for more than 30 years; and countless others who are cultural treasures, great storytellers, and keepers of a sense of place. Packed with ideas to supplement the travel experience - foods, music, films, and carefully curated lists of kid-friendly activities and places to eat and stay-this inspiring book is the perfect trip planner to excite children about culture and the unique magic the world has to offer.
"Consider Bellows' suggestions a step up from simply taking a vacation. He says these places could open your child's eyes to the diversity of the world, help them learn what interests them and inform how they navigate it as adults." --Cnn.com
"From the treetops of Costa Rica, to the Grand Canyon and Loch Ness, Bellows' book presents each destination through a child's eyes." -Skylife
"Not only highlights where to go and what to do with your kids, but also how to make the most of the experiences." --Kidventurous.com
"If your family likes to travel, learn, and explore new places, this book will be a good resource for dreaming, planning and going." --Tropic Home and Family blog
"The writers uncovered walks, trails, destinations and vistas off the beaten paths which, combined with maps and practical advice, make the book the perfect companion for any National Park adventure." --Family Focus blog
"The photographs are amazing, the content is fascinating and the text is presented in an interesting format that holds their attention." --Simply Stacie blog
"A unique and imaginative approach to travelling with children. Highly Recommended!" -- Hot Brands Cool Places
"A well-curated overview of 100 places not to be missed on all six continents and...why visiting them can influence your child's vision of life and the world." --LivingGreenWithBaby.com
"We're all kids at heart, so this can go for any of us...A common theme is that these are places where kids can learn and have fun at the same time." --Fox & Friends
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, KEITH BELLOWS has launched 30 magazines, television, and radio properties and has lectured around the world. He is editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler.