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One Year Off: Leaving It All Behind for a Round-The-World Journey with Our Children (Travelers' Tales Footsteps)

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A year off from work. A meandering, serendipitous journey around the globe with the people you love most. No mortgage, no car payments, no pressure. Though it sounds like an impossible dream for most people, one day David Cohen and his family decide to make it a reality. With his wife and three children, Cohen sets off on a rollicking journey, full of laugh-out-loud mishaps, heart-pounding adventures, and unforeseen epiphanies. Readers join the Cohen family and trek up a Costa Rican volcano, roam the Burgundy canals by houseboat, traverse the vast Australian desert, and discover Istanbul by night. Through it all, the family gets the rare opportunity to get to know each other without the mundane distractions of television and video games, discovering the world through new eyes and gaining fresh perspective on life and priorities.

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"Although this year-long vacation included some harrowing moments, such as when daughter Kara nearly drowned off the coast of Queensland, the author considers the rewards of this unconventional trip for himself and his family well worth any risks or inconveniences they encountered." Publishers Weekly

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"Cohen proves to be a very capable writer, filling his narrative with interesting and amusing accounts....[The book] offers a great deal of practical information for anyone contemplating an extended trip with children." Christian Science Monitor

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"Anecdotes and advice aplenty for families bent on adventure travel." Kirkus Reviews

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A year in the life of a family who unloaded the real world and took off for Costa Rica, Australia and Europe. An inspiring story of one family's journey of a lifetime.

About the Author

A graduate of Yale College, David Elliot Cohen has edited or co-edited three New York Times best-sellers including A Day in the Life of America. He has appeared on numerous national programs including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Morning Edition, and 20/20 and has won awards from organizations as diverse as the American Society of Media Photographers, the Catholic Press Association, the government of Spain, and the National Jewish Book Awards. Cohen lives in Marin County, California, with his wife, Devyani Kamdar, and their three children, Kara, Willie, and Lucas. Since taking One Year Off, he has accomplished less and enjoyed life more.

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Malaika C Thompson, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Malaika C Thompson)
Wonderful book that inspires parents to teach their children about the beauty of the world and it's many different cultures and to travel with their kids! Enjoyable time after time!
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grigoro, November 19, 2007 (view all comments by grigoro)
Imagine selling your home, your car and most of your belongings, pulling your young kids out of school and taking a one-year trip around the world. This is what David Elliot Cohen and his wife did, and they lived to write a book about it! With their three children, ages 3, 6 and 8, they took a sojourn that included the rain forest of Costa Rica, a houseboat in Burgundy, the coast of Australia, and the jungles of Laos. A sometimes hilarious travelogue, this was a great way to read about a "what if" scenario that every parent imagines.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781885211651
Author:
David Elliot Cohen and Devyani Kamdar
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Photographer:
Kamdar, Devyani
Author:
Cohen, David Elliot
Author:
Kamdar, Devyani
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Family Travel
Subject:
Family recreation
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Special Interest - Family
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Travelers' Tales Footsteps (Paperback)
Series Volume:
00-486
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photos
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 12.8 oz

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Product details 312 pages Travelers' Tales Guides - English 9781885211651 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Although this year-long vacation included some harrowing moments, such as when daughter Kara nearly drowned off the coast of Queensland, the author considers the rewards of this unconventional trip for himself and his family well worth any risks or inconveniences they encountered." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Cohen proves to be a very capable writer, filling his narrative with interesting and amusing accounts....[The book] offers a great deal of practical information for anyone contemplating an extended trip with children."
"Review" by , "Anecdotes and advice aplenty for families bent on adventure travel."
"Synopsis" by , A year in the life of a family who unloaded the real world and took off for Costa Rica, Australia and Europe. An inspiring story of one family's journey of a lifetime.
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