100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life: From Your Backyard to the Ends of the Earth

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This evocative book provides all you need to create life-changing vacations around the world with your kids. You won't find rote itineraries or windy, discursive text, lists of museums and landmarks, festivals and events. Instead, you'll get slice-of-life, ageappropriate experiences in special places that offer life experiences and peeks into different cultures.
The book showcases 100 places, each anchored by someone who knows the place intimately. You'll meet Lorenzo Fatzi, a ...

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Overview

This evocative book provides all you need to create life-changing vacations around the world with your kids. You won't find rote itineraries or windy, discursive text, lists of museums and landmarks, festivals and events. Instead, you'll get slice-of-life, ageappropriate experiences in special places that offer life experiences and peeks into different cultures.
The book showcases 100 places, each anchored by someone who knows the place intimately. You'll meet Lorenzo Fatzi, a Venetian gondolier, who will share his secrets of the canals; a Nantucket fisherman who gives you a very special nautical tour of the island; animal tracker Vram Seth, who talks about life in India's Ranthambore tiger reserve; and countless others who are cultural treasures, great storytellers, and keepers of a sense of place.
Each chapter answers these simple questions: What is the one experience you must have here that will help you understand it better? That will give you insights into its culture and people? That is unforgettable? And that will enrich the life of a child and at what age?
Each chapter also includes sidebars:
- Culture Pack: Books, recipes, music, and films to preview and supplement actual travel experiences.
- Key Intelligence: Carefully curated lists of kid-friendly things to do and see, where to eat and stay, and what parents should be sensitive to or prepared for.

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Editorial Reviews

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"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

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426208591
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 251,953
  • Product dimensions: 6.88 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

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 ofNational Geographic Traveler and project leader of Learning2Go, an innovative program he developed to bring children and parents together around travel as a learning tool. A graduate of Gordonstoun School in Scotland and Dartmouth College, Bellows has appeared regularly onThe Today Show and Good Morning America

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 6

How to Use This Book 9

United States/Canada

Cape Cod 12

Nantucket Island 14

Adirondacks 16

Manhattan 18

Gettysburg 21

Chesapeake Bay 23

District of Columbia 27

Great Smoky Mountains 31

Marco Island 34

Birmingham 37

Sleeping Bear Dunes 40

Chicago 42

Mississippi River 45

Boundary Waters 48

Mount Rushmore 50

Great Sand Dunes 52

Mesa Verde National Park 54

Petrified Forest National Park 56

Grand Canyon 58

Arches National Park 61

Yellowstone National Park 63

Sierra Nevada Parks 66

Big Sur 68

Muir Woods 71

Hawaiian Volcanoes 73

Denali 76

Alaska's Inside Passage 78

Glacier Bay 80

Canadian Rockies 82

Dinosaur Provincial Park 85

Muskoka 87

Saguenay Fjord 89

Lighthouse Route 92

Avalon Peninsula 94

Caribbean/Mexico/South America

El Yunque 98

Old Havana 100

Sea of Cortès 102

Central Highlands 105

Canopy Tours 107

Antigua & Beyond 109

Galápagos 112

Amazon Basin 115

Machu Picchu 118

Rio de Janeiro 120

Europe

Iceland's Ring Road 124

West Coast 127

Helsinki 129

St. Petersburg 131

Kraków 133

Vienna 135

Austria's Tyrolean Alps 137

Ljubljana to Bled 140

Athens 142

Amalfi Coast 145

Tuscany 147

Venice 149

Vatican City 151

Rhine Valley 153

Berlin 155

Waterloo 158

Brittany 160

Paris 162

Barcelona 165

St. Ives & Penzance 168

Stonehenge 170

London 172

Edinburgh 175

Loch Ness 178

New Trim to Grange 180

Africa/Middle East

Marrakech 184

Namib Desert 186

Victoria Falls 188

Stone Town 190

Serengeti 192

Pyramids of Giza 195

Petra 198

Jerusalem 200

Cyprus 202

Istanbul 204

Asia

Tokyo 208

Kyoto 210

The Steppes 213

The Great Wall 216

Xi'an 219

Chengdu 221

Hong Kong 223

Angkor 227

Chiang Mai 229

Kerala 231

Taj Mahal 234

Galle 236

Trans-Siberian Express 238

Oceania/Antarctica

Great Barrier Reef 242

Uluru & the Aborigines 245

Tasmania 248

Milford Sound 251

Southern Alps 254

Papua New Guinea 256

Easter Island 259

Antarctica 262

The Travel Dozen 264

Acknowledgments 266

Illustrations Credits 267

Index 268

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