Curmudgeon's Guide to Child-Free Travel: Exactly How and Precisely Where to Enjoy Idyllic Grownup Getaways

Curmudgeon's Guide to Child-Free Travel: Exactly How and Precisely Where to Enjoy Idyllic Grownup Getaways

by Jennifer Lawler
     
 
You don't have to hate children to want a vacation, weekend or elegant dinner...without the patter of little feet. Jennifer Lawler, author and curmudgeon extraordinaire, will give you some good laughs as she shares her years of experience shunning kids while traveling. She shows exactly how to plan and

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You don't have to hate children to want a vacation, weekend or elegant dinner...without the patter of little feet. Jennifer Lawler, author and curmudgeon extraordinaire, will give you some good laughs as she shares her years of experience shunning kids while traveling. She shows exactly how to plan and where to go to enjoy time away, child-free. Lawler covers the full range of adults-only vacation possibilities including sections on trips that highlight: romance, adventure, learning, culture, special events, senior interests, locations off the beaten track, alternative vacations ... even 'do-good' vacations. Each segment is arranged geographically with detailed descriptions including price range and best time to travel. CHILD-FREE TRAVEL, in addition to being a lot of fun, is the first comprehensive Guide to places to go and sights to see ... without encountering anyone who still thinks Mickey Mouse is their best friend.

Editorial Reviews

Kiplinger Retirement Report
"Useful hints on how to travel free of screaming kids.... a comprehensive, humorous book for people who prefer to spend vacations in places where there are few, if any, little ones."
Library Journal
Lawler (Songs of Life: The Meaning of Country Music, LJ 3/15/96) belabors the obvious in this attempt to offer tips on how to plan a child-free vacation. Take, for instance, this bromide: "Never travel anywhere with `Disney' in the name." A substantial part of the book consists of addresses, phone numbers (often toll-free), and web addresses of travel resources, making this a kind of travel Yellow Pages punctuated with commentary. The second section covers specific kinds of trips, such as learning vacations, adventure, singles vacations, or destinations that are off the beaten track. Unfortunately, the information provided is too brief to be of much use, and some of the listings are idiosyncratic. For instance, under "Museum Tours" only art museums are considered. Not recommended.--Ravi Shenoy, Hinsdale P.L., IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875762180
Publisher:
Pilot Books
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Series:
Curmudgeon's Guides Ser.
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.71(d)

What People are saying about this

Mary VanMeer
"Filled with endless travel tips, resources and child-avoidance strategies...will entertain as well as educate you. This useful guide belongs in the library of every traveler who prefers the company of adults." (Mary VanMeer, editor The Thrifty Traveler)
Carolyn Bray
"... entertaining and clever travel guide for those who share the author's view that children do not belong everywhere, especially on your vacation....useful, readable helpmate for those who want to explore and enjoy without the patter of little feet and sticky hands." (Carolyn Bray, Independent Publisher)

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