A trip to the Mediterranean—who wouldn’t be thrilled? Beth Daigle should be doing back flips as she prepares to escape her humdrum suburban life, but travel anxiety gets the best of her. This is a trip of a lifetime, something to look forward to, yet Beth is dreading it.
The daughter of an Italian mother and Greek father, Beth has always dreamed of visiting Greece and Italy. Her Type A husband, Tony, revels in planning every detail of their two-week vacation. The plan expands to include not only Beth and Tony’s two tween daughters, but Beth’s parents, sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew.
As her family’s excitement mounts, so does Beth’s trepidation. She experiences serious anxiety about the flight itself, plus spending two solid weeks with her extended family.
Despite her worries, Beth manages the eight-hour plane ride to Rome, and the adventure begins.
If you’ve never experienced the beauty of the Mediterranean, or even if you have, Musing Mediterranean will take you there through Beth’s eyes, page by page.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Really quite disappointed. Everyone else must have had different expectations about this little book than I did. Daigle is one of the few people willing to voice out loud that the attacks of Sept. 11 left her with a huge fear of flying. A fear that kept both her and her family from enjoying travel together. This is almost a diary-like story of her thoughts and feelings concerning the woes of those who would just as soon stay home rather than travel. Things to keep her mind off thinking of the upcoming event...what she might pack, shopping, etc. She does tackle her fears though and takes a wonderful trip with her family. Her descriptions of the places they visit are really no different than those found online in any Tourism site.
I had the privilege of reading an advanced reader copy of this book. I love the author's style of writing. Her story is funny, informative and very relatable. If you need a book to read this summer, give this book a try. I loved it!