100 Places That Will Change Your Child's Life  -     By: Keith Bellows
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100 Places That Will Change Your Child's Life

National Geographic / 2012 / Paperback

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Kids who learn to travel will travel to learn. In this inspiring trip planner, National Geographic Traveler Editor Keith Bellows send you and your children globetrotting for life-changing experiences that will expand their horizons and shape their perspectives. Each chapter of this book plumbs the heart of a special place - all from the perspective of insiders who see destinations through a child's eyes.

Packed with ideas to supplement the travel experience - food, music, films, and lists of kid-friendly activities and places to stay and eat - 100 Places is the perfect book to excite children about culture and the unique magic the world has to offer.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: National Geographic
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1426208596
ISBN-13: 9781426208591

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Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

"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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