San Francisco, CA — Pack ’em up, move ’em out! It’s summertime, that time of the year when millions of people do what they’ve done for time immemorial, travel.

Just in time to help affirm, inspire, or in some cases convince you to take a trip with your parents, kids, or best friends is Family Travel: The Farther You Go, the Closer You Get edited by Laura Manske, (June 1999).

Travel always provides the opportunity to discover, embrace and accept the dynamics of our Homo sapien family. Everyone will be able to relate to the many funny, poignant and thought-provoking stories about the connections we make while traveling with the ones we love. Read and take heart as notable authors travel and tell:

  • Paul Reiser discovers a simple truth on his first airplane ride with his new baby
  • Mary Morris sees the world as a child again through her daughter’s eyes
  • Leila Philip re-discovers awe while she kayaks solo on the Colorado river as a new mom
  • Calvin Trillin learns that while rearing children he was also training travel companions

Here’s what the media is saying about Family Travel:

“… sincerely told remembrances. They illuminate how travel enhances us as individuals and lead to a perhaps unexpected insight: Best friends can be found within families.”
-Martin Hollander, Travel Columnist, Newsday

“…dazzling stories will touch your heart, soothe your soul, and stir you to travel the world with those you love. This is family travel at its finest.”
-Judsen Culbreth, Working Mother

This collection has been compiled by Laura Manske who has been an editor at many top magazines over the last twenty years, most recently at McCall’s, where, as editor-at-large, she writes about great family getaways, among other topics. As an expert on parenting and travel, she has frequently been interviewed on television and radio programs. To this day one of her favorite sensations is the moment an airplane’s wheels lift off the runway!

Family Travel: The Farther You Go, the Closer You Get
Edited by Laura Manske
$17.95, paper, 350 pages, 5 x 8, ISBN: 1-885211-33-3
Publication Date: June 1999