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Publisher's Summary

It's a life-changing trip. Take it! John Ahern had a high-flying job, big house, loving wife and two great kids. But if this was success, why did he sense he was failing as a husband and father? So John did something insane. He quit the corporate world and bought a busted-up camper-van online to chase an improbable dream: a year travelling together as a family...on the road with kids.

From the North Pole to Africa's highest peaks, John and his family get mugged by monkeys, charmed by snake handlers, and challenged by life without phone and email. Along the way John creates a life less ordinary and evolves into a connected partner and Dad. On the Road with Kids is a funny, messy and inspiring adventure all families will love.

©2014 John Ahern (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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worth a read

slow paced book, but has enough interesting moments to keep you going. Travel experiences with a young family hit a chord with me - brave decision. Good, solid read/listen, worth the time but not a 'can't turn it off' type of book.

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  • Elisa Rosier
  • 25-07-2016

Awesome story!!!!

I loved this book!!! A story of an inspired trip that led to a most-important realization.

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  • Dillon Price
  • 23-02-2015

inspiring

loved it, struck a chord with me would love to do the same. oh well....

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  • Gareth burgess
  • 31-10-2016

so very funny,

enjoyed every minute of it , you will laugh out loud. selling everything tomorrow a buying my own frankie. Wing it, you'll be right

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  • Tracey
  • 06-12-2015

Smashing book

I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about this family and their adventures around Europe the story was full of warmth and humour. Well worth a listen.

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  • Sarah
  • 20-09-2015

lovely ...

loved it. compulsive and inspirational listening. gently funny and geographically enchanting. suggest you read it too

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  • 27-05-2015

less about the impact of kids than expected

If you could sum up On the Road with Kids in three words, what would they be?

drinking swearing and throwing caution to the wind!?

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most: touched on travelling with children
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Did Michael Veitch do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

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Encouraging for people seriously looking at travel. Helpful costing information and teaches about attitude to life.

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  • Celtic
  • 22-01-2021

Loved this

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  • 15-11-2020

Funny and thought provoking

Excellent book, laugh out loud funny but with a subtle message on life values !

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  • lee smith
  • 04-12-2019

Read it before you’re too old

If you ever need or seek inspiration to try something different this book will give it to you. a.cracking read.

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  • H. Clarke
  • 25-08-2019

Fantastic read

Accidentally funny, yet very wise, this book makes you want to get in your own van and circle the world for a year or two.

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  • 24-07-2019

Inspiring

Absolutely loved it! A very candid account of what it it must be like to spend so much time with family and how inspiring to see it flourish in the way it did.

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  • AnitaH45
  • 28-11-2018

Bizarre lifestyle upheaval with kids

Very funny at times and well read. However I got a bit frustrated at the lack of prep and levels of childcare. The author seemed comfortable with taking the sort of risks I just wouldn't entertain with little children. It made me quite cross at times but I could understand that he valued an anarchistic approach to their new lifestyle. Very anti the treadmill existence most of us lead which made me just a tad jealous.

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