Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Excess Baggage: One Family's Around-the-World Search for Balance by Tracey Carisch

Why not walk away from their daily life full of duty and commitments and make that trip they were talking about in their twenties?  It sounded like a good thing to him, too.  He can still work as long as he has WIFI.  So off they go with their three children.  They learn a lot while traveling...

PR by the Book and the author sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It is being published today.

What I found most interesting were the tales of the various places they visited and the people they met.  They got to house-sit several times which surprised me.  Total strangers and they get to stay in their house for free?

The children have to get used to traveling.  In the beginning, they are bored.  As they find children to play with, it gets better.  Soon they even begin asking questions about the tourist sites.

Ms. Carisch learns several things about herself on this trip.  She comes back a different person.

Her tale is woven with funny little stories that make you laugh.

I don't read a lot of non-fiction but this one drew me in.  I'm glad I read it.  It taught me a lot about foreign countries.  Want to go on a trip with Tracy?

1 comment:

Tracey Carisch said...

Where do you want to go?

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