Do you love to travel but are worried about the negative impacts of travelling? Are you unsure if you can still travel now that you have children, and actually have fun? Do you want to travel more sustainably, but are overwhelmed and are not sure where to start?
This book will help you make responsible and sustainable choices before, during and after your trip. It will also help you to navigate travelling with children and will give you tips and inspiration for how to raise resilient, responsible kids who will grow to love travel as much as you do!
With detailed advice about all kinds of travel and over 100 stories from parents and grandparents around the world, this book is a step-by-step guide to how to travel more responsibly with kids. It is essentially a blueprint for making travelling with kids both enjoyable and responsible. Included in the book are advice, resources, lists, and facts, as well as many stories from parents, grandparents and others who remember their travels as, or with, a child. The stories are aimed at helping and informing parents and grandparents how to keep children happy, amused and informed while travelling and enjoying their destinations. Travel is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience new places and cultures and this book will help them do that, while helping them protect the world they are visiting, as well as their world at home.
About the Author
Dr. Rachel Dodds is globally recognized as an expert in sustainable tourism, has published a number of academic articles and books about the subject, and has given talks all over the world. She holds a PhD from the UK, a master's degree from Australia and an undergraduate degree from Canada. Rachel is a current professor at the University formerly known as Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She has travelled to over 80 countries across six continents, and has seen first-hand the joys and delights of travel as well as the devastation that tourism can bring. Rachel understands the challenges that different destinations face and what we, as travellers, can do to help alleviate them. She has a young daughter, who has already travelled to over 18 countries and is developing the same love of travel that Rachel has. Rachel is passionate about trying to make the world a better place, and hopes that through the love of travel we can all become more responsible travellers.
Dr. Richard Butler has studied the field of tourism since the 1960s, is an international writer and researcher, and has published over 23 books on tourism and related topics. With his background in geography and his experience in teaching resource management and conservation, he understands the complexities of sustainable development, and environmental issues in general, particularly in the context of travel and tourism. Richard has travelled widely, often with his children and, more recently, grandchildren, and is keenly aware of the excitement and delights of travel and of introducing the next generation to new countries. He is also aware of the value (and challenges) of aiding young people to become more responsible for the world around them. In 2016 he was awarded the United Nations World Tourism Organization's Ulysses Prize "for excellence in the creation and dissemination of knowledge". He is an emeritus professor (University of Western Ontario), now retired and living in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.