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One year off : leaving it all behind for a round-the-world journey with our children

Author: David Elliot Cohen
Publisher: New York, NY : Open Road Distribution, 2015.
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Have you ever wanted to take a year off from your life' A meandering, serendipitous journey around the world with your family' It sounds impossible. But one day, David Elliot Cohen, co-creator of the bestselling Day in the Life and America 24/7 book series, decided to make this dream a reality. Over the course of six months, he and his wife sold their house, cars, and most of their possessions. He closed his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cohen, David Elliot.
One Year Off : Leaving It All Behind for a Round-the-World Journey with Our Children.
Newburyport : Open Road Distribution, ©2015
Named Person: David Cohen; David Cohen
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Elliot Cohen
ISBN: 9781504014007 1504014006
OCLC Number: 913887785
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed July 13, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Praise for One Year Off; Title Page; Contents; Prologue; Chapter 1. What Have We Done? Tiburon, California; Chapter 2. We Never Get to Go Anywhere. Stinson Beach, California; Chapter 3. The Sex Life of Butterflies. Arenal, Costa Rica; Chapter 4. Pura Vida. San Jose, Costa Rica; Chapter 5. Those Lovable French. Paris, France; Chapter 6. Awkward Moments. Dole, France; Chapter 7. Speak French or Die. Saint-Jean-de-Losne, France; Chapter 8. Finding Our Stride. Nice, France; Chapter 9. Gluttony Without Tears. San Teodoro, Sardinia; Chapter 10. A Tough Day on the Road. Rome, Italy. Chapter 11. Next Time We Take the Bus. Panzano-in-Chianti, ItalyChapter 12. The Museum of Torture. Patras, Greece; Chapter 13. Autumn of the Gods. Kusadasi, Turkey; Chapter 14. Your Wife Doesn't Love You Anymore. Istanbul, Turkey; Chapter 15. Kara's Shangri-La. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; Chapter 16. "In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle ..." Johannesburg, South Africa; Chapter 17. Flight of the Damned. Cape Town, South Africa; Chapter 18. The Most Beautiful Place on Earth. Mumbai, India; Chapter 19. Another Planet. Bangkok, Thailand; Chapter 20. The Middle of Nowhere. Ceduna, South Australia. Chapter 21. Heads or Tails. Sydney, AustraliaChapter 22. Temples and Land Mines. Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Chapter 23. The Lesson of the Buddha Cave. Luang Prabang, Laos; Chapter 24. Was It All Worthwhile? Ross, California (1999); Four Frequently Asked (and Unasked) Questions; Afterword: Where Are We Now? Tiburon, California (2011); Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Image Gallery; Copyright Page.
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Have you ever wanted to take a year off from your life' A meandering, serendipitous journey around the world with your family' It sounds impossible. But one day, David Elliot Cohen, co-creator of the bestselling Day in the Life and America 24/7 book series, decided to make this dream a reality. Over the course of six months, he and his wife sold their house, cars, and most of their possessions. He closed his business and pulled their three young children out of school. With only a suitcase, a backpack, and a passport per person, the Cohen family set off on a rollicking round-the-world journey filled with laugh-out-loud mishaps, heart-pounding adventures, and unforeseen epiphanies. In Botswana, the Cohens's tiny motorboat is charged by a hippo. In Zimbabwe, lions ambush a buffalo outside the family's tent. In Australia, their young daughter is caught in a riptide and nearly pulled out to sea. In One Year Off, you can join the family on a trek up a Costa Rican volcano, cruise the canals of Burgundy by houseboat, and ride ferries through the Greek Islands. Later, as the Cohens wander further off the tourist trail, you can drive through the villages of Rajasthan, traverse the vast Australian Nullarbor, and discover the charms of Cambodia's Angkor Wat and the hidden shangri-las of northern Laos. Over the course of these adventures, the Cohens learn to live as a family twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time together without the distractions of modern life. The author rediscovers the world through his children's eyes and gains new perspective of his own life. This humorous, heartfelt story is the next best thing to taking the trip yourself.

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