• Woman Overlooking Queenstown, New Zealand

    Pre-Trip Reading List for Families

    <h2>Stoke your family’s excitement with books like these that prepare them for the adventure to come.</h2>   <p>Sharing the thrills of travel with your children or grandchildren will help you see the planet with fresh eyes. Reading-up on a locale beforehand can fuel the adventure fire and give kids an appreciation of the destination and it’s people before they even arrive.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank" title="Family journeys">Check out our customized itineraries to match the attention spans and energy levels of younger travelers.</a></p> <p><i><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/790287.Noticing_Paradise" target="_blank"><img alt="Noticing Paradise" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mM&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000f9kB"></img></a><br><br><b>NOTICING PARADISE</b></i><br>By Ellen Wittlinger<br><br>Cat, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/galapagosfamily/" target="_blank" title="Galapagos Islands vacations">visiting the Galápagos Islands</a> with her parents, and Noah, exploring with this older half-brother, develop a friendship as they work to solve a mystery involving four endangered, orphaned tortoises. Part adventure, part mystery, part coming-of-age romance, the story will entice preteens.<br><br><i><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62518.My_Famous_Evening" target="_blank"><img alt="My Famous Evening" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mM&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000f9kG"></img></a><br><br><b>MY FAMOUS EVENING: NOVA SCOTIA SOJOURNS, DIARIES AND PREOCCUPATIONS</b></i><br>By Howard Norman</p> <p>The author returned to <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/novascotiafamily/" target="_blank" title="Nova Scotia family journey">Nova Scotia</a> over a period of 30 years to interview local legends and research the folklore of the area. This book is a portrait of this enchanting place and its people.</p> <p><i><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/130085.Nory_Ryan_s_Song" target="_blank"><img alt="Nory Ryan&#39;s Song" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mM&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000f9kL"></img></a><br><br><b>NORY RYAN’S SONG</b></i><br>By Patricia Riley Giff</p> <p><br>A historical novel set in western <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/irelandfamily/" target="_blank" title="Ireland family journey">Ireland</a> in 1845 and narrated by 12-year-old Nory Ryan, whose family faces starvation as a consequence of the potato blight. This book is a fine introduction to the potato famine, English-Irish tensions and the Irish migration to America.</p> <p> </p>

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