With her signature wit, AK Turner deftly slays all the dragons separating “life with kids” from “life with travel and adventure.” Determined to prove that long-term travel need not be reserved for the lone male traveler, Turner tackles obstacles including working while traveling, affording an extended trip, pulling kids out of school, and what to do with them once you’ve done so. With stories from the author’s experiences in a dozen locations around the globe, and the honest and hilarious admissions of her fears along the way, Vagabonding with Kids is a timely affirmation of why we should all journey forth.
The Turners are on the road again in a raucous continuation of the Vagabonding with Kids series,exploring Brazil from the Amazon rain forest to Rio’s famed Copacabana Beach. But this time the in-laws are along for the ride, and three generations have to survive close quarters, radioactive beaches, and jungle hammocks for accommodations. Armed with little knowledge of Portuguese, but a great appreciation for the Brazilian national drink, the nomadic family finds adventure (and laughter) at every turn.
AK Turner wants to cuddle with a wombat. She wants it bad. In the hilarious sequel toVagabonding with Kids, the nomadic family of four continues their journey with a two-month trip Down Under. AK Turner indulges her fascination with prisons, with no understanding of why her husband would rather spend every day at the beach. Their daughters aren’t motivated by either, and are instead enthralled with the wonders of public toilets. As the Turners wind their way through Australia, all eyes are on the lookout for adventure. And wombats.
Don’t forget the bear spray. This is foremost in AK Turner’s mind as she travels with her husband and two daughters north through Canada, along the Alaska Marine Highway, and ultimately to a tiny, roadless island, accessible only by boat from the nearby town of Sitka. The foursome adapts to island life, where their neighbors are few humans and thousands of giant slugs. With adventures in hot-springs hunting, fishing (kill the fish before filleting), and hiking on rain-forested volcanic islands, Vagabonding with Kids: Alaska provides raucous insight into life on the Alexander Archipelago.
“…another hilarious account of parenthood… With her characteristic good-spirited, self-deprecating humor, Turner describes taking her kids to a children’s art camp on the Jersey Shore and surviving a back-to-school night “ice cream unsocial.” Well paced, entertaining, and full of endearing stories on parenting, this new addition to Turner’s popular series will leave readers looking forward to the next installment.”
–Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Hair of the Corn Dog
“It’s rare for a writer to actually make me laugh out loud, but A.K. Turner does just that.”
–Robin O’Bryant, New York Times bestselling author of Ketchup is a Vegetable & Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves
“I laughed out loud at Mommy Had a Little Flask, but make no mistake, this book is equally heartfelt and humorous as A.K. Turner delves into all the wonders, challenges and horrifying playground moments of parenting–the most extreme sport there is.”
–Cameron Morfit, Sports Illustrated
“Empty bladder before reading.”
–Laurie Notaro, New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club
“A.K. Turner is always hilarious, and she doesn’t disappoint.”
–Jen Mann, New York Timesbestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat
“If laughing at ourselves is the best medicine then reading AK Turner’s This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store will ensure you live long enough to drive your own kids crazy.”
–Stacy Dymalski, Confessions of a Band Geek Mom