Tales of Family Travel: Bathrooms of the World (Paperback)
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Parents Kevin and Kay Dixon have always had a passion for travel that they love to share with their four daughters. In the late 1970s, a contract for Kevin to work in Saudi Arabia, that came with family benefits and a lucrative travel package, landed on their doorstep in an American suburb. The Dixons could not pack their bags fast enough. This was their opportunity to provide two fundamental values to their offspring - roots and wings. During their travels, the Dixons chose to spend little time wandering through archaic cathedrals, but looked beyond featured attractions for experiences to imprint into their children's memories. Readers may find themselves holding their breaths or giggling as the family's adventures unfold in Tales of Family Travel. Admittedly, successful globetrotting with young girls required patience and special considerations. Among them - always one daughter needed to use a bathroom, and never at a convenient time or place, and more often than not, it was the author who spent time searching for acceptable WCs or loos. Kay narrates this story with finesse and descriptions that take you along on a journey that includes travel by many means and experiences that including meeting a Baba in Nepal, checking out a diamond shop in The Netherlands, visiting a Maasai village in Kenya and more.
About the Author
In Tales of Family Travels author Kay Gillies Dixon, a gifted storyteller, recreates the events that took place while she and her husband, Kevin, introduced their four young daughters to the wonderment of world. Kay and Kevin served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Colombia in the early 1960s, and her memoir published in 2013, Wanderlust Satisfied, tells of her Peace Corps years and of their family experiences in Saudi Arabia where Kevin subsequently worked. While she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Juniata College, an Associate in Science degree in computer information systems from Cape Cod Community College and a Master of Science in Training and Development from Lesley University, Kay believes no amount of education and training prepares one for competent parenting and its hidden challenges.