Wonderfully entertaining, humorous, and insightful. The true story of 2 crazy parents traveling with four small children…on a budget.
Passports and Pacifiers follows a young, naïve baby-wearing family on eight memorable, affordable, and nap-centered trips, starting with two bumbling parents taking their Never-Sleep infant to child-loving Italy. Six years later, the tally of kids reached four (all under the age of eight) for an adventure across Scandinavia. Readers are regaled with misadventures, like losing the only pacifier of the trip, missing ferries, and traveling with a baby who refuses to nap. The Jains find deals—traveling just a tad off the prime season, finding buy one get two flights, and using credit card miles and free grandparent babysitters—and save where they can. They stay cheap, shack up with in-laws, and visit generous family and friends.
Parents of small children receive tips on:
• Transferring sleeping babies after a hotel upgrade
• Keeping your Ever-Hungry spouse happy
• Driving with a carsick toddler.
This book serves as an inspiration and guidebook to take your kids out of your comfort zone and explore.