Dear Guests, Beware of Wild Monkeys

Tips & Tales From a Family World Odyssey

by Joe Tash



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/5/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 400
ISBN : 9781452044460
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 400
ISBN : 9781452044453

About the Book

If you’ve ever fantasized about

quitting your job and setting out to

see the world, this book is for you.

Learn how to plan and execute a

family trip around the world, from

choosing an itinerary to arranging

for home-schooling to finding the

best travel and health insurance.

We’ll also bring readers along for

the best of our travel experiences

in South America, Western and

Eastern Europe, India, Thailand,

Cambodia, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

We came within 10 feet of a wild

tiger while riding in an open jeep

in India and experienced a serious “electrical malfunction” on a jetliner

at 35,000 feet. We ate roasted guinea pig and fried crickets and dined

on a floating restaurant in a bay in southern Thailand. We danced on

the tables at Oktoberfest in Munich and became stranded in the middle

of Lake Titicaca, between Peru and Bolivia, when the engine of our

dilapidated tour boat died.

When it was over, we’d visited 19 countries on three continents,

snapped 5,000 photos and gathered countless memories on our

journey of a lifetime.

About the Author

After Joe Tash left home at age 15, he supported himself by working as a janitor, traveling carnival worker, short-order cook, bartender and taxi driver. His earliest travel memory is of a trip to Florida with his parents when he was five or six years old, and his triumphant victory in a seashell-collecting contest. As a young adult, he found himself homeless for a short time, and while he was sleeping in an abandoned Cadillac in a vacant lot, the car was stolen. Luckily, the thieves let him gather up his belongings and get out of the car before they towed it away.

Deciding to make something of himself, he enrolled in college, and became an English major, greatly disappointing his parents. Following his graduation, he found work as a journalist, a profession many people consider less respectable than carnival worker or taxi driver.

He has worked at daily newspapers in California and Florida, winning awards from such organizations as the San Diego Press Club, the Society for Professional Journalists and the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He has also worked as a public-relations specialist at the County of San Diego and a private public relations firm.

Tash and his wife, Ava, have traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia. The couple and their daughter, Salome, traveled around the world in 2005 and 2006.

The family lives in Oceanside, California, with Charlotte the dog, Fred the cat and Mooshi the bearded dragon lizard.