Are We There Yet?: Perfect Family Vacations and Other Fantasies

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Plume, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 242 pages
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Scott Haas thought that whisking his wife and eight-week-old daughter off to Europe was a wonderful idea. After all, wasn't great food, enriching travel, and a cultured, foreign locale the perfect recipe for family bonding? But after just one week in Switzerland, in a house with a leaky roof, an indoor beehive, and in-laws who wanted to be roommates, any illusions of an idyllic family sojourn fell to pieces. And this was just the beginning.
With heartfelt honesty, "Are We There Yet?" chronicles the Haas family's trials, triumphs, exhaustion and elation as they travel-and eat-their way through vacations in Europe and America. Anyone who's ever taken the family anywhere will relate to these wonderful stories that illustrate the changes we go through when we travel, and the humor and possibility that exist in every journey.

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User Review  - Tiffany - Goodreads

My theory on travelogues: they're like pizza. Even when they're mediocre, they're good. I could read about travel experiences forever. Even places you read about time and again. The author was at ... Read full review

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User Review  - kate - Goodreads

To be honest, I only read one chapter of this book- the one about Italy. I love the author's description of slow travel and got some good laughs, especially about how his family were actual travelers ... Read full review

Contents

THE MOUNTAINS
1
COTE DAZUR
37
A SWISS FARM
57
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Scott Haas is a staff producer and on-air talent for "Here and Now," a nationally syndicated show broadcast from WBUR, an NPR affiliate. He also reports monthly for "The Splendid Table," syndicated nationally on Public Radio International. Haas received a James Beard nomination for Best Short Radio piece in the United States in 2003 and won First Place Awards from the Associated Press in 2000 and 2001. He has written for "Gourmet," is a contributing editor at "The Robb Report," and co-wrote "The Da Silvano Cookbook," In addition to being a writer, Dr. Haas is chief psychologist at a teaching hospital associated with Boston University Medical School.

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