Michelle Damiani - The Road Taken
The Road Taken
How to Dream, Plan, and Live Your Family Adventure Abroad
It’s time to discover the world…together.
Author and clinical psychologist Michelle Damiani weaves together her story of a family year in an Italian village with the captivating experiences of 36 other contributors to create The Road Taken: How to Dream, Plan, and Live Your Family Adventure Abroad, the definitive manual for parents who crave the family-bonding and horizon-broadening of an international expedition.
Whether you want to spend a season catching lizards together in a remote jungle or a year making friends in a French village or an extended stretch circumnavigating the globe, The Road Taken will—
shatter the myth that only trust fund babies can afford the global adventure of a lifetime by offering practical strategies to make money abroad
inspire families to think outside the box and discover which experiences would be meaningful for them
demystify the visa process and guide families to their new home
share principles grounded in child psychology so parents can help their children with the inevitable transition adjustment like homesickness, culture shock, and anxiety
describe the adventages and disadvantages of various educational options, including worldschooling, boatschooling, roadschooling as well as the more traditional local schools or international schools, and even hybrids of these
embolden parents to step bravely into the unknown of possible hardships like language learning and medical issues and travel snafus
offer comprehensive information on everything from banking to phones to what to do with your mail
More than a how-to book, The Road Taken inspires families to venture out of their comfort zones to create lives of freedom and fulfillment, at home and abroad. The well-researched and organized topics encourage families to dream and make that dream happen. It’s also the perfect book for those who love thrilling adventure tales. Even if you are just looking for ideas to spice up the next family vacation, this book is for you.
“Who knew there was a practical guide to making magic?”
“You may want to start packing your bags.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed The Road Taken and recommend it to anyone thinking of moving abroad or just armchair dreaming...”
“This book will open your mind about what is achievable and it will inspire you with how travel can strengthen family bonds and family understanding of the world.”
“Made me wish I’d moved abroad when my kids were younger, but really put some ideas in my head about retirement!