It is summer time! The kids are ready to have some fun and there will be plenty of time for summer reading. My daughter has made several trips to the library already. If they are interested in summer adventure vicariously or in person, I have a book suggestion about family travel to Borneo. This story of a Borneo family vacation is sure to inspire your kids and open their mind to the big world that is out there!
Today’s post is sponsored by, We’re Doing What for Summer Vacation? I am very excited to tell you all about this book because it is about a real life summer journey taken by a 9 year old American girl through Borneo, the third largest island in the world and the largest island of Asia. Not your average summer vacation! I am going to get this book for my daughter to read because I love for her to learn about other cultures and I think she will really enjoy reading about the family journey and Borneo facts through the child’s point of view.
Personal Account of Family Vacation In Borneo
We’re Doing What for Summer Vacation? is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Author House.
We’re Doing What for Summer Vacation? is a nonfiction story told by Ali, a typical nine-year-old American girl who spent the summer traveling on a budget across Borneo with her older brother and parents. Ali just wanted to be a normal kid with a normal family spending summer vacation at the beach in Florida. Unfortunately, she has former hippie parents that wanted a big summer adventure. This was not her idea of summer fun! On her adventure, she lived in a tree house, experienced bedbugs, learned a little about Muslim culture, ate strange food, went white-water rafting, got trapped in a stairwell alone and thought she was being kidnapped, trekked in the jungle, saw orangutans, experienced leeches, stayed with the locals in their houses, found real skulls from headhunters, discovered an island of lost children, and went scuba diving with turtles bigger than she was. This story is not your ordinary nonfiction story. It is a quirky journey about a typical girl experiencing a very untypical place.”
Key themes of this book, We’re Doing What for Summer Vacation?, include:
• Travel with kids to experience different cultures and teach cultural diversity.
• A summer adventure for people without having to leave home, showcasing the book as a way for families to engage and reconnect.
• Kids can be great travelers and this book showcases Ali’s bravery in adapting to a new and strange world.
Did you ever take any adventure vacations as a kid? I’d love to hear where you went and what you learned!