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I am a New York-based writer, travel lover, and author of The Drive North and Destination Paranormal. I have several other books in the works, including fiction.

360 Degrees Longitude

I like to take books on vacations that I think with both last me the whole trip and also be possible to finish in the time that I’m gone. It’s a delicate balance to strike as it’s difficult to tell exactly how long it’ll take you to read a book before you even pick it up as it could be rubish or it could be so good that you don’t want to put it down, breezing through it in only a couple of days. Well, when I packed 360 Degrees Longitude: One Family’s Journey Around the World for a recent road trip, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect as I expected.
The book is 345 pages in length, which made me think that it would last me just long enough, but they type was also fairly large so I figured I’d make it just fine by reading a couple of chapters a night. But, there was the problem then if I got into it too much and sat down for a couple of cold ones in a good, long reading session.
Which yeah, is of course what happened.
I got into this book, which was a great Christmas gift, and I could not put it down. I sat on my hotel’s balcony and finished it in three nights of reading, breezing through it in about a quarter of the time that I actually thought I would as it’s an excellent account of author John Higham’s family trip around the world in a year.
360 Degrees Longitude is an entertaining tale of their adventures and mishaps around the globe. Sometimes the stories are downright funny and sometimes they made me roll my eyes, but they’re always entertaining. I really quite enjoyed the whole thing from start to finish and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good story of what so many think is the impossible – taking your kids on a round-the-world vacation.
And as an extra added bonus, Higham hooked up with Google to publish various extras online. So not only is there the story in the book, but there are extra side helpings that you can access with a few easy clicks. So, excuse me now while I got check those out as I just got back from my own trip and didn’t have the chance to do so before!

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