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360 Degrees Longitude: One Family's Journey Around the World #2020

Degrees Longitude One Family s Journey Around the World Much than a travel narrative Degrees Longitude One Family s Journey Around the World is a glimpse at what it means to be a global citizen a progressively changing view of the world as seen through

  • Title: 360 Degrees Longitude: One Family's Journey Around the World
  • Author: John Higham
  • ISBN: 9781935212867
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • 360 Degrees Longitude: One Family's Journey Around the World By John Higham, Much than a travel narrative 360 Degrees Longitude One Family s Journey Around the World is a glimpse at what it means to be a global citizen a progressively changing view of the world as seen through the eyes of an American family of four.After than a decade of planning, John Higham and his wife September bid their high tech jobs and suburban lives good bye, pMuch than a travel narrative 360 Degrees Longitude One Family s Journey Around the World is a glimpse at what it means to be a global citizen a progressively changing view of the world as seen through the eyes of an American family of four.After than a decade of planning, John Higham and his wife September bid their high tech jobs and suburban lives good bye, packed up their home and set out with two children, ages eight and eleven, to travel around the world In the course of the next 52 weeks they crossed 24 time zones, visited 28 countries and experienced a lifetime of adventures.Making their way across the world, the Highams discovered than just different foods and cultures they also learned such diverse things as a Chilean mall isn t the best place to get your ears pierced, and that elephants appreciate flowers just as much as the next person But most importantly, they learned about each other, and just how much a family can weather if they do it together.360 Degrees Longitude employs Google s wildly popular Google Earth as a compliment to the narrative Using your computer you can spin the digital globe to join the adventure cycling through Europe, feeling the cold stare of a pride of lions in Africa, and breaking down in the Andes Packed with photos, video and text, the online Google Earth companion adds a dimension not possible with mere paper and ink Fly over the terrain of the Inca Trail or drill down to see the majesty of the Swiss Alps without leaving the comfort of your chair.

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    1. Although it took me 3 months to trek my way through this book, it proved one of the best and most inspiring works I have ever read I must admit, I was than one time made supremely jealous of this amazing experience, vested on the kids particularly by their loving and incredibly future minded parents Instead of buying the children Wiis and movies, they bought them invaluable experiences on a scale only rarely achieved I spent 5 months living abroad and have been wanting to return ever since, but [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this family travel memoir I must admit I even stalled to prevent the inevitable end Naturally, as the youngest member of a world traveling family myself, this was a very interesting story I could relate in so many ways, especially Jordan s Epiloge about going back home Throughout this wonderful true story, I caught myself laughing out loud and saying things like, Oh my gosh Oh no and That s so true Loved the chapter about the elephant, could visualize the bridges perfectly in ch [...]

    3. One thing you should probably know about me before I proceed with my review I suffer from wanderlust, the travel bug, or whatever name you feel compelled to call it If I could explore the world for the rest of my life, I d be a happy camper That being said, you can imagine how giddy I was when this book showed up in my mailbox I immediately got the goosebumps like I do before I travel caused by that feeling of exploring the unknown and the thrill that there may be an adventure in your immediate [...]

    4. This is a gutsy story of a family of four that takes a year off to travel around the world Parents David and September carefully planned the trip over the span of ten years to make sure everything could be as organized, efficient and cost effective as possible They brought two tandem bikes with them so they could experience naturally and independently the countries they visited They also were smart enough to arrange that their friends mail them new books at different destinations throughout thei [...]

    5. This was a great little story of a family of four who takes a year off from their real lives to travel the world As I began to read this story, I was a little frustrated maybe because I was trying to get something out of the book that I wasn t getting Then, as I continued to read, I became appreciative for the writing and the way the story is told Upon completing the book, I got the most out of my reflections of the story as a whole I am grateful to the writer for not overdoing the descriptions [...]

    6. I m not sure to give this a three or a two star rating There were some funny moments, but I found a lot of it was just we did this and then we did that The writing was a bit clunky in parts I couldn t also help but notice the American centric viewpoint at times Still, I had to admire the parents for travelling with their children for a year and experiencing all the trials and tribulations on their journey.

    7. I ve just finished reading 360 Degrees Longitude One Family s Journey Around the World, about the Higham family s one year travel journey.There was a brief moment at the start of the book where I didn t think I was going to enjoy it John Higham, his wife, September, and their two kids, Katrina 11 and Jordan 8 had been planning and saving for this trip for years The family of four started out on tandem bikes one parent on front, one kid peddling behind And while I absolutely admired them for doin [...]

    8. This was an honest and witty memoir of one family s yearlong adventure around the world I appreciate this book because I can relate on some level, since we are also a Mormon family living in the Bay Area I like to think of myself as adventurous but this was a whole different level While I plan to travel much than I am currently able to and with the kids even the only way I can really figure out how to afford it is to live abroad This definitely made me think about exactly HOW I want to travel E [...]

    9. Considering how much I love traveling, I thought this book would be a run away hit for me, but it was pretty middle of the road Higham writes about taking his family of four on a year long trip around the world However, a lot of the book is really about odd bits of minutia and really seems to skim over or miss the really interesting parts of traveling He made several clich d statements about the learning experience in traveling that made me roll my eyes Such as this statement about poverty he ma [...]

    10. This is my Great Book pick of the year, and I have decided that it will be my gift of choice to friends and family this holiday season I found it an easy, witty and fascinating read as I journeyed with the Higham family around the world 360 Degrees was easy to pick up and hard to put down, and I feel like I have seen peoples and countries in the world with new eyes Frequent outbursts of laughter kept me awake reading long after I should have turned out the lights, and even my 8 year old daughter [...]

    11. I absolutely love this book It s about a couple who had a dream that they would quit their jobs and take their two kids around the world mostly on tandem bikes It is very well written and I have laughed many times throughout the book reading about their adventures I love that the couple and their kids decided to go see the world and teach each other about different cultures It also has passages throughout the book where you can go on Googlearth and check out where they went I did not do this as [...]

    12. what a fun read I felt like I was there with the Highams as they chronicled their adventures all over the world They sound like great people to hang out with It was enriching to learn about other culture tidbits and to see how the family dealt with various situations John cracks me up with his thinking and how he appreciates his wife many times in different situations The kids have great attitudes and it was also fun to see how the humans all over the world can be alike yet different I definitel [...]

    13. This title was on one of the ads so i followed the link Very glad i did, love this book They ve been to places i ve been as well as places i m considering and places i am so not going Haven t done the google links yet will check them out before i return the book to the library it is of a library book than an own book to me the checklists and helpful hints might change my mind.The website and the google links mean i don t have to own this book I just did a bit of exploring with them They have gr [...]

    14. I LOVE this book I felt like I was on the trip with the family There was just enough funny, and just enough introspection I was so sad to be going home when I got to the end The best thing, though, is it s a book I can travel around the world again, just by opening the front cover.Cannot recommend enough, especially if it is a dream of yours to travel around the world.

    15. The only thing bad about this book is that it had to end Not just a travel story but a family togetherness, weathering hardships for adventure story It s funny and interesting and so great I was sad the journey had to come to an end.

    16. This book was very well written and I found I could not put it down I was fascinated to find out how a family of four travelled around the world, and the end of the book provides a lot of useful information I loved the humor in the writing as well.

    17. LOVED this book It s about a family who traveled around the world in 1 year with their 2 children Loved reading about their experiences and learning about places and customs It made me want to book my trip, too If you are at all interested in travel, check this out Well written

    18. I thoroughly loved this book I was even laughing out loud at times This book makes Andy and I want to travel with the kids even There is so much in life to be learned be seeing how other people live An added bonus is the quality family time.

    19. Absolutely loved this book It was a quick read, but I learned a lot about the world The only problem with this book is that it made me want to travel

    20. what an amazing journey and well written book loved it i suspected they were LDS, although they never quite said so in the book my uncle confirmed that he knows them and they are.

    21. The story of this family is simply amazing Having traveled for a year with my family not long ago I connected with many feelings and perceptions they had, especially relating to other cultures and people.Interesting the way they start their trip comparing Americans to the other cultures, and by the end, they compare new experiences and local habits to things they lived and saw during their trip They became global citizens.By the way, excellent book to plan a trip around the world

    22. This is a fun book about travel and family John Higham, his wife, September, and their two kids, Katrina 11 and Jordan 8 travel together for one year on a trip around the world They plan and prepare for years and then take off for Iceland and beyond hoping to learn together about the world and life They do a lot of planning beforehand, but are flexible and change plans as needed They plan to start out biking from England to Turkey a broken leg cuts a lot of that plan short, but they keep going a [...]

    23. Such a cool family that embarked on an adventure of a lifetime Interesting stories combined with just the right amount of facts and history and travel wisdom

    24. Fun, descriptive, inspiring I loved reading about how this family pulled together to get through difficulties, all the things that they learned and experienced along the way, and how wonderful and safe the world is on the whole.

    25. I love books about families that travel around the world And while Americans are the least travelled people I know, it s always them who take their entire families on the road and then write about it later Now is it that they take their families on the road then most or are they the ones who just always have to cash in on a book later I wonder Anyway, I saw this book at Borders a few weeks ago and found it only at the LAPL system It sat for 3 weeks and then when I couldn t renew it, I made an e [...]

    26. I won this book as a GoodReads FirstRead giveaway I sat on it for a while, as I had other books in the queue, but once I started reading this book, I was completely drawn in It details the World the Round trip embarked upon by the Higham family an amazing feat for a family of four, with two children, ages 8 and 11 This book, their trip, was incredible I thoroughly enjoyed reading about their adventures and felt like I got to know their family a little While reading it, I started to plan who I wi [...]

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