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Don't Try This at Home
One Family's (mis)Adventures Around the World
By (author): Daria Salamon By (author): Rob Krause
Daria Salamon , Rob Krause


Turnstone Press



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
May 16, 2019
$21.00 CAD


9in x 6 x 0.69 in | 0.35 lb

Page Count:

280 pages
Turnstone Press
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
Travel guides: holidays with children / family holidays|Travel writing

Rob Krause and Daria Salamon sold their car, rented out their Winnipeg home, and packed up their two young children to embark on a 12-month journey around the world. In this dual retelling of their ambitious year abroad, Don't Try This at Home chronicles the hilarious and sensational misadventures of a Canadian family as they travel across 15 different countries in the Southern Hemisphere. In an honest reflection on parenting, marriage, and living for a year on a tight budget, Krause and Salamon take readers through some of the world's most stunning vistas while meeting the challenges of foreign customs, broken-down buses, stomach bugs, personal loss, and their often less-than-enthusiastic children.

Daria Salamon's work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, the Winnipeg Free Press and Uptown Magazine. Her fiction and creative non-fiction have been shortlisted for the Writers' Union of Canada's Emerging Writer Short Fiction Award, the Larry Turner Award for Creative Non-Fiction, and the Canadian Authors Association's North of 55 Writing Contest. Daria lives and writes in Winnipeg.

Rob Krause has at one time performed as a zoologist, a lawyer, and a record label owner. He has been published in the Globe and Mail, Winnipeg Free Press, Exclaim, and, of course, The Canadian Journal of Zoology. Rob has hitchhiked across Europe and toured with bands throughout North America. He's been to the highest peaks and the lowest valleys. And that's just with his family when they go to the grocery store.

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