We came, we saw, we left : a family gap year

We came, we saw, we left : a family gap year

Wheelan, Charles J.,

First edition.

Publication Information
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2021]


Physical Description
269 pages ; illustrations, maps : 24 cm


General Note
"Nine months, six continents, three teenagers" -- Cover.

"Charlie Wheelan and his family do what others dream of: they take a year off to travel the world. This is their story. What would happen if you quit your life for a year? In a pre-COVID-19 world, the Wheelan family decided to find out; leaving behind work, school, and even the family dogs to travel the world on a modest budget. Equal parts "how-to" and "how-not-to"--and with an eye toward a world emerging from a pandemic--We Came, We Saw, We Left is the insightful and often hilarious account of one family's gap-year experiment. Wheelan paints a picture of adventure and connectivity, juggling themes of local politics, global economics, and family dynamics while exploring answers to questions like: How do you sneak out of a Peruvian town that has been barricaded by the local army? And where can you get treatment for a flesh-eating bacteria your daughter picked up two continents ago? From Colombia to Cambodia, We Came, We Saw, We Left chronicles nine months across six continents with three teenagers. What could go wrong?"-- Provided by publisher.

Personal Subject
Wheelan, Charles J.-Travel.
Wheelan, Charles J.-Family.

Subject Term
Parent and teenager.
Voyages and travels.
Families -- Travel.

Travel writing.

LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberCopiesItem NotesStatus
Prescott Public LibraryBook910.4 WHE1Nonfiction Books
Prescott Valley Public LibraryBook910.41 WHEELAN1.SOURCE. BAKER & TAYLORNonfiction Books
Sedona Public LibraryBook910.4 WHEELAN1.SOURCE. BT 2-23-21Nonfiction Books