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 away from home, 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.
[Rob and Daria's] down-to-earth writing style — individually and collectively — makes the couple inherently likable, as they provide a goofy warts-and-all account of their trip...Don’t Try This at Home is an entertaining romp. Salamon and Krause share realities, triumphs, heartbreak and lessons with an openness that would invite even the staunchest homebody to join their adventure.
--Deborah Bowers, Winnipeg Free Press
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