All in all a FANTASTIC read for anyone,
but especially for those of us wanting to travel with our kids.

Ever dreamed of quitting your job and
traveling the world for a year?

Why not bring the family along?
But watch out! You'll discover more than just food and culture. You'll learn that:

  • A Chilean  mall isn't the best place to  get your ears pierced.

    A Chilean mall isn't the best place to get your ears pierced.

  • Elephants  appreciate flowers just as  much as the next lady.

    Elephants appreciate flowers just as much as the next lady.

  • A broken leg doesn't have to end your journey.

    A broken leg doesn't have to end your journey.

Praise for 360 Degrees Longitude

John Higham's fascinating trip around the world with his wife and young children inspired not just this beautifully written travelogue, diving and dancing and dizzying with adventure - from nipple-nibbling fish in Thailand to getting stranded in Tanzania - it also launched an insightful journey into how travel can transform us, heal us, soothe us, and deeply bless us with JOY of the richest kind: Joy that opens our eyes and our souls; joy that teaches us to hold hands across the horizons.
Laura Manske
Laura Manske
Family Travel: The Farther You Go, the Closer You Get
John Higham's book about his year around the world with his wife September and their two kids, Katrina and Jordan, is funny, surprising, honest, and inspiring. Their spunk and humor as they cope with everything from a broken leg in Switzerland to a broken-down truck in the middle of the Bolivian salt flats are amazing to behold. But what I really love about the Higham family is how normal they are. They prove that average people can have outsize adventures if they dream big, plan carefully, and have faith that even if nothing goes according to plan, everything will (eventually) turn out OK. These are great lessons for traveling and for life.
Nina Martin
Nina Martin
San Francisco Magazine
360 Degrees Longitude redefines family travel. It's also a fantastic read, whether you're considering an around-the-world trip-with or without kids-or not. Higham uses humor and insight to weave together stories that entertain as well as educate. Part travelogue, part how-to guide, the book is an inspiration-for what is possible on the road, and in one's life.
Donna Airoldi
Donna Airoldi

Stupid Facts From Around the World

Alligator Eating a Piranha in the Amazon: Bolivia

Meet Plastico, the flesh-eating alligator of the Amazon!  Some people swear he’s a crocodile, others think he’s a caiman, but one thing’s for sure…he’s hungry! Learn how to plan a round the world trip, and about round-the-world travel with kids.

R-T-W Travel With Children

So, you’re thinking that someday you’ll settle down, get married, and have children. Or maybe you’ve been there, done that. Does this mean that you’ll sit on the couch, comatose, in front of the TV late at night, longing for the days when you were free and adventurous? Do you see that goal of traveling […]

Round-the-World Reading List

Katrina’s Round-the-World Trip Reading Log Click here to view/download this list in PDF

How to Plan a R-T-W Trip

So.  You think you would like to do a year around the world but don’t know where to start.  You’ve come to the right place.I don’t think any one book or any one person can tell you how to plan and execute a trip of this magnitude.  Further, there is no way you can plan […]

How to Plan a R-T-W Trip (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1) How Do I Buy Plane Tickets? There are dozens of companies that specialize in around-the-world plane tickets.  Googling the string “around the world plane tickets” will help you find them.  Plan on at least $5K per person for airfare, and maybe even double that.There is a product called an “around-the-world ticket” […]

Did You Ever Get Tired of Traveling?

No! If we hadn’t run out of money and if it weren’t for the kids’ educations suffering at the hands of their parents, we could have stayed on the road indefinitely!           << Did anyone get sick?      Back to All FAQs

Did Anyone Get Sick?

Katrina tells us in her journal about hiking the Inca Trail in Peru. We had been joined in this part of our journey by September’s dad, who goes by the grandfatherly name “P,” short for “Aged Parent.” Jordan suffered a severe case of altitude sickness when we were two days into our trek on the […]

Did You Ever Have to See a Doctor?

This is our family in Zermatt, Switzerland. You can see the Matterhorn in the background. Looks just like Disneyland, doesn’t it? We were hiking in the mountains and asked a passing hiker to snap this photo of us – we planned on using it for our Christmas cards. We were headed for a mountain playground […]

How Did You Get From Place to Place?

We started our journey by spending a few days in Iceland, and then our goal was to cycle from London to Istanbul. We have two tandem bicycles; you can see that all of our things are in bicycle panniers, covered by yellow rain covers. We never had quite enough room for our stuff – notice […]