Passports and Pacifiers

Traveling the World, One Tantrum at a Time

Non-Fiction - Travel
418 Pages
Reviewed on 03/10/2021
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Author Biography

Kaitlyn Jain is a world traveler and dedicated mom to her four young children. She has visited over 25 countries and nearly all 50 states, dragging her kids wherever she can. The idea for Passports and Pacifiers came to her while on a disastrous (but amazing!) trip to Scandinavia. She is also published in Chicken Soup for the Soul—Be You. Passports and Pacifiers is her first book.

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Passports and Pacifiers: Traveling the World, One Tantrum at a Time by Kaitlyn Jain takes readers on a wonderful journey along with two parents and four children on eight trips that are memorable and will keep readers entertained. This book can be called part memoir and part guide. It gives good tools and techniques to parents of small children on how to entertain their kids during long flights, how to pack light yet bring the stuff that is required, drive with a toddler who is prone to car-sickness, and keep their spouses happy. Travel exposes children to intangible benefits; it not only expands their perception but also teaches them compassion while exploring new cultures. The adventures shared are funny and will leave readers smiling as they read about the Jains and their escapades.

Passports and Pacifiers is different from the usual travel stories one gets to read and that makes it original and interesting. Kaitlyn Jain is honest and vocal when it comes to sharing their travel adventures. Her narrative will pull readers in to experience their travel stories from Italy and ending six years later across Scandinavia. The 'Lessons Learned' box is quite helpful to readers looking for travel tips to help them while planning their travels and while traveling. The pictures shared make it easy for readers to connect with the author and understand her easily. The stories and adventures will encourage readers to travel to foreign lands and new destinations by figuring out their travel goals and aiming for them.