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Kids’ Travel Guide – Germany Launch – Interview with the author Salome Gonstad

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Germany, Kids' Travel Guide - Germany
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As you could hint from our Facebook page we have a brand new guide launching today… Kids’ Travel Guide – Germany!!! We are really excited about our brand new kids guide and like we got you used already we prepared a few surprises for you this week as well.

So keep an eye on our social media channels, our schedule event on Facebook and of course here on the blog as well.

First on the list is our interview with Salome Gonstad – the author of our brand new book – KIDS’ TRAVEL GUIDE – GERMANY.  Read more about Salome and the creation of the new guide below:

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SalomeQ1: Hi Salome, thank you so much for agreeing with this interview. Can you please tell us a little bit about you?

I was born in the mountains of Appalachian Alabama and raised in the southern part of the state, where I grew up with alligators in my backyard. I graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where I earned a history degree and specialised in modern German history. Now I work as a freelance writer, which means I get to write about all kinds of things. I write reviews of movies and TV shows regularly and I also do many shorter jobs, where I write about everything from exercising to animals.

I travel a lot, usually between New York City and Alabama, but I like to go everywhere. My dream destination is either the Maldives or Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary. I love dogs! But I have only a 17-year-old cat.

Q2: Why did you want to write a children’s travel guide to Germany?

German culture has always been a big part of my life–my parents are from towns that were German settlements and they still celebrate Oktoberfest every year. Then when I was at UAB, I also took German language classes, and like most good language classes, we learned a lot about the country, its people, and its culture. Through that and my travels, I’ve really grown to love Germany, so I was excited to get the opportunity to introduce it to kids who are lucky enough to go there.

Q3: What did you enjoy most about writing this book? Which part of the book do you like the most?

As with most things, my favourite part is the history. In particular, I enjoyed the challenge of trying to explain Germany’s complicated history to children. And speaking of challenges, I also enjoyed the process of imagining Germany through a child’s eyes and figuring out what they would like to know when they travel. My nieces helped a lot with that!

Q4: Why should parents buy the Kids’ Travel Guide – Germany for their kids?

Well, there’s the obvious reason–this isn’t their parents’ travel guide. It’s tailored toward children and that means that everything was written with them in mind. There’s useful information in the book, like basic German phrases so they can really feel like worldly travelers, but there’s also plenty of activities so they can have some fun.

Q5: Is there a special message you would like to deliver to the kids who read this guide?

I’d just like them to know that it was very cool getting to write this for them. I hope that they like it and I hope that they like Germany as much I do. Have some extra Lebkuchen for me (but ask your parents first!).

Thank you so much for the interview, Salome! We truly appreciate your commitment to writing our new guide and for taking the time to give us this interview.

If you would like to follow Salome online please check her  LinkedIn profile below:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/salome-g/

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You can read more about our new travel guide and/or purchase it on Amazon following this link –

myBook.to/FlyingKids-Germany

Kids' Travel Guide - Germany book cover

If you would like to preview our new Kids’ Travel Guide – Germany all you have to do is scroll through it below:

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11 Comments

  1. Jessica
    March 27, 2017

    I never really thought about travel books/guides for children. I think it’s a great idea! I have no need for them currently but if I end up having a child and traveling in the future, I will definitely look into them. Nice interview 🙂

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  2. robin Rue
    March 27, 2017

    My husband’s family is German. I would LOVE to bring my kids to Germany to explore their culture someday.

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  3. Amy Done What
    March 27, 2017

    I love that they’ve written a travel guide aimed at children. Its nice to get the children involved when it comes to planning a trip.

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  4. Cindy Gordon
    March 28, 2017

    What a neat topics to write on! I have two boys and we travel ALL the time. It’s SO nice to find guides with kids in mind for the places we are traveling.

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  5. Krysten
    March 28, 2017

    The concept of this book is amazing! I love that she studied German history, I think that history is amazing and has been through so much. I would love to teach my son more about Germany while traveling since he has a lot of German heritage.

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  6. Natalie
    March 28, 2017

    This sounds like a fantastic guide! I’ve only been to Germany during a layover so I didn’t really see much (haha!). Great way to get the kids interested for sure!

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  7. Cynthia Nicoletti
    March 28, 2017

    A great topic for those children who travel. Nice interview and all about Germany. Would love to visit one day.

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  8. Jennifer
    March 28, 2017

    I would have never thought to travel to Germany with kids. But this book seems like a great resourse!

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  9. Glenda
    March 28, 2017

    This is so cool for kids. Wish I had this when my kids were young.

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  10. Wanderlust Vegans
    March 29, 2017

    Travel books for children! Such a great idea. Lets them learn the world around them at a young age.

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  11. Aduke @ Aduke Schulist
    March 31, 2017

    This is cool. I like that it includes places to record information about the trip.

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