On the Road… with Kids

One Family's Life-Changing Gap Year

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: £8.99
  • Publication date: 12 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781849538008

About the book

One Family. 30 Countries. No Turning Back.

John Ahern had a good job, a big house, a loving wife and two great kids. But he felt he was somehow failing as a husband and father. Craving a great adventure to bring his family closer together, he sabotages his high-flying career, rents out the house and buys a battered old campervan online. The plan is to spend a year on the road… with kids. As they roll through 30 countries on an unpredictable, challenging and hilarious journey, John and his family find themselves mugged by monkeys, charmed by snake handlers and inspired by their fellow wanderers to create a life less ordinary. It’s a life-changing trip. Take it!

About the author

John Ahern was born in Brisbane, Australia. He has travelled through more than 80 countries, stowed away in a Colombian cargo plane, and found himself locked up in an African jail. He now lives with his family on Australia’s Gold Coast, which he considers his base camp for further adventures.


'Surprisingly practical and much more fun than being stuck in an enclosed space with two small children for a year sounds'.

Wanderlust Magazine

'A fun and inspiring read'.

Practical Motorhome Magazine