Fodor’s Travel Website & Books
Fodor’s has been around for 80 years — have you used their guide books before? I certainly have — and never travel without one of their guidebooks, from Europe to Disney to San Francisco. Although now I could always go digital and use the Fodor’s Travel website. (But, I prefer books still.)
In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial this year, 2016, Fodor’s is offering new online tools and updated guidebooks to help travelers plan an unforgettable family trip to America’s incredible natural wonders.
Did you know that in 2016, all the national parks in the U.S. are celebrating the centennial with activities and initiatives that allow visitors to revel in their natural, historical, and cultural splendor?
So if you were to travel to a national park, which one(s) should you visit? Start with Fodor’s National Park Road Trip Itineraries. There you’ll find adventures to parks across various states.
National Parks 101 will give you tips for planning, booking, budgeting, and packing. (What weather? Which lodging?)
National Parks Finder compares national parks based on activity, region or season.
And, if you’re like me and prefer books, you’ll want Fodor’s National Parks of the West, on sale May 10, since it includes updated coverage of the best sites, dining, and lodging in and around each park. Enter to win this book in the sweepstakes below.
Penguin Random House Listening Library
Road with your family are the BEST for listening to audiobooks. Have you done that before? It counts as reading!
Why? Because audiobooks improve comprehension, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Not only that, they get kids hooked on authors and stories, even series of books.
What audiobooks are good for families? Here are three gems that I recommend and you have a chance to win by entering the sweepstakes below:
- Jennifer L. Holm’s quirky story, The Fourteenth Goldfish.
- Chris Grabenstein’s brain-teasing mystery, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.
- Jack London’s classic The Call of the Wild read by Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels
Let Your Child Help Plan the Trip
Kids love to be apart of planning a vacation. It’s a fun way to get buy-in and teach valuable life skills.
Let them help pick the places you’ll visit. Provide a highlighter and sticky notes so they can mark up the Fodor’s book with their favorites. Get their input on dining and activities, too.
Of course, your kids will want to pick out the audiobooks as well. It’s helpful to give kids a select number of choices from which to pick. Otherwise book selection can be overwhelming.
Road Trip Sweepstakes
TAKE A FAMILY ROAD TRIP OUT WEST! (mobile giveaway entry link)
One (1) winner receives:
- Fodor’s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West;
- 3 audiobooks to listen to on the drive: The Fourteenth Goldfish, Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library, and Call of the Wild;
- PLUS a $50 Visa gift card to put towards filling up the tank!
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
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