Skip to main content

Idiots Guide The Best Family Destinations Review and Giveaway

Hi Neighbors!

For our road trip I received the book The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Best Family Destinations. This guide covers great family destinations throughout the USA. The book covers each area of the US divided up into City Style, Cultural Appeal, Living History, and Amusement Parks and Outdoor Fun.

We went to Roswell, NM and one of the sites mentioned in the book is the International UFO Museum and Research Center. We did not visit here, but we did pass by the location. We were extremely busy when we were in Roswell.

We did visit the Alamo, in San Antonio Texas, which they cover on page 165. We enjoyed our time and the children thought it was great to visit a site they had read so much about. It was odd to see it in the center of downtown. Businesses and hotels were all around.

Each entry gives you information on what to expect. There is a warning included for those destinations that include large amounts of walking or stair climbing. They include the occasional comment from a traveler who has visited the site. The Fun Facts make interesting reading. Like:Having a hard time imagining how big the Mall of America (Minnesota) is? Consider that 258 Statues of Liberty could lie down inside the massive mall.

Overall this is a very informative book and will help you find places to visit with your family on a vacation or road trip. Make sure you keep one on your bookshelf so when you travel you can just grab it and look up information.

About the Authors: has served the community of those who Have Kids, Still Travel with print and online guides, custom trip-planning advice, and exclusive vacation discounts since 1996. Online resources include a wealth of family destination research, first-hand reviews of tropical and ski resorts, cruises, reunion ideas, vacation packages, health and safety tips, and more. The site's expert reviews and community blogs about global family vacations have been seen on dozens of sites, including Disney's, in the guidebook "Amazing Places to Take Your Kids in North America," in e-newsletters, and by millions of traveling families.

Kyle McCarthy (New York City, N.Y.) has taken her family across four continents to complete 12 guidebooks on Greece, Turkey and Southeast Asia for the Frommer’s series, as well as stories for Child, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, Wired, Backpacker, and Cosmopolitan. In addition to being co-founder and editor of Family Travel Forum's vacation websites, and, she's been an online family travel expert for the Discovery Channel,, and Netscape; a podcast producer; radio and TV guest; consultant to the travel industry; and a speaker at travel and trade shows.

Three winners will receive a copy of The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Best Family Destinations.

Mandatory Entry:Visit the Complete Idiot's Guide Website and then in a comment let me know if you have ever read any of their other books. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 5/3 at 11:59 pm CST. The winners will be chosen using and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (USA Only)

Extra Entries:

1. Become a neighbor ( follower). Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

3. Follow me on Twitter, At the Fence. Leave a comment letting me know that you did/do. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway). 1 entry

7. Leave a comment letting me know about some travel plans you have. 1 entry

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Best Family Destinations for review purposes. All quotes are taken from the Complete Idiot's Guide website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


rubynreba said…
I have not read any of the books. (I probably should read a lot of them!
rubynreba said…
I follow
Angie Bailey said…
I have never read any of their books but we'd all love them.
Angie Bailey said…
Follow you on Twitter @theladya.
andrea v said…
I haven't read any of them, they sure have alot to pick from
vickers at comcast dot net
andrea v said…
just made reservations for fathers day, heading to amana colonies in IA
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/60867796355121152
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/61011947927240704
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/61405227642912769
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/61757634218442753
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/62132865974009856
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/62465440038912000
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/62831944706162688
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/63190414290722816
Haydensmommy05 said…
I have not read any of them!
Haydensmommy05 said…
I am a neighbor!
Haydensmommy05 said…
I subscribe by e mail!
Haydensmommy05 said…
I follow on twitter!
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/63553703608729600
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/63914418202869761
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/64284142535327744
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/64646265421570048
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/65012953925160960
andrea v said…!/vickers2622/status/65365186835517440
Niecey said…
I've read their guide to baby sign language
Niecey said…
I follow your blog via google friend connect - Niecey

Niecey said…
I subscribe to your emails

Popular posts from this blog

Baby First TV 'I Can Sign" First Words

Hey Neighbors! Here is a really neat gift idea for someone with a young child.  Here we have I Can Sign (First Words) from Baby First  TV.  Now, I am just going to share right here that we have friends who have taught two of their children to sign at a very young age.  And it works!  Their children could sign before they could talk. The Dvd will teach your child many useful words that will be used in day to day life.  Words like: eat, water, milk, cookie, ear, feet hands, kiss, sleep, book, mother, father, and many other words.  Each word is taught in a short video clip where they will see pictures of the word/item and people signing.  There is also a little character at the bottom corner of the video signing along.  The Dvd can be done on English or Spanish.  Also included on the Dvd are printable coloring pages that you can print off by inserting the Dvd into your computer.  Inside the cover of the Dvd case is a little booklet that covers some of the words you and your child

What To Do About Those Fuzzy Uninvited Guests In The Home

When we talk about pests in the home, the most common that we tend to deal with are the creepy-crawlies that find their way in. Ants, termites, and spiders, for instance. Occasionally though, you have a real chance of getting a much bigger, fuzzier unwanted guest in the home. What do you do about the fact your home is at risk of becoming a wildlife sanctuary for some truly unhealthy and even dangerous beasts? Picture by Alexas_Fotos Know the signs It doesn’t matter if you’re in a suburban home, a country cottage, or a fourth-floor apartment. Some animals can find their way just about anywhere. It’s worth knowing the signs of pest infestation so you can confirm it and act on it immediately. Spotting droppings, keeping an ear out for scratching, and looking for signs of nesting like shredded paper, scrunched leaves, and grass clippings around the home without explanation can help you start fighting back. Picture by wolfgang_vodt Cleanliness is key If there’s
 Hey neighbors, its with a heavy heart I let you all know that my mom (Lori) unexpectedly passed away the end of June. Our family has been taking the time between now and then to be together and remember what a light mom was. I came on towards the end of last year and was planning on fully moving my interviews and review to this website. I intend to to so partially to keep mommas beautiful website going. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years. ~Mercy