Hit the road this summer with Fodor’s Travel and Listening Library!
We’re so excited to start our summer. My three kids only have three more weeks of school, and then we have an entire summer to finalize our August vacation plans to visit the National Parks. We can’t think of a better destination this year, in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. To help us on our way, we’ve been browsing through the Fodor’s guides to the National Parks, and they’ve made things so easy for us with a new set of online tools and updated guidebooks to help families discover “America’s Best Idea.”
It’s perfect timing, because throughout 2016, all parks, including Yellowstone and Yosemite, will celebrate the centennial with special activities and initiatives that allow visitors to revel in their natural, historical, and cultural splendor. We don’t want to miss out, especially when it comes to visiting the parks of the West, because there are so many more National Parks in that part of the country.
As a family of five, there’s no easier way to explore a national park (or a few!) than to hit the road. Fodor’s National Park Road Trip Itineraries, found on Fodors.com, include the most road-trip worthy adventures to parks across various states. And that’s not all you’ll find – National Parks 101 tells you everything you need to know about planning a trip to the national parks, including booking, budgeting and packing tips; and National Parks Finder helps you find and compare national parks based on activity, region or season. When you use these tools with Fodor’s National Parks of the West, which includes completely updated coverage of the best sites, dining, and lodging in and around each park, you’re sure to have the best summer trip yet.
And while you’re on the road with your family, you’re going to need some much-needed in-car entertainment. The solution: Listen to an audiobook! We love listening to audiobooks on the go, particularly ones that the entire family can enjoy. With an audiobook, you can completely lose yourself in the journey, enjoying the scenery while listening to a great narrator tell you a story. Ideal listening with kids in the car, audiobooks expand vocabulary, teach pronunciation and improve reading comprehension. In fact, 85% of what we learn, we learn by listening. Whether it’s a charmingly, quirky tale for your middle grader like Jennifer L. Holm’s The Fourteenth Goldfish, a brain-teasing mystery like Chris Grabenstein’s Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, or Jack London’s classic The Call of the Wild read by Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!
The Fourteenth Goldfish:
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library:
Call of the Wild:
TAKE A FAMILY ROADTRIP OUT WEST!
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.
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Penguin Random House. This post is brought to you in partnership with Penguin Random House.