Fodor’s National Parks of the West + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
May 18, 2016
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This post is brought to you in partnership with Penguin Random House. All opinions are mine.

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Last year, we bought a 2015 Toyota Sienna and both Frank and I love to drive it! It’s super comfortable for going on day trips or traveling far for staycations and vacations! However, going on road trips takes time and effort to plan, not to mention finding things to keep the kids occupied while on the trip. That’s where Fodor’s comes into play.

With summer right around the corner, planning your family vacation is easy thanks to Fodor’s Travel. For 80 years, Fodor’s has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice and in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial in 2016, their experts unveiled a new suite of online tools and updated guidebooks to help travelers plan an unforgettable family trip to America’s incredible natural wonders. Throughout 2016, all parks, including the venerable Yellowstone and Yosemite, will celebrate the centennial with activities and initiatives that allow visitors to revel in their natural, historical, and cultural splendor.

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There’s no better way to explore a national park (or a few!) than to hit the road and let’s face it, picking which parks to visit and what scenic routes to take can be overwhelming. 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, on sale May 10, 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. 

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And while you’re on the road with your family, you’re going to need some travel entertainment. The solution: Listen to an audiobook! 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!

This summer, I encourage you to take your family to take a road trip out west using resources from Fodor’s Travel and Penguin Random House.

Be sure to follow Fodor’s Travel on Twitter and Facebook and Follow Listening Library on Twitter and Facebook (#FodorsOnTheGo).

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GIVEAWAY

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 GoldfishEscape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library, and Call of the Wild;
  • PLUS a $25 Visa gift card to put towards filling up the tank!

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Penguin Random House.

Where would you love to go on a trip this summer with your family?

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

101 Responses to “Fodor’s National Parks of the West + Giveaway”

  1. Kristen says:

    I’d love to visit Glacier National Park.

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  3. Lisa Brown says:

    I would like to travel to Montana.

  4. Dandi D says:

    I would love to take my family to the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone.

  5. Janet W. says:

    I would love to travel to the Grand Canyon with my family this summer! It looks beautiful!

  6. Mami2jcn says:

    The Grand Canyon would be fun!

  7. sandra says:

    ideally, I would love to go to the beaches resort in turks & caicos

  8. HS kraftmaking says:

    We would like to travel to Yosemite National Park.

  9. Elena says:

    we are going to Yosemite in June

  10. Barbara Montag says:

    I would love for us all to visit Denver CO.
    So beautiful there!
    thank you

  11. Erin Ellis says:

    I would love to travel to Yellowstone this summer with my family. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

  12. Anita says:

    I’d love to travel to Niagara Falls or Yellowstone National Park… even though they’re both extremely far from each other. 🙂

  13. Ellie Wright says:

    I would like to travel to the Grand Canyon.

  14. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to go to the Great Smokey Mountains this summer with the family!

  15. Kelly D says:

    We would like to visit Canyonlands National Park.

  16. Marty C says:

    We’ll probably be staying local this year, with a few weekend camping trips. Next summer, however, we’re going to Yosimite!

  17. Tabathia B says:

    I would love to take my kids on a disney cruise

  18. Tracie Cooper says:

    I would love to go to the Smokey Mountains with my hubby! My email is traciemichelle0515@gmail.com

  19. ken ohl says:

    we are taking a road trip to Wisconsin

  20. LaTanya says:

    to Seattle

  21. Allison Swain says:

    I think it would be fun for us to visit Yosemite

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Cheryl says:

    I’d like to travel to San Diego or San Francisco.

  23. Meghan B says:

    Would love to go to the ocean!

  24. Ann Fantom says:

    I like to take my daughter to see the Grand Canyon the summer

  25. Kim Henrichs says:

    Hoping to get up to Acadia National Park in July!

  26. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to visit Yellowstone National Park.

  27. brandy c says:

    I would like to go to Toronto.

  28. shelly peterson says:

    I would love to go with my family to the Grand Canyon.

  29. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I would like to take my kids to Disney World Orlando Florida.

  30. KATIE USHER says:

    milwaukee, wi

  31. DEBIJOT says:

    I would like to take the family to Yellowstone National Park.

  32. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I would like to travel to Honolulu

  33. Lauren says:

    We are planning to go to Channel Islands National Park.

  34. Ashley C says:

    I would like to travel to Yosemite

  35. heather s says:

    I would like to go to Yellowstone National park

  36. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I’d love to travel to Paris this summer. It probably won’t happen, though!

  37. beth shepherd says:

    I would love to take my family to visit Yellowstone. Thank you

  38. Soha Molina says:

    I’d like to go to Hawaii.

  39. Cheryl B says:

    I would love to visit Bryce National Park.

  40. KV says:

    I’d like to travel to California.

  41. Christina G. says:

    I would like to travel to Yellowstone with my family this summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. nickie says:

    I’d like to travel around California

  43. Rosanne says:

    I would like to drive to Maine to the trail where the Appalachian trail goes to

  44. Crystal F says:

    I would love to go back to the Outer Banks. We went many years ago and had a blast. It would be even more fun to go again now that our girls are older and could enjoy it more. Thank you!

  45. Natalie says:

    I would love to travel to Colorado with my mom to see my brother who lives there.

  46. Michelle C says:

    We are thinking of visiting the Great Smoky Mountains this summer!

  47. Jessica says:

    I would love to go to Yosemite with my family this summer.

  48. Kyl Neusch says:

    travel to Montana.

  49. susan smoaks says:

    i want to go to Yosemite national park.

  50. Katie K says:

    I’d love to go to Florida with the family@

  51. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I would love to visit the museums in DC and the beaches in Florida, and universal studios!

  52. Ashley C says:

    We’re hoping to head somewhere on the east coast!

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  53. Peggy D says:

    I would like to travel to the Grand Canyon, this would be a great road trip

  54. Brittney House says:

    I would love to go to Costa Rica and see the wildlife and national parks.

  55. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would love to travel to the Great Sand dunes National Park this summer in Colorado.

  56. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    We want to go to Gettysburg!

  57. Stacey B says:

    I’d like to go on a weekend getaway to the beach

  58. Emily Morelli says:

    My family and I would love to visit Yellowstone this summer. We already have our road trip planned for July.

  59. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like to travel to the Grand Canyon with the family.

  60. caroline schaffer says:

    I really want to go to Zion & Yellowstone

  61. Gina M says:

    I would love to travel to Yellowstone National Park!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  62. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I would love to take them to the Grand Canyon. I have never been and would love to experience it with them.

  63. Jessica To says:

    We want to head to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  64. Angie says:

    I’d love to make it to the Grand Canyons!

  65. Fiona N says:

    I would like to travel to New York with my family this summer
    Thank You for the chance

  66. Austin Baroudi says:

    I’d love to take my daughter to Disney!

  67. Terra Heck says:

    I’d like to travel to Yellowstone National Park or to Branson, Missouri. Thanks.
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  68. Trisha Burgess says:

    I would love to travel to Colorado this summer with my family!

  69. Susan Christy says:

    I’d like to travel to New Mexico.

  70. Nannypanpan says:

    I want to go to Maine

  71. Tina W says:

    I will be traveling parts of central California and the bay area with my sisters this summer. We are heading to the Gilroy Garlic Festival and doing some wine tasting for my 50th birthday!

  72. Carol says:

    Tour the Western states and State Parks

  73. Jackie says:

    I would love to travel to Disney World with my family.

  74. Erica B. says:

    Anywhere fun and exciting.

  75. Luis A says:

    I would take my family to Big Bend National Park.

  76. Lisa V. says:

    I already did. I backpacked 185 miles of the Appalachian Trail in VA.

  77. Stephanie Larison says:

    I would love to visit Yosemite with the family!

  78. clynsg says:

    I would like to visit my daughter in California.

  79. Daniel M says:

    wish i could go to cape cod for another week

  80. trixx says:

    I am hoping that we will be able to make a trip to DisneyWorld this year.

  81. Breanna Pollard says:

    We are traveling to Conroe, Texas.

  82. Aubrey says:

    I would like to go to the grand canyon with my family this summer.

  83. Lisa L says:

    We’d love to be able to go to LegoLand this summer.

  84. Susan Smith says:

    I would love to take my family to the Grand Canyon.

  85. Robin says:

    We would like to visit Florida this summer.

  86. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would like to travel with my family to Maine this summer.

  87. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would love to visit Dry Tortugas National Park this summer.

  88. Richard Hicks says:

    I would love to travel to Orlando Florida this summer

  89. Penny Snyder says:

    Would love to go to the Smokey Mountains this summer!!~

  90. Betty C says:

    I’d like to visit Mount Rushmore this summer.

  91. Kristi C says:

    I would love to take my family to see the Grand Canyon.

  92. Crystal Ward says:

    I’ll be heading down to Florida later this month to visit friends. Can’t wait!

  93. Julia Barnes says:

    I’d love to go white water rafting on the Ocoee this summer.

  94. Richard Hicks says:

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  95. Breanne says:

    I would like to go to Texas.

  96. Brian E. says:

    I would love to take our kids to visit Olympic National Park / WA, but they would rather head to the beach in San Diego.

  97. amanda whitley says:

    we would love to travel to myrtle beach!

  98. Stephanie Liske says:

    We would like to travel to Disney World.

  99. AEKZ2 says:

    I would like to travel to the Grand Canyon

  100. Trisha McKee says:

    My daughter and I would love to go to Niagra Falls.

  101. Lily Kwan says:

    I would like to travel to Australia.

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