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Plan an Epic Summer Family Road Trip with Fodor’s (Giveaway)

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If you’ve been following our travel adventures on Instagram over the past couple of years, then you know how much we love going on road trips and visiting National Parks. I am already busy planning our upcoming summer road trip, and I’ve started using Fodor’s Travel to help make our next family road trip epic.

National Parks Book

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.

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, 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.

Exploring National parks with Fodor

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!

Fodors National Parks Giveaway

GIVEAWAY! We are thrilled to be giving away an epic family road trip guide:

  • 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 $25 Visa gift card to put towards filling up the tank!

Enter to win in the form below:

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  1. I would say Yosemite national park would be my favorite

  2. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is my favorite!

  3. My favorite National park is the Grand Canyon. Its amazing and we try to take a trip there every year.

  4. The Shenandoah National Park is my favorite.

  5. I love the Grand Canyon the best!

  6. My favorite is Yosemite National Park

  7. My Favorite National Park Is Yosemite National Park.

  8. I love Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan.

  9. the Grand Canyon! the only one I’ve been

  10. I like Yosemite National Park

  11. I like the Grand Canyon.

  12. YellowStone!

  13. Yosemite national park is my favorite.

  14. The Grand Canyon is my favorite.

  15. Oh I would have to say the Grand Canyon! So beautiful!

  16. I don’t have a favorite National Park, definitely would like to visit one.

  17. Yosemite because of the memories i have from childhood

  18. I love Arcadia. Beautiful!!

  19. My favorite is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  20. I like Yosemite.

  21. Yellowstone National Park is my favorite.

  22. Yosemite is my favorite National park!

  23. Valley Forge National Park is my favorite.

  24. Yosemite!!

  25. Well, I guess my favorite would be the Gulf Islands National Seashore, but it’s close to where I live and I would like to see some parks that I have never seen before. Thank you.

  26. My favorite is Yosemite.

  27. I’ve always wanted to see Redwood National Park.

  28. I like Yosemite.

    Thanks for the chance to win

  29. My favorite National park is Zion National Park!

  30. I loved backpacking through Yosemite, but I’d also love to see Yellowstone.

  31. yellowstone is my favorite park

  32. Yosemite National Park

  33. Mt. Zion family fun!

  34. Yellowstone.

  35. grand canyon

  36. I have never been, but Zion looks amazing. I’d love to go there!

  37. Bryce Canyon National Park is breathtakingly beautiful, and our family loved it there!

  38. I love Yellowstone National Park.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  39. My favorite National Park is Crater Lake it is amazing.

  40. Yellowstone is my favorite national park.

  41. I like Yosemite a lot

  42. I have not seen the Grand Canyon but it would be my favorite.

  43. The Grand Canyon.

  44. I love Yellowstone National Park!!

  45. My favorite is Yellowstone.

  46. I really liked Glacier Bay National Park. It was so pristine.

  47. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a National Park. I’d love to visit The Grand Canyon.
    Thank you!

  48. My favorite national park is the Grand Canyon.

  49. My favorite National Park os Yellowstone.

  50. my favorite is zion national park

  51. I love Cuyahoga Valley National Park 🙂


  52. I like Yellowstone National Park.

  53. This is so awesome! I have yet to visit a national park but I would love to visit Glacier National Park!

  54. My favorite is Yellowstone National Park. Thanks.

  55. I’ve never visited one but I would say Yellowstone

  56. Rocky Mountain National Park is my favorite.

  57. The Grand Canyon National park is my favorite.

  58. I like Yellowsone National Park.

  59. I love the grand canyon!


  60. Yellowstone! Would love to visit there!

  61. Yosemite is my favorite National Park. I’ve only been once but I really want to visit again.

  62. My favorite one is the Grand Canyon.

  63. Acadia National Park is my favorite.

  64. Acadia National Park is my favorite.

  65. Haven’t been to too many and don’t know too much about them, but Yosemite was the best I’ve seen in person!

  66. Yellowstone National Park would be my favorite.

  67. I love Yosemite.

  68. I like Yellowstone.

  69. I grew up right near Yellowstone so it’s part of my soul.

  70. My favorite is the Grand Canyon Park
    Thank You for the chance

  71. I really want to visit Yellowstone! We have not seen a National Park yet.

  72. The Grand Canyon, so beautiful!

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  74. I like Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

  75. Redwood National Park and Yosemite National Park are my family favorties

  76. The Grand Canyon National park is my favorite.

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