Fodor’s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West


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I have lived on the West Coast all of my life, yet there are so many things I haven’t seen. I know there are some beautiful national parks, but have only been to a handful of them. We recently moved to Oregon from California, and there are SO many parks, lakes and other attractions around us – all of which I would love to discover!

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Fodor’s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West was recently released, and oh my gosh, what a great guide!

I love how comprehensive the guide is. When you have one of the places in mind, you can find out when it is the best time to go, how to plan your time, getting around, park fees, educational classes/tours, restaurants & hotels, etc. It also tells you about the festivals and other local events (super helpful!). The book also mentions the level of difficulty for hikes, and great tips. There is also beautiful photography in the Fodor’s guide.

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Summer is right around the corner and planning your family vacation has never been easier 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.

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.

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!

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Here is a sound clip from The Call of the Wild, for your listening pleasure:

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ONE (1) winner will receive a Fodor’s prize pack which includes:

~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
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  1. Yellowstone! I’ve gotten as close as the drive that led into it. It was our ONE shot to make it but it was closed that day over ten years ago. I would love to make the trip there again while they’re open that is 🙂

  2. Margaret Smith on

    I’d love to visit Yellowstone Nat’l. Park. There’s really a number of National Parks that I’d love to visit in addition to this one.

  3. I’d love to visit either Yellowstone or Yosemite. We’re actually planning a trip for next summer, so these books would be great for the ride.

  4. I would love to visit the Badlands National Park in South Dakota and The Petrified Forest in Arizona.

  5. Hope Mitchner on

    I just returned from Joshua Tree National Park but didn’t get to spend near enough time hiking. I would love to go to Yosemite.

  6. Marti Tabora on

    I have always wanted to visit Redwood National Park in California, I think it would be awesome to go there and see the giant redwoods. Thank you.

  7. Marti Tabora on

    According to the quiz, my baby is the “it” kid around germs. I feel like I keep the home really cleans and I do use Lyson wipes like crazy. I think they’re great for cleaning.

  8. Cindy Merrill on

    I have always dreamed of visiting the Grand Canyon, I’ve heard it’s breathtaking and pictures over the internet don’t do it justice.

  9. natalie nichols on

    I would love to visit Yosemite with my kids. I’ve been but they haven’t and they would love it.

  10. Kelly Nicholson on

    Please tell me in a comment, what national park you would love to visit!

    back in the day we went to yosemite…havent got out in awhile now

  11. I have never been and would love to visit Yellowstone. We visit a lot of State Parks but I would love to see a few of the national parks.

  12. Seyma Shabbir on

    I would love to visit the GRand Canyon or Yellowstone. I have not been to either and would love to take the family!

  13. Emily Morelli on

    We recently moved to Montana and would love to visit both Yellowstone and Glacier National Park.

  14. I would love to visit Yellowstone National Park!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  15. Crystal Sell on

    I’ve been to almost all of them in the USA, but I Would love to go back to Yosemite! I love going to the national parks. 🙂

  16. I would really like to visit the Grand Canyon. Had ancestors that help build up the area for tourism.

  17. I would love to go to Zion. My brother lives in Utah and I’ve never been there so it’d be perfect!

  18. I would love to visit the Grand Canyon. I have wanted to go to this national park since I was a young girl.

  19. We are visiting two in early Fall: Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Really looking forward to our trip the South West to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!

  20. I would like to visit Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. I think that part of the country is so open and looks beautiful.

  21. I have been to several already, but have not seen Glacier National Park yet, and would like to do so.

  22. I would like to make a 6 yr plan, to visit EVERY park in 6 yrs and stay at least 1 night. I want to start this yr.
    It would be so informative and cultural to see the differences in the states.

  23. I’d like to visit Yosemite since I’ve never been there. I love Rocky Mountain National park here in Colorado and usually get up there several times a year.
    Thanks for the contest.

  24. Jaime Cummings on

    I would love to visit Glacier National Park in Montana. I want to experience the pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes.

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