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Have you been to any of the national parks of the west? As a kid, we visited several of the national parks in South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming. I have such fond memories of those trips.

Badlands National Parks of the West Family Vacation

Badlands National Park

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Rocky Mountains. We were driving on the highway somewhere in South Dakota and as you go over a hill, there they are. Rocky Mountains in all their majestic glory!! It’s etched in my memory forever.

Rocky Mountain National park

Mountains in the distance

Fodor’s Travel Guides

Before each of our vacations, we always bought the Fodor’s Travel Guides and planned out where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see. Fodor’s has been a trusted resource for travel advice for 80 years.

The National Park Service is also celebrating their centennial year in 2016. To help celebrate the centennial, Fodor’s has unveiled a new suite of online tools and updated guidebooks to help families plan an unforgettable trip.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountains

National Parks of the West

Here are a few tools from Fodor’s to help you plan:

And on May 10, Fodor’s National Parks of the West went on sale. This book includes updated coverage of the best places to see, eat, sleep in and around all the parks in the west.

Fodor's National Parks of the West Travel Guide

Family vacation to National Park of the West

Buffalo on the side of the road.

Listening to Audiobooks While Traveling

Family road trips can be a ton of fun, but they can also be very stressful. One way to entertain yourself during those long hours in the car is to listen to audiobooks. You get so engrossed in the book, you forget how much time you’ve been in the car.

And don’t tell your kids this, but 85% of what we learn, we learn by listening. That means you will be expanding your kid’s vocabulary and helping them improve their reading comprehension at the same time. But we won’t tell them that. It’s our secret.

Here are the three audiobooks that are included in the giveaway below.

The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Call of the Wild

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

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Wild horses we saw on the side of the road while out west.

ENDED: TAKE A FAMILY ROAD TRIP OUT WEST! Giveaway

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 $50 Visa gift card to put towards filling up the tank!

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Fodor's National Parks of the West Travel Guide. Plan your family vacation with this extensive travel guide. Fully updated this year. Just released on May 10. #Giveaway includes the Fodor's book, 3 Audiobooks to listen while driving and $50 Visa Giftcard #FodorsOnTheGo