Book Review and Giveaway: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Best Family Destinations

April 15, 2011

Book Review Time :)

Today’s book is a pretty topical –

About the Book:

The Basics
Planning a family vacation is exciting, but finding a destination that will appeal to multiple ages and interests can be a challenge. While the internet has become a primary tool for vacation planning, helping families decide when to go, how much to spend, what to do once they arrive, etc., it falls short in organizing information in one place that helps families decide where to go in the first place.

In The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to the Best Family Destinations experienced travel writer Kyle McCarthy, with the assistance of traveler reviews from one of the top family travel sites,, takes readers through five U.S. regions, Canada, and Mexico, uncovering the top 200 destinations for family travelers. Destination categories include:

· Top theme parks, family beaches, and other outdoor adventures
· The best road trips
· Most accessible national parks, eco-adventures, and recreation areas
· Rich cultural spots, including the best museum, event, or folk culture
· Can’t miss historical sites
· Budget-saving tips and fun facts to keep kids engaged

What Budget Savvy Diva Thought

Easy to read is the first thing I think of – but in the best way possible.

– Price point is average for a book – I found it on amazon for $12.63

It has great travel advice for over 100 locations across the U.S., and it was quite helpful. I highly recommend that you buy this before your next family vacation – it’s well laid out and very well written.

It is a solid reference book that will save you time looking- all over the internet for the information :)

Budget Savvy Diva Rating:


Again book to a great reference – but most of the information is FREE on the internet – so you have to decide if your time is worth the  $12.63



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Giveaway Ends April 22th

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