While having a blast at the NCHE Conference this year and being on the Blogger Team for NCHE I had the privilege to meet Mrs. Zavatsky, she is the author of Kids Love Guides. These guides are a large book with hundreds of places to travel and explore for the homeschool budget. Her family had the awesome task of testing out all these places before adding them into all the great guides they offer in hopes to help my and your family save time and have a great resource at our disposal.
The book Michele provided me with was Kids Love the Carolinas. This book is a whopping 386 pages long. The book is divided into North Carolina which is the state I live and South Carolina but to make it easier with finding places you may want to visit or places to travel too she has the state broken down into areas or regions so that you can do a fast scan of the area you are going too.
Along in the book she has some great tips for you like before you leave and while you are on the road. She also has some great tips on how to save money.
I personally have found several places that are within a 2 to 3 hour drive that I never knew about and it would present a great day trip for my family with little money. There are many sites that are within this book that are some of my family’s favorite places to visit and I was thrilled to see them inside because of our love for them.
Once you look up the area/region you are interested in you will find many attractions that are in that specific area. Once you find an attraction that you think is of interest there is a great description of the place so you know exactly what you are getting yourself into. I love how it lists all the basic information without having to call or look online because let’s face it if we are traveling I normally do not have internet reception. The prices and hours of operation are always found in the description too.
Over all this is a great book to help you learn about attractions that you may never hear of. I love how there is so much information for the attraction which really helps me save time. Most places they have visited and places in their books are little to no charge!
Another item I found of interest is their Interstate Guides! They have one for I-75 & I-95 but I personally would love one for I-40 since that is what I travel almost all the time!
Kids Love the Carolinas book retails for $19.95 but it is on sale for $17.95 and there is an option for an eBook for immediate download and with all the information within I would say it is totally worth it!
Michele has generously offered a giveaway for one of my readers to win a Guide for your family!
The guides are available for:
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Carolinas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia,Wisconsin and Kids Love I-75 & Kids Love I-95.
Rules for Giveaway: Shipping only in US. Winner will be drawn Saturday 8/23 and winner will have 24 hrs to respond or another winner will be picked. Rafflecopter is the tool I use to chose the winner. I will need your mailing address to pass to Michele for prize fulfillment.