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Monday Madness: Frommer’s 100 Places to take the Kids Before they Grow Up

Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest.
It’s now closed and the lucky winners are Vicki, Lydie, and Lisa.
The other winners were announced on Facebook and Twitter

Happy New Year! It’s the start of a new year and I know that over the holidays, one of the big topics of conversation at our dinner table was “Where do we go next year for vacation!”

In light of that, we got 7 copies of Frommer’s  – 100 Places to Take your Kids Before They Grow Up to giveaway. It’s got the 100 must-see places around the country and a brief snippet on why you need to take your kids there. Great mix of adventurous as well as educational spots that you and the kids will enjoy. Age recommendations and travel tips provided as well. Hope it will help with your family’s trip planning process.

How to Win a Frommer’s Travel Guide

Trekaroo is giving away 7 copies of Frommer’s 100 Places to Take your Kids Before They Grow Up. Two will be given away on Facebook, two on Twitter, and three on our blog. You can enter in each place to increase your chances of winning

Number of Winners: Seven (7) in total. Three on this blog, two on Twitter, two on Facebook.

Prize: 1 Frommer’s 100 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up guidebook

To enter:

Share in the comments what you think should be a top 100 Thing to Do with Your Kid Travel-wise Before They Grow Up. Be sure to leave your email address.

For additional entries

  • Follow us on Twitter and tweet @trekaroo what you is a top 100 Thing to Do with your Kid Travel-wise
  • Join our Trekaroo fan page and tell us what you think there too
  • Post a link to this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook or on your blog. Each post is an entry, leave a comment about where you have posted.

Rules and guidelines:
18 years of age or older
US Residents only

Deadline to enter: Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 11:59PM PST

What is Monday Madness?

Every Monday, Trekaroo announces on our blog, either a fantastic giveaway or an incredible deal.  It could be a green water bottle or Broadway tickets. Return every Monday to the Talking Trekaroo Blog for the details. Want a reminder? Become a Trekaroo member or follow us on facebook or twitter.


Esther Lee is a contributing author on Trekaroo – a reviews site dedicated to exploring and traveling with kids.

Travel with kids to: CA | FL | HI | MA | NY | PA | TX | VA and now IL and WA and DC



16 Responses to Monday Madness: Frommer’s 100 Places to take the Kids Before they Grow Up

  1. Linda January 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    I think every kid should see the world’s largest something. Whether it’s a twine ball, or buffalo, or Eiffel tower with cowboy hat, it’s fun for kids to see something really big.

  2. Vicki January 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    We just got back from Zion National Park and it’s a definite must see!

  3. Jen January 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    Every kid should see the beautiful white sandy Gulf Coast beaches. We love the Gulf Island National Seashore.

  4. Lorraine January 5, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    I think a day at any of the California State Beaches just building sandcastles with a bunch of friends could provide a lot of fun, outdoor exposure, and socialization for all involved.

  5. Lydie January 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    My children have been making their own list for years now. It is called: Sites I have seen on TV or read about it in books and that I can not wait to see in person,

  6. Cathy January 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    I think every kids should see the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building before they grow up.

  7. thelees3 January 5, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    Thanks everyone for your replies! So many places so still venture out to. Glad that I’ve got such well-traveled moms like you all to help figure out what should be at the top of the list.

    Lydie – I love it! I’ll have to wait for O-dogg to grow up a bit because his list is just the garbage dump, a construction site and fire stations.

  8. Lisa January 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    Thanks for this great discussion starter! My DH and I would probably choose different places. I’d choose to visit lots of our wonderful National Parks to give her a lifelong appreciation of our beautiful country.

  9. Lisa January 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    Lydie’s idea is great! I’ll have my preschooler start making her list of sites to visit. Thanks for sharing that tip! I’d like for our daughter to see some of the amazing natural wonders found in our National Parks. My fondest memories are of times spent at parks with my parents.

  10. Kathleen January 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    I want to take my kids to the Grand Canyon. I haven’t been myself and would love to experience it together for the first time. I also like Lydie’s idea of having the kids create their own list.

  11. thelees3 January 6, 2010 at 12:25 am #

    Lisa – LOL! I totally hear you on my DH and I having different choice. Mine usually prefers a couch at home or something related to golf.

  12. fivebythesea January 6, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    I would love to take them on a zipline through the canopy of tree’s in Costa Rica. They’d love it!

  13. Beth January 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    I think the national parks are true gems and should definately be on the top 100 list.

  14. Sharlene January 6, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    I think San Francisco and NYC have to be on the list. So much culture! And of course I would have every National Park on there. Also- I think driving down both the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts would be a great thing to add to the list. There are few things more spectacular than the views on Hwy 1 in California.

  15. BLR Graham January 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm #

    Great blog!

    Following you from MBC…

  16. Amy January 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    I think every child should travel to a country other than their own. This way they grow up realizing that there are other cultures, traditions, people, places and all are vastly different (and how great that is). I think it gives them a different perspective of life and people and they grow up more tolerant and appreciative.

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