Idiot Proof Vacation Guide Announced by - My Family Travels

Media only. January 25, 2011. teams up with The Complete Idiots Guide series to produce a vacation planning guidebook for every traveler.

Announcing The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to the Best Family Destinations

(January 25, 2011)  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

About the Authors: has served a community of those who Have Kids, Still Travel with print and online guides, custom trip-planning advice, and exclusive vacation discounts since 1996. Online resources include a wealth of family destination research, first-hand reviews of tropical and ski resorts, cruises, reunion ideas, vacation packages, health and safety tips, and more. The site's expert reviews and community blogs about global family vacations have been seen on Disney's and dozens of sites, in the guidebook "Amazing Places to Take Your Kids in North America," in e-newsletters, and by millions of traveling families. 

Kyle McCarthy (New York City, N.Y.) has taken her family across four continents to complete 12 guidebooks on Greece, Turkey and Southeast Asia for the Frommer’s series, as well as stories for Child, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, Wired, Backpacker, and Cosmopolitan. In addition to being co-founder and editor of Family Travel Forum's vacation websites, and, she's been an online Family Travel Expert for the Discovery Channel,, and Netscape; a podcast producer; radio and TV guest; consultant to the travel industry; and a speaker at travel and trade shows.

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to the Best Family Destinations
Details:  ISBN: 9781615640478, January 2011, $18.95
Contact: Bre Whalen, Wilks Communications


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