January 20, 2018

Giveaway: 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life


100 places** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!

I love books that help me identify great travel experiences for my kids, whether pondering great works of art at the Louvre in Paris or exploring the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. A couple of my favorite books are 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up and 1,000 Places To See Before You Die

So, naturally I was excited to check out 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life, which highlights the most worthwhile places to go with children and even gives tips on how to most enjoy them. For example, when visiting Paris, the author writes “don’t overdo the sightseeing.” Instead, he suggests taking in just one cultural activity each day and spending time lingering in cafés watching Parisian life go by.

Further, when visiting the Louvre, for example, don’t try to see everything on display or you’ll run your kids ragged. Instead, “narrow your visit to periods or genres that most interest your children.” This is good advice regardless of the museum you are visiting.

I really liked that 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life not only highlights where to go and what to do with your kids, but also how to make the most of the experiences. For example, before visiting Mount Rushmore, the author suggests showing children a photo ahead of time and challenging them to think of as many who, what, where, when, how and why questions before their visit. This will help them better absorb what they learn from the exhibits and rangers on-site at Mount Rushmore.

Each chapter also features a “Know Before You Go” section, listing books for kids or parents, as well as movies and music to check out before your visit. For example, before going to Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada, pick up National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia for a kid-friendly look at dinosaur facts before you go. The author includes insider tips and fasts facts, as well.

So, who wants to win one of two copies of 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life? Just leave a comment by Friday, April 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET and let us know some places you’d really like to visit with your kids. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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 Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Also, the writer of this post received a free copy of this book to review. However, the views and opinions expressed in this blog post are fair and unbiased.


  1. Vicki I. says:

    This book sounds fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  2. This book looks very interesting. We want to go digging for Dinosaur bones and they want to go snorkeling in the ocean. I want to take them to as many national parks as i can afford:-).
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Sarah L. says:

    This sounds great! 2 places I want to take them in the near future are Philadelphia, PA and Manhattan, NY.

  4. I would love to have a copy of this book! I would love to take my kids to the Grand Canyon, and to show them where I grew up in Arizona. Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

  5. I can’t wait for my kids to see Thailand and Peru!

  6. Your blog is awesome! Thanks for pointing this book out. If I don’t win, I’ll, buy! 🙂

  7. I can’t wait until my boys are old enough to visit some of the national parks out west!

  8. Melissa Royster says:

    I’d love to visit Yellowstone National Park with my kids.

  9. This book sounds fantastic! Thank you for this wonderful resource. We were just discussing the many areas to visit in the southwest for an upcoming visit. Thanks!

  10. Amy Miller says:

    I would love to visit Europe with my children!

  11. Disneyland Paris!

  12. Cathy Cox says:

    I would so love a copy of this book!!! I want to take my kids so many places but for sure to the Philippines where my family is from! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  13. Carol Lindberg says:

    I’d love to win as we’re going to the Grand Canyon this summer. I’d love to take our child to Europe! and back to California & New York City now that he’s older!!

  14. Liz Coleman says:

    This book sounds fantastic! I would love to take my daughter to Mt. Rushmore and Costa Rica.

  15. Jessica M says:

    We are about to move to the west coast from MA. We are excited to explore Yosemite, take a trip to Hawaii, and travel the CA coast!

  16. Christine Cooper says:

    We would love to take our boys to The Grand Canyon.

  17. Natalie masri says:

    My daughter is almost 5 and my twins are almost 3 and the travel bug has already bitten them! Exploring the world with them is my passion and this book would certainly help us along the way!

  18. Grabd Canyon, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands, Paris… so much to see!

  19. busybride says:

    I would love to go to Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone Park!

  20. As a family, we have been dying to go to Vancouver/ Whistler and to Germany to visit friends. We will be heading to Vancouver this summer so that’s a good start.

  21. I want to visit all the major national parks too and Disney World with them.

  22. Time to return to the rainforest. she was too young the first time around

  23. L Cavalletta says:

    It would be wonderful to visit the National Parks, Europe, and some of the natural wonders of the world with my family.

    This book looks fabulous! Thank you for the chance to win.

  24. I traveled with my parents as a child – and even lived overseas – and hope to share similar experiences with my kids in Europe and Asia!

  25. I would love to take my little one to Central America where I lived for a few years. Thanks!

  26. Europe. Most def.

  27. Vicky B. says:

    I would love to win the book and take my kids to California.

  28. I’d love to take my kids to see the buffalo in S. Dakota

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