Book Reviews


Although significant travel events have been a bit scarce around here lately, mine is a road-tripping family at heart. Whenever it’s time to plan one, there are a few guidebooks that I turn to again and again, because they are well-edited, accurate and it’s easier to skim through them than […]

My top US road trip guidebooks (yes, books)


Many of you may have seen news items and/or blog posts about the new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules pertaining to blogger disclosures and celebrity endorsements.   They take effect on 1 December 2009 and violations will incur fines of up to US$11,000. I have rather strong opinions about bloggers […]

What you see here is what you get: new FTC ...


Yay! The comment left by Sara last week was the winning comment to win my copy of a great Savannah family travel guidebook. She wrote: “I am hoping to go visit my girlfriend in Atlanta. She has a three year old and I have a one year old. We want […]

We have a Savannah guidebook winner



A thoughtful friend of mine in Savannah, Georgia picked up a book for me a few months ago, but I’m just now getting around to writing about it. Around Savannah – Where To Go And What To Do With Children is a handy guide to family-friendly places all around the […]

Savannah with kids – win my guidebook


When my Perceptive Travel blog editor Tim Leffel sent me a review copy of his guidebook The World’s Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Money Is Worth A Fortune, I was a bit skeptical. It’s not geared specifically to family travel, and even though Tim’s an experienced Dad as well […]

Cheapest travel destinations? Here’s your guidebook




Even though it has been a few years since my kids were babies and toddlers, I have no problem remembering what a challenge it was to take them on family road trips, or to travel on airplanes while lugging a diaper bag, car seat, Cheerios dispenser and those squirty juice […]

Win my copy of Shelly Rivoli’s Travels with Baby


(….and my apologies for not announcing this on Friday, December 12, 2008 as promised in the original Hawaii guidebook review/contest announcement post….hey, at some point my family HAD to deal with things like laundry, getting the Christmas tree and all that….) Er, anyway, the winner as selected by the Sequence […]

The Hawaii guidebook winner is….


As I mentioned in my last guidebook giveaway (for Pauline Frommer’s New York City – the winner was Heather On Her Travels) I received 3 guidebooks to review and then launch to lucky readers. Next up is Pauline Frommer’s Hawaii: Spend Less, See More. As I’ve written before, I’ve always […]

Win my copy of Pauline Frommer’s Hawaii guidebook



The winning comment for my copy of the Pauline Frommer New York City guidebook (chosen by a Random.org application) is….Heather from HeatherOnHerTravels! She lives in Bristol, UK, but I certainly appreciate my international readers so of course I’ll ship prizes like this anywhere in the world. Thanks to all for […]

We have a NYC guidebook winner!