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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Best Family Destinations Paperback – January 4, 2011

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Product Details

  • Series: The Complete Idiot's Guide
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1615640479
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615640478
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #891,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...this new one [is] by a founder of the comprehensive family vacation site Family Travel Forum, who knows her topic thoroughly." Teresa Plowright

"Forget about doing the same old thing for your next family vacation. Buy Kyle McCarthy's new book... and peruse nearly 200 choices throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico." Candyce Stapen

"Wonderful book...tells you all the fun family adventures you can have together in each place! I had a blast reading about all of the fun destinations" Krista

About the Author has served travelers with print and online guides, custom trip-planning advice, and exclusive vacation discounts since 1996.
Kyle McCarthy is the cofounder and editor of Family Travel Forum's vacation websites and has taken her family across four continents to complete 12 guidebooks for the Frommer's series as well as stories for Child, Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, Wired, Backpacker, and Cosmopolitan.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam on August 30, 2011
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Great book. I used it to plan our last family vacation and it gave us great suggestions for sights (both popular ones and ones that tend to fall under the radar). I would highly recommend it to anyone planning a family vacation.
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Kyle McCarthy is the co-founder of Family Travel Forum and editor of, a community for those who "Have Kids, Still Travel" and want to make their family vacations easier, more fun and better value. As a partner in Family Travel Consulting, she hosts the annual Family Travel Conference for writers and bloggers. As a traveling mom, she makes frequent radio, TV and trade show appearances, consults to travel industry clients on marketing to families, and has served as a Family Travel Expert for Discovery Channel Online, Netscape's Open Directory Project and National Geographic Traveler's Parks Survey Team. In addition to 12 guidebooks for Frommer's, she's written for Conde Nast Traveler, Cosmopolitan, Departures, Wired and others; and in 2004 was awarded the North American Travel Journalists Association's "Top Internet Journalist of the Year." Ms. McCarthy is based in New York City and loves any opportunity to travel with her husband and teen son.
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