Kids Love Kentucky: A Parent's Guide to Exploring Fun Places in Kentucky with Children. . . Year Round!

Kids Love Kentucky: A Parent's Guide to Exploring Fun Places in Kentucky with Children. . . Year Round!

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by George Zavatsky, Michele Zavatsky
     
 

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It's time to make those annual momentous decisions - where to spend spring and summer vacation? Your family time is valuable. Regardless of what's going on around you, don't give up on this year's vacation plans. Just simplify your trips by going to a few of the hundreds of sites that surround you. But how can you decide which places are "kid-friendly" and a good…  See more details below

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It's time to make those annual momentous decisions - where to spend spring and summer vacation? Your family time is valuable. Regardless of what's going on around you, don't give up on this year's vacation plans. Just simplify your trips by going to a few of the hundreds of sites that surround you. But how can you decide which places are "kid-friendly" and a good value? Well, the authors of a best-selling travel guide series know. After 1000 hours researching and writing KIDS LOVE KENTUCKY, 2nd Edition, parents George & Michele Zavatsky's experiences can help. "Many families still take vacations, but shorter and closer to home" says author George Zavatsky. His wife and co-author adds "The problem is choosing little clusters of sites that will entertain and engage your children."

They both conclude:
"Entertaining children really shouldn't be so hard...that's why we researched and updated this book." After the tremendous success of their best-selling travel books, the couple spent a year taking children on excursions to all of the most unique places in Kentucky. The updated KIDS LOVE KENTUCKY guidebook has many enhancements making it very user-friendly. There are more detailed regional maps, new and enhanced descriptions, and more listings with domain websites. All the listings have been kid-tested and the new descriptions include great hints on what kids (ages 2-15) like best! Going to an area of Kentucky you're not familiar with? Just go to the "Favorites" listing by region (5 geographical zones) and you can't go wrong. Now too, the publisher's website posts quarterly updates of major changes to the book. This keeps the book current for several years after publication. The publishers goal is to keep the books inexpensive and easy to use over and over again. In Kentucky, kids can discover places from Boone to Burgoo, from Caves to Corvettes, and from Lincoln to Lands of Horses. It'll tell you how Appalachian and Pioneer folks lived and even how to pow-wow with Native Americans. You'll know where to go to stand side-by-side a Braille printer (and even get to try your hand at it), steer a boat, blow the whistle of a train or learn the secrets of yummy filled chocolates. Another weekend you' ll have all the travel details you need to go behind the scenes of car assembly or learn the secrets to perfect pottery and woven linens (secret: it takes loads of practice!). Of course, there's plenty of details on nationally known sites like skipping stones in creeks near Abe Lincoln's Boyhood Homes or purchasing a raccoon "Boone" cap while pretending to protect your family and keep peace with the Natives. There's lots of kid-friendly info on famous caves (even one you take a boat ride through!), singing a tune at My Old Kentucky Home and gazing at beautiful horses. Getting back to nature is easy when you stay overnight in a wigwam, get inches away from a real shark, pet wallabies and kangaroos, see a prehistoric alligator turtle, hear the roar of humungous cascading falls, stroll through a bird paradise, or walk across a Natural Bridge. If you're hungry, KIDS LOVE KENTUCKY knows where to be a candy taste-tester, dine on "hot browns" & burgoo, or tell you how to eat your way through apple, barbeque, chicken, sorghum, and pumpkin festivals. Nearby many historical sites are unusual theme restaurants including a real log cabin and a stagecoach stop. When you're full, take a relaxing train, boat or bike ride along well-planned paths past pieces of history. The book provides all the details a family needs to know (i.e. maps, descriptions, phone numbers, websites, prices) to save lots of time. It's a wonderful resource to make short vacation plans or get to know your hometown better. Best of all, if you have a limited budget, don't worry - the book has found lots of places to visit for little or no charge!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972685436
Publisher:
Kids Love Publications
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.53(d)

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