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An Explorer's Guide to Virginia Travel BookAn Explorer’s Guide to Virginia (Countryman Press, 2011)

Lush vineyards, exciting cities, deep history, space-age science – VA has lots to offer

“A classy series with encyclopedic coverage.”
–National Geographic Traveler

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An Explorer's Guide to Virginia Travel Book

Fun with the Family Virginia: 8th ed. (Globe Pequot Press, 2010)

Hundreds of Ideas for day trips with the kids

“Bound to lead you and your kids to fun-filled days…that help compose the memories of childhood .“
Family Travel Times

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Fun with the Family Virginia Travel Book

Fun with the Family Virginia: 7th ed. (Globe Pequot Press, 2008)

Hundreds of Ideas for day trips with the kids

From well-known sites to little-known places, families will find plenty to do in Virginia. Discover hiking, swimming, biking, and more in Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge; get wet at a forty-acre water park in Williamsburg; or visit the Virginia State Capitol building–designed by Thomas Jefferson–in Richmond. The whole family will enjoy:

 

  • Exploring Shenandoah National Park
  • Going back in time at Colonial Williamsburg
  • Discovering underwater life at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
  • Swimming, hiking, and searching for fairy stones at Fairy Stone State Park

Review: “Not many travel guides cater to the entire family by combining activities and stops that both parent and child can enjoy. With [this book], Stapen fills this niche. She includes restaurants that satisfy both mature and youthful palates . . . and fun sites to visit: from the educational to the whimsical.”
–The Bloomsbury Review

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Fun with the Family Virginia Travel Book

Fun with the Family Virginia: 6th ed. (Globe Pequot Press, 2006)

Hundreds of Ideas for day trips with the kids

Written by a parent, for parents, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has hundreds of ideas to keep the kids entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend! Fun with the Family™ Virginia leads the way to amusement parks, historical attractions, children’s museums, wildlife habitats, festivals, parks, and much more. The whole family will enjoy:

Creating a circus with puppets and clay animals at Art Venture in Roanoke Valley
Going behind the scenes with an overnight stay at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Feasting on a fried chicken buffet or learning a colonial dance at the Michie Tavern ca. 1784 restaurant and museum
Fishing, hiking, and searching for fairy stones at Fairy Stone State Park

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Fun with the Family Virginia Travel Book

Fun with the Family Virginia: 5th ed. (Globe Pequot Press, 2004)

Hundreds of Ideas for day trips with the kids

This guide to hundreds of family activities in Virginia includes not only well-known sites such as Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, and Monticello, but also the SPCA Petting Zoo, The Tugboat Museum, and Dinosaur Land.

Written by a parent for parents, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has the best things to see and do to keep the kids busy and happy for an hour, a day, or a weekend – a guaranteed antidote to vacation boredom. Take a look inside for up-to-the-minute information on Virginia’s family attractions, detailed maps, quick reference icons, age-appropriate guidelines and kid-friendly restaurants and places to stay.

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Fun with the Family Virginia Travel Book

Fun with the Family Virginia: 4th ed. (Globe Pequot Press, 2002)

Hundreds of Ideas for day trips with the kids

This guide to hundreds of family activities in Virginia includes not only well-known sites such as Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, and Monticello, but also the SPCA Petting Zoo, The Tugboat Museum, and Dinosaur Land.

Written by a parent for parents, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has the best things to see and do to keep the kids busy and happy for an hour, a day, or a weekend – a guaranteed antidote to vacation boredom. Take a look inside for up-to-the-minute information on Virginia’s family attractions, detailed maps, quick reference icons, age-appropriate guidelines and kid-friendly restaurants and places to stay.

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Fun with the Family Virginia Travel Book

Fun with the Family Virginia: 3rd ed. (Globe Pequot Press, 2001)

Hundreds of Ideas for day trips with the kids

Written by a parent, for parents, this opinionated, personal and easy-to-use guide has the best things to see and do to keep the kids busy and happy for an hour, a day, or a weekend – a guaranteed antidote to vacation boredom!

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Fun with the Family Virginia Travel Book

Fun with the Family Virginia: 2nd ed. (Globe Pequot Press, 1998)

Hundreds of Ideas for day trips with the kids

Written by a parent, for parents, this opinionated, personal and easy-to-use guide has the best things to see and do to keep the kids busy and happy for an hour, a day, or a weekend – a guaranteed antidote to vacation boredom!

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National Geographic Guide to Caribbean Family Vacations

National Geographic Guide to Caribbean Family Vacations (February 2003)

 

Includes The Islands and Coastal Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, and Honduras

 

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National Geographic Guide to Caribbean Family VacationsGreat Family Vacations Northeast 3rd ed. (2001)

Family-travel expert Candyce H. Stapen has taken the hassle out of vacation planning with Great Family Vacations Northeast. Inside you’ll find 25 complete vacations loaded with enough activities to keep every member of your family happy for weeks!

Whether you’re looking for museums and historic sites, thrill-a-minute amusement parks, animal attractions, natural wonders and the great outdoors, sporting events, or a healthy dose of all of the above and more, here’s everything you need to make your next family vacation a great family vacation.

This information-packed guide includes: hundreds of exciting things to see and do, valuable family-travel tips, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, personally recommended side trips, important local sources of information, and handy travel directions.

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press (May 2001)
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Great Family Vacations Northeast

Great Family Vacations Northeast 2nd ed. (1999)

 

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press (June 1999)

 

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Great Family Vacations Northeast

Great Family Vacations Northeast 1st ed. (1997)

 

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press (April 1997)

 

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Great Family Vacations SouthGreat Family Vacations South 3rd ed. (2001)

Family-travel expert Candyce H. Stapen has taken the hassle out of vacation planning with Great Family Vacations South. Inside you’ll find 25 complete vacations loaded with enough activities to keep every member of your family happy for weeks!

Whether you’re looking for museums and historic sites, thrill-a-minute amusement parks, animal attractions, natural wonders and the great outdoors, sporting events, or a healthy dose of all of the above and more, here’s everything you need to make your next family vacation a great family vacation.

This information-packed guide includes: hundreds of exciting things to see and do, valuable family-travel tips, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, personally recommended side trips, important local sources of information, and handy travel directions.

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press (April 2001)
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Great Family Vacations SouthGreat Family Vacations South 1st ed. (1997)

Family-travel expert Candyce H. Stapen has taken the hassle out of vacation planning with this guide. Inside you’ll find 25 complete vacations loaded with enough activities to keep every member of your family happy for weeks!

Whether you’re looking for museums and historic sites, thrill-a-minute amusement parks, animal attractions, natural wonders and the great outdoors, sporting events, or a healthy dose of all the above and more, here’s everything you need to make your next family vacation a great family vacation.

Find at least one trip in each of these states Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press (April 1997)
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