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I got the book (re: KIDS LOVE MARYLAND) and read almost the whole thing in one night! Where have you been all my life and why didn't I know about you sooner? I loved the book. I already have several field trip ideas floating around in my head for the summer. Toni
I grabbed your book at Barnes and Noble last week, Kids Love Ohio and was blown away by its set-up and how comprehensive it is! - Heidi
Kids DO Love Tennessee - My friends were moving to Tennessee, due to a change in job location. This book made an awesome going-away gift. Since they didn't have family or friends in the area, they were able view all the fun places to visit with their two children. - M Thiebolt
Great for All Families - Kids Love Florida - This is a very useful and informative tool for any family visiting or living in Florida. My daughter will get many ideas for "field trips" with her children and with other home-school moms. It's not just all Disney there. And these ideas are practical as well as places of education and fun. – M. Adams
A FUN ROAD TRIP with a Toddler on I-75 - Last week my family drove to Tennessee for vacation so we grabbed our Kids Love Travel I-75 book and hit the road! We have a toddler so our main concern with a long drive is for him to get out and stretch his legs and play for a bit. We used the book to find a fast food place that had a play land. The book was great because we could look at our drive in 20 mile increments and decide where we wanted to stop and plan ahead! It worked great and I highly recommend using this book for your travels with kids of any age! - K Artrip
Kids Really Do Love Ohio - Very informative if you have children/grandchildren who like to go on little day trips. ultimately you are adding history and geography without them suspecting anything.loads of places to see and go for every kind of enthusiast. also, it's year round for those dreary "i'm bored,there's nothing to do" days. i recommend this as a helpful guide to see what's in our own backyard without spending a lot, or only minimal expense.
Great for All Families - I purchased this book after checking it out at the library. Living in Central Kentucky with two young boys, I expect that this book will be a resource that we'll use for years to come. I especially like having someone else's opinion on the "kid friendliness" of a place and knowing ahead of time specifically what they have to offer. – S. Gaddis
Great Books!! - Love this book series. The authors give great ideas and all the info you need in one book. S. Tittle
A very good book for family travel in Pennsylvania - I bought both this book and "Fun With the Family in Pennsylvania", and I liked this one more. I think "Fun with Family" book pays too much attention to historical places and facts. My girls (3 and 6) are not much interested in that stuff; we usually prefer outdoor attractions, nature wonders and factory tours to museums, historical places and houses. "Kids Love PA" book also has an online update and provides more URLs for places of interest.
A Good Time For All - This is an outstanding book that offers a good time for kids and parents alike. It is full of informative ideas and gives all of the information necessary to make informed decisions on where to go with you little darlings. – J. Marti
Great Resource - This book provide a wealth of information and ideas when looking for things to do with your kids in Ohio. - K. Culpepper
THANKS! - Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with us. I purchased "Kids Love Ohio" when our son was 1yr old. He's six now, and in the past 3yrs we have visited about 50% of the places in Ohio, our home state, as well as North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Our next quest is Indiana. Hopefully, you'll head West soon, so we don't have to go it alone! A couple of years ago, I decided that your "Kids Love Ohio" book would be a wonderful and unique gift to give families expecting a child. It's always one of their favorite and most lasting gifts. Last year, I gave one to my son's teacher at the end of the school year as a "thank you". She was thrilled and spent the entire summer break exploring with her own children. Priceless...
Great book!!! - Gave this book to my boys ages 16 and 12 to pick our next trip and it was great. – Lynne
Wonderful Book for Traveling Families - This book is a must have for traveling families. The series has books for different states. The information is well organized. You can look up your area and see what there is to see and do for a family. This is a great resource. We have used it to look for attractions nearby and far. We are planning on visiting many of the attractions listed in the book.
Great Travel Ideas - I bought this book to find Michigan travel ideas. Although I live in Michigan, it was a great book to find places to visit on a weekend, especially during summer school break. I highly recommend this book for great ideas for things to keep the kids busy.
Wish this book was out when My KIDS were little! This is a wonderful book. Last year I bought several of them for gifts and the people that received them had a wonderful time with their kids all year from going to so many of the places listed in the book. It is nice to know the times the places are open too. I recommend this book to everyone whether you have children or not. I have my own copy and my children are grown and live away from me. This is definitely a 5 Star book!
I wanted to tell you how helpful all your books have been to my family of 6. I rarely find books that cater to families with kids. I have your Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Pennsylvania books. I don't want to miss any of the new books that come out. Living in the Midwest we want to visit areas close by and your books have been very valuable. Keep up the great ideas. The books are fantastic. I have shown them to tons of my friends. They love them, too. - HM
Hello, Hi I just wanted to thank you sooooo much for these books that you write. Funny, I picked up the North Carolina edition just to know what was here because we had just moved here and we were completely lost, From growing up in NY to living in Orlando FL. for 2 years to moving here, it seemed like there was nothing to do,...But with your book it helped me realize if we seek we shall find ! I live in Statesville NC and I have so much here from covered bridge to fort Dobbs historic sight ! We have claimed up stone mountain and took the trolley ride in Asheville. ..Our last trip was to hawks nest, to snow tube. We love Pioneer life and found Murray's Mill , and the covered bridge to be a fantastic history lesson for the children ! We also have visited the Greensboro Children's Museum and the kids had a blast, Lazy 5 Ranch, the horse and wagon ride and loved seeing the animals up close. Love Valley was one of my favorite, and my children had a blast with the horses lines up along the street! Lake Norman state Park was very relaxing. and the kids got to explore all the different trees that grow here in NC, Lastly we went to Hiddenite ( Emerald Hollow Mine in Statesville) Where we found a small piece of Emerald !!! It is about the size of my pointer nail, but it's was exciting to find all these beautiful looking rocks ! I keep them displayed on my living room table ! I wanted to thank you personally for helping me realize that, there is always things to do as long as your willing to get out there and do them ! -The Nardelli family<
Hello, I am writing you because last year was our first family vacation. My husband and I have three kids ages 9, 4, 2. My husband wanted to go to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Paradise, MI. I hate to say, it wasn't something I wanted to do, but I bought your book Kids Love Michigan and I found lots of cool stuff for the kids and I to do on the way! We went to Mackinaw City, to the Soo locks, and to my favorite... The Mystery Spot. We all had a blast! Your book helped me with my planning so much that when we decided to go to Indiana this year the first thing I picked up was "Kids love Indiana". I have a lot of fun and memorable things planned for this year. Thank you so much for all of the time you spent on these books, they are a great help. Hoping you have a great summer as we will! - Christina F.
I wanted to write to you to thank you for writing "Kids Love Ohio". In April, my husband had a training class in Cincinnati for work. My 4 year old son and I decided to go along. Because of your book, we went to the Cincinnati Children's Museum and the Cincinnati Zoo. I was very RELAXED taking my son alone because of the directions you included in the book. I know that if I didn't have your book, I probably would not have gone or would have been more apprehensive. THANK YOU! Our mini-vacation to Cincinnati was wonderful and we plan to go back. Thank you again for all of your hard work, I have also bought "Kids Love Pennsylvania" and plan on buying "Kids Love Michigan" - Sharon M<.
I bought the Ohio and Indiana books yesterday and what a blessing these are for us!!! We love taking our grandsons on Grammie & Papaw trips thru the year and these books are making it soooo much easier to plan. The info is complete and full of ideas. Even the layout of the book is easy to follow...I just wanted to thank you for all your work in developing these books for us...My next one is "Kids Love Michigan". Again thanks! - Grammie Karen
I have purchased your book. My grandchildren and I have gone to many of the places listed in your book. They mark them off as we visit them. We are looking forward to seeing many more. It is their favorite thing to look at book when they come over and find new places to explore. Thank you for publishing this book! - BA Robinson<
If you wish to travel the world, eat at the finest restaurants, and stay at five-star hotels, you want Fodor's travel guides. If you desire to travel in certain states with your family and do fun things for as little money as possible, then you need the Zavatsky family's "Kids Love" books. We first met Michele Zavatsky when she gave workshops on how to do Ohio History, a requirement for homeschoolers in Ohio, at the Ohio Home Educators Conferences in Columbus, OH, which we attended for several years when we lived in Dayton, OH. She is an interesting and fun speaker. The Zavatskys are a family who like to travel, so Michele and her husband, and in fact their whole family, began a family business, Kids Love Publications, which puts together travel guides for various states listing family-friendly activities and places which are both fun and educational. Since we have done a lot of traveling in certain states, we purchased their guides for Ohio (which we used extensively when we lived there), Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and perhaps some others. We recently moved to Illinois, so we just got their one for Illinois. They also have books for Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. I just love to read through them to see all the kinds of activities which are available, and it always makes me drool. "So many places to see, so little time!" Each state is divided into geographical regions, and the Zavatskys list their favorites for each region. As they note, various changes do occur, so the reader is encouraged to check the place's website or call ahead, but all the information need to make the contact is provided. Also, their own website, www.kidslovetravel.com , has a lot of interesting information and other related materials available. We dearly love these books and have found them very beneficial.- Wayne S. Walker
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