So many people talk about traveling the world. What really surprises me is the number of people that haven’t even seen everything our own country has to offer! I’m lucky to have made it to over 40 of the 50 states, and want our sons to be able to say the same. This is why I was excited to get a review copy of 100 Things to do in America Before You Die, by Bill Clevlen. The book is truly a fun guide to understanding the complex fabric of the United States and the people that call it home.
The great thing is that it’s not simply a listing of places to visit but more a catalogue of uniquely American experiences. From sipping on southern sweet tea to standing where the Wright Brothers tested their first “flying machine”, each experience makes up an important piece of our American story. It’s an enlightening mix of history, entertainment, art, food, sports, and even places to cross off your “selfie” bucket list.
What happened to the days of loading up the kids in the station wagon after school let out for the year? Hitting the road, and heading off on a family vacation? From the Largest Ball of String (Cawker City, Kansas) to the National Museum of Roller Skating (Lincoln, Nebraska), there was something exciting for everyone to see. (Of course, the term “exciting” is subject to opinion.) 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die was written to inspire road trips across the country. Mountains, museums, fried chicken, small towns, and yes, even the world’s tallest mailbox—they are all out there waiting for you to visit them with your kids!
It’s now the beginning of June, and that final school bell has rung for most kids. Why not get packed and set out on an adventure they’ll never forget? I’m willing to bet that you have some of these great attractions right in your own backyard!
Don’t know where to begin?
You can start by winning my copy of 100 Things to do in America Before You Die. That’s right! At the end of the month I’ll be sending one of you my copy of the book! That way you can plan your own family vacation!
How do you enter?
- Check out the Fathers of Multiples Facebook page, and recommend it to a friend or family member!
- Like our Facebook page!
- Comment below and tell us one thing that YOU want to do or see with your kids or grandkids in America before you die!
100 Things to Do in America Before You Die is a must when planning your Summer vacation!
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Bill Clevlen is a broadcaster and national travel writer based in St. Louis, Missouri. He hosts a weekly radio show and podcast called Bill On The Road that features road trip ideas. While not on the road searching for positive stories, you can likely find him somewhere in St. Louis eating thin crust pizza or playing pickleball. (Yes, pickleball.) For more travel stories and videos, visit Bill’s website.
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