Travel the USA for Free! (10 Days in the USA Giveaway)

Oct 28, 2011 45 Comments by

Did you know that on November 11th-13th over 100 National Parks will offer free admission? What a fun thing to do on your Veteran’s Day weekend. Of course, it’s not just fun either, it is a natural field trip. What will you learn about? Geology? Geography? Zoology? Botany? History?
Ben with the 5 different 10 Days Games

We are probably all in agreement that the best way to learn USA geography is to experience it, but there are very few families that will actually be able to immerse themselves in visiting all the states. The next best way? 10 Days in the USA!
Reviews of 10 Days in the USA

3 years of playing … still popular!
Dianna from East Texas
A Wonderful way to learn Geography!
Lisa Guy from Kalispell, MT
Our favorite geography game
Andrea Jones from Howard, OH
We are ALL learning with this game!!
Elizabeth Joyce from Winslow, ME
Kids learn without even realizing it!
Jennifer Schneider from Rhinelander, WI
I highly value these games in our home!
Angie W. from Bend, Oregon
Read the whole reviews and many more here!

How to Play 10 Days

In each game, the goal is to create a 10-day journey through the selected country or continent via foot, car, plane, or railroad…┬áThe game is easy to learn, so most children will catch on within a couple of minutes. But the strategy involved compels players to take their time and study the board, trying to make sense of the itinerary they drew. Adding to the need for thoughtful contemplation is the rule that there is no opportunity to rearrange tiles once you’ve put them on your rack. Your only option is to discard a card and hope to draw a more appropriate card. Read more here, or download a PDF of the rules here.

Or watch the publisher’s how to play video:

Enter the Drawing
You can enter one of two ways. Option one is simple, just leave a comment in the white box at the very bottom of this post (below the Facebook comments) answering this mandatory question: Which National Park will you visit on the free days? Or which would be your dream family trip?Or, if you prefer, you can enter using the PunchTab Widget. The advantage to PunchTab is that you will be able to accumulate multiple entries, but if it doesn’t work for you please don’t despair; leaving a comment will enter you just as surely, and it only takes one entry to win! 1 winner will be drawn Monday, October 31st at noon PST and must have a USA shipping address to qualify. You’ll have 48 hours to claim your prize! (Fine print about Timberdoodle Drawings can be found here.)

The Winner Is
Beth Blanchard is the winner of 10 Days in the USA. She says that, “Yellowstone, Acadia and the Grand Canyon are top of my list. We live right outside the Great Smokey National Park and visit there as often as we can.” Congratulations Beth!

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The oldest of the "Timberdoodle children" I now work full time for the company, filling such roles as marketing manager, curriculum adviser, video producer, etc. In my spare time I enjoy reading, babysitting, baking, and volunteering with our local school district, in the church and as an EMT with the fire department.

45 Responses to “Travel the USA for Free! (10 Days in the USA Giveaway)”

  1. Laura says:

    we would love to travel. We plan on going to the Gulf Island National Seashore in Gulf Breeze Florida

  2. Diane says:

    Grand Canyon or Yosemite…have done lots of east coast and some west coast but not much in the middle of the country.

  3. Lia Chance says:

    We soooo wanna go to Yellowstone! Probably never going to happen though

  4. Anna H. says:

    My dream trip to a Nat’l Park would be to Acadia in Maine! A little far to drive for the upcoming Veterans Day weekend, but maybe one day.

  5. Shari Vogenauer says:

    We would LOVE to see the Grand Canyon!!

  6. Denice says:

    Since we just moved to WI, I think we’ll go to the Apostle Islands! I’ve always been curious about them (who wouldn’t be, with a name like that!?), and now we live not too far from them!

  7. Kirsten says:

    Well, since Mt. Rainier National Park is nearby, that’s the most realistic:). But if I had my choice (not to mention the $$), I’d put in a vote for taking a tour of the nat’l parks via RV over the course of at least a year:D.

  8. Christina says:

    Someday we’ll make it to the East Coast and see all of the historical sites & museums. That’s been a dream of mine since I was a little kid!

  9. April says:

    We dream of planning a trip through Yellowstone. I grew up near there but haven’t been able to take the kids.

  10. Name says:

    My family hopes to see Mt Rushmore in the future. We were able to enjoy Yellowstone this past July.

  11. Name says:

    I didn’t know the National PArks did that. I think it would be amazing to tour them all. :-) But one I would love to see would be Glacier National Park.

  12. Jodi says:

    We planned on going to Mt Rushmore this last summer but never made it there. We will go someday. its just not in the budget to go now. My dream vacation would be to Yossemite! We plan to go there too when the kids get older. my husband has been there once and loved it!

  13. Stephanie Rowlands says:

    I really want one more visit to Little Talbot Island. We spent the summer there exploring it’s flora and fauna.

  14. Angie Sutliff says:

    Yellowstone would be a dream vacation for us. Maybe someday…

  15. Serena says:

    Muir Woods National Monument is our closest ‘National’, but Yosemite is the next closest, and that would be so fun to go to!

  16. Christina Fischer says:

    Kenai Fjord National Park would be our dream park vacation!

  17. Lisa Guy says:

    We will go to Glacier National Park, but would love to take the kids to Yosemite

  18. Pamela Lesner says:

    I would love to take the family back east to see all the historical landmarks at the national parks near D.C. for sure but also would love to see the Grand canyon…….hmmmm … someday maybe!

  19. Jill says:

    Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon!

  20. Allene says:

    Would love to see Acadia in Maine but my favorite would be to take my children to Glacier Nat. Park.

  21. Betsy McCaskey says:

    I can’t pick only one! I would love, love LOVE to be able to take my daughter and husband to see God’s awesome creations at Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon! Also, taking Amtrak’s “Empire Builder” along Louis and Clark’s route to the West Coast would be totally AMAZING!!!

  22. Sally says:

    Yellowstone would be my choice.

  23. Cindy says:

    Our dream trip is Yellowstone, but we might have to go to Yosemite.

  24. Michelle says:

    We would love to go to Yellowstone.

  25. Megan says:

    We don’t have any close enough to visit on the free day, but our dream would be Grand Canyon

  26. Lynne Stoner says:

    Would love to go to Yosemite and Grand Canyon. Hve not been there since we have had children. May yet happen!?

  27. Penny says:

    We would love to go to Yellowstone!

  28. Shirley says:

    Mount Rushmore for us

  29. Janine says:

    We’d love to take a month and go visit Alaska as a family.

  30. JennG not in Italy says:

    Grand Canyon NP would be our family dream vacation!

  31. melissa moran says:

    Grand Canyon or Yosemite :)

  32. Janine says:

    I meant to add, but accidentally left it out (!!) that Denali National Park would be the number one stop, but there are so many other awesome parks there that it’s hard to choose just one!

  33. Jennifer Cardoza says:

    We would love to go to Yellowstone! Don’t think we will be able to make it that weekend though.

  34. Jana says:

    I know it’s not a national park, but I would love to take a family vacation to Washington, DC.

  35. Margo Lewis says:

    The Grand Canyon would be great – despite my fear of heights :)

  36. Holly says:

    We would love to someday visit Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park!

  37. Sunny says:

    We would love to go to the Grand Canyon….and of course, Disney World. :)

  38. Keri says:

    We saw Mt. Rushmore and Arches National Park this past summer and would like to someday see the Grand Canyon.

  39. Melinda says:

    Would love to go to Yellowstone.

  40. Larra says:

    We would love to take our four children to the Grand Canyon!

  41. Melissa says:

    We would love to go to Mt Rushmore. Yellowstone is a lot closer to home though!

  42. Heather Cook says:

    Would love to go see Yosemite!!

  43. Mathew Cook says:

    I would like to go to Yellowstone :)

  44. Freeda Moore says:

    We’re a dreaming family! With a VERY tight budget we still dream of seeing Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone and of course the Grand Canyon!

  45. Rachel says:

    We would love to visit either Denali National Park in Alaska OR Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado! :)

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