Virtual Road Trip Tour Guide for Washington, D.C. Needed on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect – YOU Should Apply!

Nickelodeon ParentsConnect – the fabulous website for parents – is gearing up for a Virtual Road Trip in June.  And they’re looking for a virtual tour guide to tell the country why Washington, D.C. rocks!

I think the readers of A Parent in Silver Spring are the best candidates for the job.

You guys are always sending me great recommendations to feature on APISS, like where your kid had a blast of a birthday party (Jodi), where you and your child tried to drink a massive milkshake (Rosa), where to find  family fun with a boisterous boy on the weekend (Becky & Patti), which classes in the area are best for artistic girls (Tammy) … the list goes on.

You could be featured as the host of the day when the Virtual Road Trip cruises through D.C. (Pssst – if you have a local blog, this would be very cool coverage for your website if you were chosen.)

Interested?  Here’s how you apply:

Send an email to including:

  • Your city of residence (Washington, D.C.  or nearby ‘burb)
  • A photo of yourself out and about in your city (jpeg format; 2 MB max file size)
  • Your name (first & last) and member name
  • Your kids’ first names and ages
  • A brief description of your two favorite places to go in your city—one that’s great with the kids and one that’s great without them.
  • A short paragraph (150-250 words) on why you would make a great Virtual Host for your city.

Entries will be judged on your knowledge of your city, your enthusiasm for being a Virtual Tour Guide, and the creativity and originality of your entry. Entries will only be accepted until May 20, 2010. Read Official Contest Rules. (Thank goodness I’m not a judge – I’d choose you all!)

Here are all the cities on the road trip – send this to your parent friends in other cities to apply too:

Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Cleveland, OH
Denver, CO
Houston, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis, MN
Nashville, TN
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Portland, OR
Salt Lake City, UT
San Diego, CA
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO
Washington, DC

Oh, and ParentsConnect also is giving away custom fine jewelry, Laura Merkin handbag (I have one and it totally saved my me through a turning-a-year-older self-esteem crash) and more awesome on their Awesome Moms Sweepstakes. Enter before May 31.

Disclosure: I am a part-time employee of Nickelodeon. I was not asked to write about these contests on my personal website, I just wanted to do so. I will not receive any compensation for hooting and hollering about these fun promos here.  And my own Laura Merkin bag was a gift…from my dad.


  1. Rosa Carroll says

    I am still full of that milk shake a week later!

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