Filed under: family travel, featuredarticle
Budget Tips for Family Travel
Traveling with children can be expensive. Theme parks, souvenirs, meals – it all adds up. Here are a few tips on saving money while traveling with the family.
Plan Ahead of Time
- Contact the local Tourism Bureau to send you information and potential coupons. This way you can plan your trip and your budget!
- Check the internet for deals. Sites that I love are Kayak .com and Travelzoo, but also check hotel and attractions’ Facebook or Twitter pages for advertised deals.
- Next time there is a great deal at the grocery store, stock up on bulk items that you can eat during long car/plane rides so you don’t have to stop at a fast food restaurant.
Think Beyond Traditional Hotels
- If your family is the outdoorsy type, consider camping. While camping isn’t always free, it’s much cheaper than a hotel room! If you are driving to your destination, check a map and find campsites along the way. If there is camping near your destination, even better!
- If your family is not into camping, consider a hotel suite or an extended stay hotel with a kitchen. Buy food at a local grocery store and cook your own meals.
Buy Annual Passes/Memberships
- Theme Parks – If you would love to visit Disney World/Land more often, but don’t want to pay the admission fee each time, get an annual pass. Some places, such as Six Flags, will oc occasionally cassinoally offer a “Buy 1 Day, Get the Year Free” pass, which is an amazing deal!
- National Parks Pass – For just $80 a year, you get admission to all the National Parks in the United States, which regularly cost around $15-20 per day.
- Museum Memberships – Find a museum that your family/children love and get a membership! It supports the museum and saves you money!
Photo Credit: Yatmandu on Flickr
Tags: family travel, featuredarticle