How to Plan a Family Trip
That W'ont Break the Bank
Traveling as a family has often been seen as a luxury. While being able to travel is definitely a blessing the myth that you have to be rich to travel as a family is false. Will you have to make some sacrifices? Most likely! Will you have to get creative and be flexible? Yes, but it’s possible. Here are 6 tips to plan an affordable family vacation.
1. Don't set your heart on a specific destination 2. Consider flying into a neighboring country 3. Fly a budget airline
How to Find Cheap Flights
Using Credit Cards and Miles to Cover Flight Costs
We used the sign-up bonus from our Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card to pay for our flights to Thailand. This completely eliminating that cost so we only had to worry about our time there. For more information on using credit card sign-up bonuses and frequent flier miles check out this post I wrote.
How to Save Money on Accommodations When Traveling
Ditch a traditional hotel and opt for a vacation home or Airbnb. Why? For starters your kids will have more space to play and be out of your hair while you guys are relaxing in the morning or late evening. Budget wise it can be a huge cost savings on many fronts. Through my travels I have found Airbnb’s to be significantly cheaper than hotels.
How to Cut Costs on Dining Out When Traveling
Another benefit of renting an Airbnb or vacation home is there is usually a kitchen and cooking supplies. You can save money on food by purchasing groceries your first day and making breakfast every morning. In addition to saving money I find this makes it easier to get out the house and start your day.
How to Save Money on Attractions
Research to see if the city you are visiting has a multiple attraction pass. When we visited Chicago I bought the Go Chicago Card which granted us unlimited access to multiple Chicago Attractions for one price and it definitely saved us a ton of money.
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