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Research Your Destination

Hooray!  You’ve decided where you’re going on your affordable family trip.  Now the fun begins.  Researching your destination has multiple benefits, not the least of which is giving you more time to think about your trip.  A really interesting study in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life found that vacationers were happier than […]

Choose Wisely When Deciding When and Where to Travel

When you’re planning a trip, choosing when and where to travel are the most important decisions you’ll make.  They will determine every future decision about the trip.  No pressure! Sometimes the decision is easy.  Several years ago, when we took the kids to Disney World and Disneyland, we didn’t really have to make the choice.  […]

The Pillars of Affordable Family Travel

If you want to travel affordably, the more tools you have in your toolbox the better.  Here are my 10 pillars of affordable family travel.  Give each one their appropriate attention, and you’re almost guaranteed a great, reasonably priced trip.  We’ll explore each of them in upcoming posts, but let’s do a quick overview now. […]