The kids are still asking me what we're doing for vacation this year. It seems they're sure that somehow I'm just going to pull money off a tree and we'll just take off. I'm thinking we may go camping or something but that's about as far as it goes. We haven't been in a while so that would be fun anyway.
For those of you who can afford a vacation I found some interesting ways to cut costs but not necessarily the fun. Family vacation budgeting doesn't have to be boring. It can even be a family project. If you have a safe search function, kids can look online for coupons and internet deals for things to do and see in the area you plan to visit. The main thing is to be sure to plan well. Decide what you can spend even if you just break it down by the day and then decide what to do with what you can spend.
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