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13 Lists On How To Look For A Family Getaway On A Budget

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March 16, 2015

We are not rich, but our family was able to travel on a budget. I heard a lot of bashing online every time there is a blog about where to take our children. Some people have been wondering if it is indeed possible to travel even with a tight budget. Yes, it is! In my family, only my husband work and we live in a median income based on the Upstate New York standard. Did we have any debts due to our travels? No, we didn’t!

I believe, that when we travel with our children, we are teaching them how to appreciate and value what they have in their lives by seeing how the other children live. And we are giving them life’s lessons that no one can ever take away from them just like the saying that goes.

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience.” -Francis Bacon, Sr.

The Following Listed Below Are The 13 Lists On How To Look For A Family Getaway On A Budget. 

1.   Staying in a hotel can be costly. However, some places offer other choices like cabins, RV or tent in the campground. Having your tent set-up for camping style is way cheaper!

2.  I look for deals online. There are lots and lots of them! I try to sign up for a newsletter from the places I’ve been keeping an eye on. In that way, I will receive an email every time they have promotions.

3.  When you spotted a discounted admission ticket for a destination, which is just an hour or two away from your place, grab it! You don’t have to spend on accommodation on your travel. It can be a family day getaway!

4.  If you’re lucky to live in the border region of your country, it means it’s accessible to hop on the other side. So do it! You’re saving money for the plane ticket, and all you have to do is drive and buy gas.

5. I usually, book the plane tickets and a hotel room in advance when we travel to other countries. In this way, I can find great airfare promotions with an excellent flight itinerary.

6.  Booking a plane ticket for the family a year in advance is a great thing to do. In that way, you already paid it before your trip, and all you have to worry about is your daily expenses.

7. If you have children with you, I suggest booking your hotel reservation in advance so that you don’t have to worry about your family safety. Plus it’s too risky especially if you have children with you.

8.  A credit card that doesn’t charge an international fee and trusts me you all thank me later. When you do this, it can save you a lot in the long run by not paying extra for any purchases and withdrawal you do outside of the country.

9.  Try to ask your family, relatives, and friends in the area if you can stay with them during your visit. And by doing this, you will learn more about the culture and their way of life.

10.  Try to look for your daily expenses and budget it can help you gather the amount you need.

11. Research in advance for places where locals regularly eat and look for a restaurant that you are interested in trying during your visit. And by doing this, you will be able to taste the authentic food and gain more knowledge of how they eat and their delicacies.

12.  By finding great deals online, you can find a great deal from budget accommodation to a luxury hotel.

13.  Save for your trip!

There are always good deals, and all we have to do is find them. You have to know where to look for them and do a lot of research before making decisions for your next trip! 15 Best Affordable Family vacation. please don’t forget to leave a comment below and read the following article Day Trip in Rock N ‘Roll Hall Of Fame

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  1. Reply

    Jenevie N Fiskerud

    March 16, 2015

    Keep it up and coming April your doing a great job over here!
    God bless!

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      April

      March 16, 2015

      Thank you Jen, working on it! Glad to have work in my own time and will be able to help the community!

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    Victoria Prieto Perez

    March 16, 2015

    You will be doing great help on travelers to have less expenses in traveling/budgeting as how we do it in our family. We are not rich but we can travel without spending so much money. Yes! to you April, make your day always a great and blessed one.

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      April

      March 17, 2015

      thank you!

  3. Reply

    April

    January 21, 2019

    Hello Andres, sorry for the late response I’ll be writing here more often soon… I’m glad you find this one very helpful! Thank you so much

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    Miriam Bridges

    January 21, 2019

    This is awesome!

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      April

      January 21, 2019

      Thank You

  5. Reply

    April

    January 21, 2019

    thank you

  6. Reply

    April

    January 21, 2019

    thank you

  7. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    thank you

  8. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    thank you

  9. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    thank you

  10. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    thank you please check some of the other articles!

  11. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    Hello Maisha, thanks for reading and more article to be uploaded soon

  12. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    Hi, I’m glad you find it helpful! Thank you.

  13. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    Hi Ariel, thanks for reading and I appreciate your time…

  14. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    Thank you for your time reading the article!

  15. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    Hi Nikia, hope it helps you prepare for travel and thank you!

  16. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    thank you! 🙂

  17. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    thanks so much 🙂

  18. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    Hi Marni, hope this helps your travel and thanks so much!

  19. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    thank you Austin!

  20. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    Hi Bill, thank you so much hope this helps!

  21. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    thank you 🙂

  22. Reply

    April

    January 22, 2019

    thank you! 🙂

  23. Reply

    Chocoviv

    July 7, 2019

    Great tips!

  24. Reply

    Nonette

    July 7, 2019

    What a great compilation of info. Love your passion and a great job!!! Keep it up!

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      April

      July 8, 2019

      Thanks, Nonette, I appreciate your support! Thanks for your vision without you I could have hidden this post forever 🙂

  25. Reply

    The Virginia Nymph

    July 8, 2019

    Day trips are a great idea and I absolutely love discount sites like Groupon, Living Social and TravelZoo!

    You really know your stuff little lady. ^_^

  26. Reply

    TJ

    July 10, 2019

    As always, i find this very helpful! Booking a trip a year in advance will really cut costs…great read April

  27. Reply

    Denise Gardiner

    July 13, 2019

    Great tips for traveling and finding good deals! So nice to plan and pay in advance. Thank you for sharing!

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      April

      July 14, 2019

      You’re very welcome!

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    TIffany

    July 16, 2019

    Thanks for all these great ideas. They make sense. I will defintely be putting them into practice.
    4youiwill.blog

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    Britt

    September 14, 2019

    We love the fact that camping allows us to get out and travel far more often. It’s costly at first, as you have to purchase all the necessary supplies, but once you own all the basics it’s definitely a cost effective holiday!

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      April

      September 15, 2019

      I agree with you Britt! I love camping since were younger.

  30. Reply

    Ciara

    November 11, 2019

    Such a great post full of great tips for families!

  31. Reply

    Elizabeth

    November 11, 2019

    All good reminders! I agree with you that day trips are great. There is so much to do and see within a day’s drive of our homes. Being a tourist in your own city can be just as fun as going away!

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      April

      November 11, 2019

      Thank you, Elizabeth!

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    The Holidaymaker

    November 11, 2019

    These are great tips family or solo – as travellers we always like to save money, as it means more opportunities to travel more! Keep making that opportunity available to you and your family. You are creating invaluable memories and learning.

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      April

      November 14, 2019

      Thank you!

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    Anna Intrepid Scout

    November 11, 2019

    All awesome tips and great reminders! I think that sometimes we forget that adventure could be just next door!

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      April

      November 14, 2019

      True! Adventure doesn’t mean to go far…

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    April

    November 12, 2019

    Every one of these are great tips for traveling with kiddos or family. Especially the first, try camping, it really does save so much money, and how we tend to travel. By the way, I had no idea about international charges on cards, I must check into this!

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      April

      November 14, 2019

      Thanks, April, yes, try to check the cards it helps you a lot!

  35. Reply

    Dillon

    November 12, 2019

    Very insightful article. Looking forward to your future posts!

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      April

      November 14, 2019

      Thank you.

  36. Reply

    Smita

    November 12, 2019

    Booking flights and hotels as far in advance as possible helps us find good deals too – great ideas all around.

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      April

      November 14, 2019

      Yes, to booking early on. Thanks

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    Brianna

    November 12, 2019

    We love finding ways to save money while traveling! We love to try to get free accommodation as much as possible, and these are some great additional tips!

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      April

      November 14, 2019

      I’m glad you find something new on this post-Brianna.

  38. Reply

    Sheila

    November 12, 2019

    Vacations are not cheap and learning that one can do them on a budget is so very important these days. I believe everyone can vacation on “their” level with some great tips like these.

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      April

      November 14, 2019

      I agree with you Sheila.

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    WanderlustBeautyDreams

    November 12, 2019

    Such great tips for family getaways. it can be overwhelming but being organized is key for trips like this and making a list is very crucial.

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      April

      November 14, 2019

      Yes to being organized.

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    Josy A

    November 12, 2019

    It’s so strange when people try to pull bloggers down and shame them for trying to have fun with their family! You always do a great job of showing off budget options, so please don’t listen to bitchy comments!

    p.s. I especially agree with travelling close to home. It still counts as travel and family day trips are always a blast! 😉

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      April

      November 14, 2019

      Thanks, Josy! Family day trips are always fun too!

  41. Reply

    Tania Muthusamy

    November 12, 2019

    Lots of great ideas for families travelling on a budget here. I also agree that giving kids the opportunity to travel is a great life lesson that they can’t learn in the classroom.

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      April

      November 14, 2019

      Yes, to that Tania. Life lessons.

  42. Reply

    Nitin Singhal

    November 13, 2019

    These are nice tips to save money. Booking flight tickets and hotels reservation well in advance works 90% of the time in getting the cheaper rates.

    • Reply

      April

      November 14, 2019

      Yes, thank you.

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April Key Rode
New York, USA

April Key Rode is a Bachelor graduate of Hospitality and Tourism Management. One of the researchers in Tabuelan "As An Eco-Tourism Destination." She loves to do research, writing, cross-stitching and dancing. Her favorite sports are badminton, biking, soccer, basketball, and bowling. She is a mother of two, and she loves traveling with her own family and friends.

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