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

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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    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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      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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      March 17, 2015

      thank you!

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    Miriam Bridges

    January 21, 2019

    This is awesome!

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      January 21, 2019

      Thank You

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    July 7, 2019

    Great tips!

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    July 7, 2019

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

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      July 8, 2019

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

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    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. ^_^

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    July 10, 2019

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

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    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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      July 14, 2019

      You’re very welcome!

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    July 16, 2019

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


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.