Tomorrow morning bright and early I’m headed to San Francisco for a short of mother/daughter getaway. My husband will be along for work though so we get some great one-on-one time with our nine year old. It will be her first time on a plane (plane tickets aren’t exactly budget friendly you know!) and our […]
Disney World has a reputation for being amazing, magical really, but also extremely expensive. Is it possible to go to Disney World on a budget and make it work? Our family set out to do just that in April this year. This is post #2 in a series I’m writing about our trip to Florida […]
To go to Florida for VEX Worlds (which my 13 year old competed in, and my husband coached) and our first family trip to Walt Disney World we drove a car over 1,000 miles each way for a total of about 40 hours spent in the car. I am amazed at how easy it was […]
We’re gearing up to embark on our first ever Disney trip as a family, so I’m thrilled staff writer Lauren is sharing her tips on going to Disney on a budget. I love Disney. I admit it. I love (most) of their movies, I love wandering around the local Disney Store. Most of all, I […]
Traveling with Littles is a series of posts by staff writer, Lauren James. She will be sharing her savvy and budget-friendly tips from years of practice with her own little traveler, now 8. Spring Break is coming soon for many families, and with summer right around the corner the time for road trips and vacations […]
As you may know I’m in Los Angeles as part of the Childhood Hunger Ends Here Campaign. I added on a few days at the beginning of my trip to see the sights of LA and the surrounding area. I’ve never been to LA, so I wanted to take full advantage of the trip. I’m […]
Traveling when you have young children and leaving them at home is tough on you and your kids. Finding ways to connect while you are gone is important. Ways to connect for the parent who is away: phone calls: nightly phone calls are a great way to connect at the end of a long day, […]
As a mom of 4, planning for vacation is one of the hardest tasks I have. It takes a master packing list, a ten mile long to-do list, and careful “tetris” packing of the car. Here’s my to-do list to get your house and life vacation ready.
We’re back from vacation, and we had a great time, and stayed in budget.
We keep costs low by visiting family.
I’m by no means an experienced traveler, but these are some things I learned on our recent trip. 1) Avoid baggage fees. Pack light, so you can avoid the now ubiquitous baggage fee. If you can manage to only bring a carry on you will save $30 or more roundtrip. (check with your airline for […]