We travel a lot as a family. We love road trips as well as airline travel to visit friends, family, and new locations. Since we usually travel as a family, we look for places to stay with plenty of space and amenities. In addition, our pets are our family, so when possible, we love to bring our dog along on vacations as well. Sometimes we stay at short-term house rentals while other times at hotels with or without suites. Because of this, we have experienced a wide range of travel … [Read more...]
Cha Ching Queen blogs about a variety of lifestyle, health, and happiness tips for those on a budget. One of the topics I love writing about is travel. I have written travel reviews and posted to social media throughout our previous family road trips, vacations, and couples only getaways.
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Family Travel Tips for Road Trips With Kids As a family, we enjoy taking road trips, big and small. We have done a few 4,000+ miles road trips as well as other short one-day drives. Not only are road trips a good family bonding experience, we have learned so much about geography, culture, science, math, and more during these vacations. Of course, I recommend every family take road trips, but there are some important things to keep in mind before you hit the road. To help you on your next … [Read more...]
Summer is here. How's it going? Are you getting antsy? Instead of taking an expensive vacation, consider a more budget friendly staycation. Skip the stress, the lines at the airport, the long hours in the car, and huge expenses. Take your family on a summer staycation to save money and reduce stress. Whether you want to or need to stay at home this summer, here are some family budget-friendly Summer Staycation Ideas with the Kids. How to Save Money on a Frugal Staycation To have … [Read more...]
Planning to take a road trip with the kids? Check out MomsMinivan. You will find all sorts of free car games and road trip ideas, like car bingo, scavenger hunts, card game rules, etc. that you can print free of charge. … [Read more...]
Located in Monterey, California, Monterey Bay Aquarium is a public aquarium at the former site of the sardine cannery on Cannery Row. If you love sea otters, penguins, jelly fish, sharks, octopi / octopuses, and more, then you should check out this aquarium. Our kids are animal lovers, therefore, we made sure to include a stop at the aquarium while we were in Monterey this summer. Tickets can be quite expensive, so like I normally do, I searched for some Monterey Bay Aquarium Coupons and … [Read more...]
Tamarindo, Costa Rica Jardin del Eden Boutique Hotel Review I love Costa Rica! Every chance I get, I try to go to Costa Rica. Pura Vida! I studied/lived there for a few months in 2000 and fell in love with the country. I returned with my husband for a vacation in 2008, and was able to convince him we needed to go again this year. My husband and I were looking for a short vacation destination. We wanted a place that was relaxing, but had some activities. Big adventures were not … [Read more...]
We just got back from a 4146 mile road trip. One of the places we stopped was Monterey, California. We spent two nights at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Review - Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa Monterey, California We got to Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa around 7:30pm. We were greeted in the lobby and were able to check in quickly. They gave us a hotel map with short descriptions of the hotel amenities. In the lobby, they provided free juice and apples. We all had small cup … [Read more...]
We just got back from a 2-week, 4146 mile road trip. One of the many stops we made was at Legoland California in Carlsbad, near San Diego. Before leaving I tried to find Legoland California coupons and discounts. I also wanted to know if Legoland was good for older kids. First, I'll start with how to find Legoland coupons. Then, I'll give you a review of Legoland California for older kids (ages 8 and 10). Where to find Legoland California Coupons, Promo Codes, Discounts 2016 When I … [Read more...]
This is a sponsored post from The Crazy Tourist. Traveling is a life-enriching experience and it is difficult to put a price on the personal growth you get from visiting different cultures. But the reality is this: for many people, a lack of funds could stop them visiting everywhere in the world they want to go. What if you could travel the world for FREE? It might sound unrealistic, but it is actually possible. Our friends at The Crazy Tourist have come up with seven great ways you … [Read more...]
Are you planning a road trip this spring break or summer? Even with a DVD player, parents tend to worry about to how entertain their kids on long car trips. Check out this fun site, Rad Road Trips. Get ideas for your family road trip. Keep the kids busy and keep everyone happy. Rad Road Trips has free games, activities, printables, songs, puzzles and more. It seems to have ideas for kids of all ages. There are various Travel Bingo games, brain teasers, educational activities and … [Read more...]