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...]
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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This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo. Travel can be one of the biggest expenses to deal with, and overseas travel doubly so. However, there is a way that you see the world and save money at the same time, and it doesn't include watching every single penny. In fact, it's more about being savvy with the travel decisions that you make. Just read on to find out more. How to save money on travel Travel as a group One way to save on travel costs is to travel in as large a group as possible. … [Read more...]
This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo. Are you hoping to head off on a summer vacation in the next few months? If so, you may be thinking about where the best place is to go. When it comes to summer vacations, especially beach vacations, there are plenty of options to choose from, which can make choosing just one, somewhat of a challenge. Best Beach Vacations In The US Have you decided that this year you will spend your vacation in the US, but the only problem is that you can’t decide … [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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]