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How to Pay for Traveling with Kids Without Winning the Lottery

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Want to take a trip with your kids? How do you pay for traveling with kids? Consider these tricks for saving up and funding that vacation, debt-free. Back in our credit-card toting, debt-defying days, we took a few vacations. We flew to Minnesota to visit family. We drove to New Mexico for a conference. We […]

How to Plan a Big Family Trip on a Budget

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Ready to see the world with your kids? Not sure where to start? Follow these easy tips to plan a big family trip. You want to travel. You want to take your family on a big trip. You want to see the world. Only trouble is, you have no idea where to start. You don’t […]

Why Spend Big Money on Travel with Kids?

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Traveling with kids is not cheap, but it’s got loads of benefits that far outweigh the cost. Consider these reasons to spend big money on travel. I met my husband shortly before I moved to France for a year. Much of our early relationship was developed long-distance through letters and very expensive phone calls — […]

Load Up Your Kindle for Travel

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Hitting the road? Don’t forget to load up your Kindle for travel. Janel shares how she stocks her digital library for her family, saving money as well as space. A few years ago, I scoffed at the idea of using an e-reader device. And then, my husband bought me a Kindle for our anniversary. I wasn’t sure […]

The Beauty of Internet Travel Planning

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The internet has not only transformed how we communicate, but also how we travel. Get started planning your next trip with internet travel planning. When I was planning my first French adventure back in 1992, the internet was not widely available. My university certainly  didn’t have it until about four years later. I went to […]

Read Great Travel Books

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Planning a trip? Be sure to check out some great travel books before you go — and make sure the kids get a chance to read along with you. I am a book person. I always have preferred reading as my main form of learning, so it comes as no surprise that I read to […]

Road Trip Packing List

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Ready to hit the highway? Be sure that you’ve packed the basics for kid comfort with this road trip packing list. While school may be back in session, you don’t need to kiss travel goodbye. Plan for weekend road trips! By strategically planning a few fun getaways during the school year, you can get some precious R&R, […]

Planning Travel for All Ages and Interests

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How do you plan travel for a range of ages and interests and not lose anyone?