7 Tips for an Affordable and Fun Family Vacation | Northern Westchester Moms

Here are 7 tips to help your readers save money when taking a family vacation from

  1. Consider alternative housing – You don’t have to stay in a hotel – consider a home swap, house sit, or apartment rental. And don’t forget to check bed and breakfasts – they may be considerably cheaper.
  2. Family deals – Some hotels offer discounted rates for families or offer free meals for kids. Some booking sites may offer family packages that save you more than booking things individually.
  3. Vacation alternatives – Who says you have to travel? Stay-cations can be fun with exciting activities for the whole family. Take mini vacations in the summer – camping one weekend, a theme park for another.
  4. Get the kids involved – Involve them in decisions to build enthusiasm; look for age-appropriate books or movies about the destination.
  5. Travel with others – Traveling with another family might be worthwhile so the adults can take turns watching the kids. Make sure roles are clearly established before leaving so bills and budgeting are discussed.
  6. Pack well – Take all the medications you might need – even for sicknesses you don’t think will strike. A visit to urgent care or the ER can be costly if you’re out of network with your health insurance.
  7. Safety first – Explain to your children what to do if you get separated and tuck a business card from your hotel in their pockets with your contact information written on it.


Tips provided by MyBankTracker.com, a financial comparison site helping consumers make smarter banking decisions.

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