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9 Great Travel Tips for Families

9 Great Travel Tips for Families This week I’ve mentioned how you could become a Hometown Traveler, offered ideas of places to look for summer activities in your community, showed you a cute craft that helps my family cut down on indecisiveness when it comes to family outings and given you a short pictorial tour of my own hometown as part of my Summer Bucket List series.

I do realize that sometimes, your bucket list may take you away from home too. That’s why I’ve compiled some of my most visited travel tips showcasing some of the knowledge I’ve gleaned in our own travels.

1. Reciprocal Memberships: Are the Really Worth It? – You may have heard about reciprocal memberships. What are they and are they worth it?

2. We traveled with my husbands’ job for seven years. As neat as it was at times, it was also costly and we didn’t always have money to spend on the well-known attractions. Here’s my list of where to look when it comes to Finding Free Attractions.

3. Ask for Discounts– This title says it all. Find out why you should ask for discounts and not expect them to be offered.

4. We learned how quickly those free nights added up late in the game. Don’t make the same mistake we did, learn how Stay your Way to FREE Nights.

5. Glean Wisdom from those who have Gone Before You – When it comes to traveling, I love to get advice from someone who’s been there and done that.

6. Once upon a time, before we ever hit the road full-time, I worked at a popular area hotel. I guess you could say I was an ‘insider’. I compiled all of my wisdom so I could show you how to Get More Bang for your Buck: Hotel Savings.

7. I used to have back-up plans for my back-up plans until I learned to Keep it Simple: Don’t Overplan.

8. Tips for a Smoother Traveling with Kids Experience is more of a guide than a blog post. It’s not exhaustive, but should give anyone a few pointers.

9. Year of the Staycation: Hundreds of Ways to Enjoy your City on a Budget is a compilation of posts from nearly 50 bloggers who are scattered around the US. What better way to learn what you must see than by those that live in the area?

Now I want to hear from you. What is your best travel tip?

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Steve

Tuesday 17th of July 2012

That's a fantastic list. I'm particularly appreciative of the "free attractions" guide. I can always lay out the groundwork of a trip and fill it with the big ticket items, but I quite often struggle trying to fill in the remaining time with things of interest that don't cost too much. Great gathering of information!

Allison

Tuesday 17th of July 2012

Nice roundup. I was particularly interested in the link on the hotel rewards programs and am inspired to better use those for our benefit.

Jessica

Tuesday 17th of July 2012

What a wealth of wisdom! I love it!

kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing

Saturday 14th of July 2012

pinned this in my Summer Bucket list board - great travel tips!!

Honey @ Sunflower Schoolhouse

Saturday 14th of July 2012

That was an awesome list of suggestions. Thank you for sharing. Blessings Honey

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