Hotel Perks…beyond the free breakfast!

‎I’m guest posting today for my friend Karen Dawkins…she’s the expert when it comes to budget friendly family vacations, and she’ll WOW you with her clever ideas. Head over to her site, Family Travels on a Budget to read my article: Hotel Perks…beyond the free breakfast! Happy Travels!

The Secret to Perfect Packing…A List!

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What’s packing for vacation have to do with saving money? Think about it. Have you ever taken a beach vacation and someone in your family forgot their bathing suit? cha-ching. What about a beach towel? cha-ching. Have you ever arrived at your campground to realize that you forgot the tent stakes and hammer? cha-ching. We’ve … Read more

Staycations are Fun

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Thanks to my friend Karen Dawkins for this guest post…she’s my go-to source for budget travel tips!  If a staycation is on your summer to-do list, and you need ideas…read on!     Since I started my travel blog, I’ve been surprised by the number of people who find staycations boring. Perhaps it’s because the … Read more

Raleigh, NC: A Budget Vacation Paradise

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Hello, Budget Diet friends, from sunny Raleigh, North Carolina. Y’all probably know about Raleigh’s southern hospitality, sweet tea and Carolina BBQ, but did you know we’ve been dubbed Smithsonian of the South? That’s right! Besides great southern friendliness and food, Raleigh is home to some amazing museums — all of them free! A family vacation … Read more

Vacation Begins with a “B”

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Twitter’s abuzz with vacation ideas for spring break and summer vacations to the beach, mountains and big city. People plunge headlong into planning trips, scheduling hotels and making plans. Sadly, many spend on vacation and think about the cost later. When the credit card bill arrives, they realize they overspent and wonder how to pay … Read more

NYC: Family Friendly and Almost Free

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Picking the best place for a family vacation can turn into a tough decision with choices galore. From theme parks to beach getaways, packing up the family and heading somewhere can be a feat all its own. Picking family friendly places with plenty of options for keeping the kids happy is the ultimate goal. New … Read more

Crazy Ways to Save Money on Travel

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The sun, the sand, the surf… bright lights, big city… snow covered mountains… whatever your vacation dream, it’s time to make it a reality! Stop dreaming, start traveling with these crazy ways to save money on your next vacation. Ways to Save Money on Travel The Vacation Fund Try these painless ways to save money … Read more