Outside the box budget Seattle vacation

There are many wonderful cities worth spending a vacation in, and Seattle is certainly high on the list of cities where you have the ability to really tailor-make your experience based on what your idea of a great urban weekend is. Budgets can be … [Read more...]

Budget travel tips: Cheap accommodation for the budget traveler

One of the things we worry about when we travel is being able to find the right accommodation for us to fit the budget that we have. Of course, nothing beats being in a luxury hotel, surrounded by all the amenities a traveller could ask for; but … [Read more...]

Managing your family finances on the road

Managing your family finances is difficult in and of itself, but when you are on the road, it can be even more difficult. Whether you have planned your first family vacation or you do this every year, you have probably already pulled a wad of cash … [Read more...]

How to save money on travel

My family and I are lucky enough to travel quite extensively for my job. However, we travel just as often on our own dime, and when we do, we're always on a budget (travel writer's salary...hello!). Need to save money on travel as well? What I've … [Read more...]

Guide to flying budget airlines in Europe

If you’re like me, you find those super cheap budget airline ticket prices very tempting. €25 per person from Paris to Rome? €45 to Copenhagen? Sign us up! These prices are not too good to be true; families really can get fares like these on airline … [Read more...]

Tips for AirBnb Italy: Where to stay in Florence and Rome

Originally thought of as only a step up from couch surfing, Airbnb has caught on with family travelers in the US. But what about using Airbnb while traveling abroad? We used Airbnb exclusively throughout Italy, and found the process to be just as … [Read more...]

Where to eat in Paris with kids…if you’re not a foodie

I will admit that before we arrived in the City of Lights, I was intimidated by the Paris dining scene. We don't speak much French, we're not foodies, and we don't like snails (sorry). After spending five days in Paris with kids, well, I’m still … [Read more...]

Where to stay in Paris on a budget with kids

When we planned to spend five days in Paris with kids, we knew we'd be on a budget. To make it possible for us, we chose to book a HomeAway apartment rental in an outer arrondissement. This arrangement allowed us enough sleeping space for our family … [Read more...]

Five flying hacks that save you money in travel perks

We all know families can earn travel day perks with air mileage programs and airline-associated credit cards. But not all of us have tons of miles or platinum cards that get us upgrades. That's ok. Here are five travel hacks you can use to enjoy free … [Read more...]

Where to stay on Kauai North Shore: HomeAway vacation rental pick

We recently spent 10 days exploring as many off-the-beaten-path locations on Kauai we could. Our home base: this North Shore Kauai vacation rental. Located in the resort community of Princeville just a few blocks from the ocean, the home was perfect … [Read more...]