Even if the budget is tight this year, families most definitely do not want to miss out on a summer vacation. And there are many ways to have a great time together without spending a bomb... including simple strategies such as taking a car trip instead of a plane ride. (And as a bonus, you don't have to deal with the craziness of summer air travel
Yurts! Photo courtesy of Yosemite Pines, California.
Camping, of course, is a terrific low-cost getaway -- and if you don't have the gear or aren't quite up for roughing it, check out options such as camping resorts, or staying in a yurt, or other types of camping in comfort
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