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Cheap(er) Vacation Ideas

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Families with an eye on a budget can still enjoy a great getaway. Have a look at some low-cost suggestions, and also some ideas about how to enjoy a particular type of vacation -- such as a Caribbean all inclusive resort, or a family adventure -- in a cheap(er) version or in the most economical way possible.

1. Ten Top Budget Travel Destinations for Families

Photo ©  Teresa Plowright.
Photo © Teresa Plowright.
Check out ten towns and cities that offer budget-friendly lodging and provide excellent free or low-cost activities: Myrtle Beach, Cody WY, Page AZ, and more.

2. Affordable Family Vacation Ideas

Photo courtesy of Yosemite Pines, California.
Photo courtesy of Yosemite Pines, California.
These ideas that go easy on the budget include family camps (with meals and many outdoors activities included, and often a variety of lodging options too), and camping in comfort in a yurt or tipip. Camping at the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground at Walt Disney World is a great way to experience all the perks of staying at a Disney World resort. Also in this article is a value-priced "family adventure" and other ways to spend less on a usually-experience vacation experience.

3. Eight Value-Priced All Inclusive Resorts

Photo ©  Teresa Plowright.
Photo © Teresa Plowright.
Families love to vacation at all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico: they like knowing the price in advance, and they love the all-included meals and drinks, watersports and land activities, kids programs, as well as the beautiful beaches and pool complexes. See eight suggestions that are (relatively) budget-friendly.

4. Ten Ways to Save Money on Lodgings

Villa Saint Exupery Gardens, Nice, France. Photo courtesy of Hostelbookers.com.
Photo courtesy of Hostelbookers.com.
Share a large vacation home with another family, do a home exchange, stay in family rooms at hostels in Europe, try Airbnb...

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