Lorrie - posted on 01/30/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
There are two ideas I've learned of recently that are great ways to travel less expensively. One is search Ebay for time share rentals, people that aren't able to use their time shares so they rent them out much cheaper. I have a new friend that told me that's the only way her family travels.
The other is a website, www.airbnb.com, where you can find rooms, condos, apartments, homes that people individually rent out on a short-term to long-term basis. I am using this for my daughters wedding for family traveling into town (I have a home-based business and my guest room doesn't allow for guests anymore!). My daughter and her fiancee also are using them for their honeymoon, and are staying in Paris for MUCH less than it would cost them in a hotel. Plus you are in a neighborhood, you have a kitchen and more room, so it's a great way to go!