What are some ideas for an affordable vacation?

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Dora - posted on 05/21/2010

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Stay at home for a weekend and take the phone off the hook. Plan some scenic drives and go to the park for a great picnic and some family fun. Make sure you forget about the time and any schedules. Just go with the flow and get to know your family all over again. I love weekends like that and it just brings you back to what a family means.

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My family goes camping. You can spend a night at a New York State Park for about $15. So you can spend a week for just a little more that $100. The first year is a bit more because you will have to buy the tent and sleeping bags, coolers, etc. However, after these initial purchases you can go a new place every year without breaking the bank.

Becky - posted on 05/01/2010

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picnic anywhere! The best part of vacation is to break away from the routine of everyday life! Have a at home vaycay!! Look around where you live & do things that you don't normally do! Camp in your own back yard go on a yard safari ! Just spend time together!

Pam - posted on 05/24/2010

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You should take a look at http://www.clubseabreezetrips.com . For a 7 day vacation you will only pay between $299 - $950. That is not per night or per person. It is for the entire. There is a reasonable ONE-TIME fee that is good for a LIFE-TIME. I don't know what part of the country you live, but there location all over the U.S. and International. Taking one trip will cover the one-time fee, with the savings you receive.

Enid - posted on 05/24/2010

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A cruise, (carnival Liberty is the one we went) I have a 13 mo, and a 2 yr old, I love going in a cruise, I get to have fun, will they get to go to the camp in the cruise, They get to do activity and I always can go a check them out, u don't have to pay extra for food, or juice, they got all u can eat ice cream, 24hr pizza, and at nite time the got babysitter for a minimum cost. The camp during the day is free, is for kids from 2yr and up. They give you a cell phone in case they have to call you, I just love it. For me is the best vacation, u get to be relax, and they get to have fun, a lot of fun.

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Sheena - posted on 04/06/2013

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Affordable amusement park for family with two special needs kids, 6,5, and a 7 yr old brother
California, modesto is our home....any discount ideas would help.

Happy almost summer to all Tks.

Sonya - posted on 05/27/2010

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If you own a tent, camping trailer or a caravan then a national park or camping ground or a caravan park. If you go to a van park they have most amenities, so it only really food and bedding that you need to take.

Stephanie - posted on 05/25/2010

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Club Med is offering some great deals right now. We had planned on a week long all inclusive vacation for 5 and it was only $2900.
Not bad. It didnt work out for us yet but we are working on making it happen.

Rilda - posted on 05/25/2010

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My family is going to a cabin in Tenn. It costs about the same as a hotel except you get a whole house and can save money on food by cooking there instead of going out to eat!

Kandy - posted on 05/24/2010

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Well, I have a travel company called, "You Only Live Once! Cruises and Vacation!" We allow people to pay monthly on their dream vacation. We only ask for you to pay it off the month before it's time to have fun! Check out more information at www.yolo.4mydeals.com

Cassie - posted on 05/24/2010

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Holiday World in Santa Claus Indiana is a great fun place for the whole family. Tickets are half the price of Walt Disney and you get free drinks. There are 2 or 3 separet areas just for kids and plenty for the adults. The biggest plus is that its 2 parks in 1. Theme park and water park. We go every year

Alicia - posted on 05/23/2010

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The best memories I have from childhood are camping. There are plenty of historic sites or state parks that you can tour during the day also if you don't want to stay the night, and most offer interactive programs. Since you already have alot of camping tips another fun 'cheap' vacation we took once was we took a amtrack train to St. Louis. Now we lived in Kansas City so train tickes were cheap because it was a direct route. But we walked from the train station to the hotel we stayed at and when we went to see the Arch and Zoo we just rode the monorail.
If you decide to spring for more expensive activites you can cut costs buy making your own food. There are alot of hotels or cabins that have kitchens in them. Or just a campstove works well outdoors also.

Adrianne - posted on 05/22/2010

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Camping is great yes but if you are not the camping type know that if you check in late to a hotel a room filled is better than an empty one and you can bargin a price with them. La Quinta has always been really great to us. Suites for like $50 and most have pools and free breakfest. If you are planning to stay and week check out and see if you can find an entertainment book COUPONS. You can alway see how much taking a bus or train to your location would be vs gas of driving yourself.

Erica - posted on 05/22/2010

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Don't know where u live but if you are close a good place to look into is Knoebels Grove in Elysburg, PA!!

Tabitha - posted on 05/21/2010

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my husband and I did a stay-cation with our kids. we pitched a tent in our back yard and roasted marshmallows and hotdogs on the bq grill. The night we chose to do this there was a metor shower in our area and so then we watched it. the kids loved seeing all the shooting stars. we had great laughs and we did not have to spend very much.

Alyson - posted on 05/21/2010

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we always go on vacation to rangeley, me. its beautifl and secluded (if you like the woods) i grew up there and we stay at my friends motel when we go. town and lake motel if you google it it gives you rates. its a nice place right on the lake.

Yamira - posted on 05/21/2010

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A good idea is to find family members that live in an area that is a popular destination..say a beach, zoo, amusment park and making arrangements to spend the night at their home..so that way you save money!..I live in Texas so my Husbands family lives near South Padre Island and we make plans to go to the beach and stay with my In-laws...I am originally from California so I stay with my Parents when we travel to Los Angeles..that saves so much money!

Randi - posted on 05/21/2010

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We take our children to a local campground. It's fun for them because it's so different and they get to be in the "wilderness" with campfires and tents, but it's really only a small overnight fee and a short drive home!

Jennifer - posted on 05/21/2010

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Go online and search for discount deals! You can always find a discount or coupon code these days, like a discounted admission to a theme park. Also, pick off-peak times or dates to go and save on airfare or hotel rates that way.

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We had seven kids so we always did cheap. Do an internet search for free activities in the area you are going. Our kids always loved any beach. If you are ambitious, hiking. Camp close to home. To cut down on meal costs buy a cooler and eat out of Aldi's or walmart most of the time. For a treat do $5 Little Ceasar's Pizzas. (Not sure if they have that special nation wide or not) We made use of $ menu's at Fast food restaurants too.
Stay out of Touristy areas or plan to do a little research and self guide your tours. Rather than doing everything that costs money choose one that everyone is excited about and plan free things the rest of the time.

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