It's expensive to travel. Add a couple of kids, and it just gets
more expensive. The key to making it more affordable is to find and
do the free things wherever you go.
That could mean something as simple as booking a hotel near a
community park or as difficult as choosing a destination like St. Louis or Raleigh N.C. that has
tons of cool free things to do.
As the travel industry struggles to recover from the recession,
lots of destinations are wooing families with the temptation of
free things to do once they arrive.
For example, Myrtle Beach, S.C., a great family vacation
destination that is known for its golf courses, is offering a deal
this summer that lets kids golf free with a paying adult.
Over at TravelingMom.com, where I'm the
editor, we've got listings of free things to do in the
50 states. Or just Google the visitors' Web site for the place
you're planning to visit. Chances are there will be at least a few
free things to do once you arrive.
Cindy Richards is the travel writer for Chicago Parent and
editor of TravelingMom.com. Got a question about family travel?
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cindy Richards is the mom of two who gets her muse from traveling the world, usually with kids in tow. She also writes for TravelingMom.com, where she also serves as editor.
See more of Cindy's stories here.
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