How to afford a family vacation: Do the free stuffTuesday, May 18, 2010
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.
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 email@example.com.