Powered by the jump in oil prices, the cost of getting around is
rising faster than most family budgets can keep up.
Even driving is pricey. I just spent $75 to gas up the SUV and
stopped there only because I couldn't stand the thought of spending
more than that in one stop at the pump. Fortunately, I don't drive
much, so that tank should last a while.
However, I do fly a lot and airline ticket prices are jumping as
airlines try to recoup their rising fuel costs (as if it wasn't bad
enough the airlines nickle and dime us with an ever-growing list of
In an attempt to help folks afford a family vacation this
summer, I invite you to head over to TravelingMom.com where we're
giving away a
$150 gift card for a flight on American Airlines. American
Airline's giveaway is to promote its new service from Los Angeles
to Shanghai and nine U.S. cities. American launched the service
with this flashmob scene in LA. Watch the video
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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