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5 Ways to Travel with Your Kids on a Budget

By Twothirstytravellers @2thirstytrav

For most people, traveling with children requires careful planning. Part of that careful planning includes being able to save money on travel expenses. Traveling with children can become quite expensive so planning ahead is critical. With a little bit of research and some helpful tips, you can save quite a bit of money when traveling with your kids. We will be looking at a few ways you can get the most for your money.

Use Frequent Flyer Miles

Many credit card companies offer frequent flyer miles as a reward for using their card for purchases. If you are going to travel with children it helps to save money when you use your frequent flyer miles. It can knock off several hundred dollars off of your overall cost to fly.

Lodging Discount Specialty Sites

Sites such as Airbnb has been increasing in popularity as an economical travel option over the last couple of years. You can rent a home for cheaper than you can rent a hotel room in many cases. By renting a house you will have more space for your children and will be able to save money on renting a place to stay. Another great site the offers deals is Eurocamp. Deals are a great way to save on holiday locations.

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Use a Preferred Customer Card

Many hotels offer a preferred customer card. Each time you stay at one of their locations you will earn points towards getting free nights at any of their locations. You can end up saving money by cashing in on those free rooms. Some cards even offer discounts on dining and entertainment as well as lodging.

 Rent A Car

You can rent a larger family size vehicle if you have a smaller car so that you can travel comfortably with the family and not feel cramped. You can save money by using promo codes from companies such as Mamma.com. They have a wide selection to choose from and you will be sure to find something to suit your needs.

 Stay With Family Or Friends

Staying with family or friends is probably one of the best ways that you can save money when traveling with kids. Chances are, they are familiar with your children and would look forward to spending some quality time with them. Not only is it a fun way to spend your time away from home, but you will also be able to save some money.This is just a few of the ways that you can save yourself some money when traveling with kids. Traveling with children can be tricky, but if you plan ahead and weigh all of your options carefully, then you will be able to form a working plan that will be more economical than you thought it would be. Just be sure to make your arrangements ahead of time and double-check any reservations as well as making sure that any discounts that you have are still valid. Be sure to also double check any restrictions that may apply to children for lodging and reservations. With a little bit of planning and some know how, traveling will be a breeze.


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