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Best Cooling Towels

Our Guide to 7 of the Best Cooling Towels for Hot Weather Are you sensitive to hot weather? When the temperature outside is in the 80s or 90s (Fahrenheit) or anywhere above 28 Celsius, do you feel intensely uncomfortable? (Affiliate disclosure – at no extra cost to you, using a link below to check product…

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Travel Spice Kit: Cooking while Traveling with the Family

Cooking While Traveling – Save Money and Experience Grocery Shopping One of the best ways to keep family travel budgets in check is to cook your own meals. What parent hasn’t seen their travel money rapidly swallowed up by restaurant charges? Equally of value is the cultural experience of shopping for groceries in a given…

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How Much to Budget for a Disney World Family Vacation?

How Much Does Disney World Cost

Wondering how much it costs for a family vacation to Disney World? In his article on Finance Yahoo, What it Really Costs to Go to Walt Disney World, Brad Tuttle compares four sample family trips to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. (If you click to the Finance Yahoo article link, scroll down below the second…

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Tips for Using Dallas Light Rail with Kids

Dallas Public Transportation Light Rail

Using big city public transportation is key to our family travel budget. Besides just being pretty fun for kids to experience the ride and the scenery along the route, navigating the transit maps and the ticket options and payment systems becomes a lesson in geography, math, and technology. My kids are teens now and very…

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25 Best Disney Websites to Save You Money

Disney Saving Money Websites

While searching the internet for Disneyland Anaheim-area hotels with rooms big enough for a family of 5 or more, I came across so many wonderful websites devoted to helping people visit a Disney park (or cruise) without spending too much money.   See our Sleeps5 family hotels pages for large family rooms for Disney World in…

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See Venice via Google Treks and DK – photos and maps

Imagining Venice: Stunning photos help us visualize our travel plans. I usually purchase a few travel-guide-books, sometimes even used-travel-guide-books to save money. (The landmarks won’t change much year to year, and I use the internet to get updated visitor info.) Often those books have plain pages, or perhaps black and white photos. To help us…

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Discount Airlines in Europe

European Discount Airlines: A lot of non-Europeans are unfamiliar with the discount European airlines. Our family found them to be an easy and inexpensive alternative to the train and the big name carriers. Buyer beware however, a number of the bigger budget airlines start with low teaser rates but then tack on fees and surcharges…

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How to Book Your 5 Person Hotel Room

How to Book a Hotel for Family of 5, 6, or 7

Sleeps5 lists hotels, guest houses, aparthotels, and hostels with family friendly accommodations suitable for a family of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or even 10 guests. The best travel cities are included, such as Paris, London, New York City, San Francisco, Rome, Tokyo, Singapore, Montreal, and many more. Sleeps5 adds cities and hotels continually. Unless…

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How to Find Family Airline Ticket Savings

Anyone can learn how to save money on airfare by reading the articles produced by the staff at FareCompare.com. Their web pages are detailed with easy to follow steps, and some have accompanying video reports. As the CEO, Rick Seaney, says on the company’s website, “I want to help travelers fly wherever they want, at…

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