Posts Tagged ‘Saving Money’

Airbnb Experience with the Family: 6 Pluses & Minuses

Our Family Used Airbnb in Europe – A Review Toe in the Airbnb Water This is the travel year the Jacobsen Family would jump into the modern travel world via Airbnb. One would think that with my own travel site, bargain shopping habits, and burgeoning family, I would have been an early adopter. Not so!…

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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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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 hotel pages for large family rooms for Disney World in Orlando,…

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Family of 5 in Rome for 89 Euros Per Person Per Day

Rome 89 Euros Per Person Per Day

My family of 5 went to Rome in June, 2012. We are 2 adults (hubby and me), and our three teenage boys: 17, 13, 13 (twins, actually they were days away from turning 14). As described in my Paris budget post, we travel frugal-ish. We stay in nice but budget-friendly hotels, and we eat at…

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Family of 5 in Paris for 106 Euros Per Person Per Day

Tuileries Garden View

My family of 5 went to Paris in June of 2012. We are 2 adults (hubby and me), and three teenage boys: 17, 13, 13 (twins). We travel frugal-ish. We stay in nice but budget-friendly hotels, and we eat at restaurants that offer good food at a reasonable price. We use public transportation, and we…

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Travel Spice Kit: Cooking while Traveling with the Family

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 country. A number of the hotels we recommend have kitchenettes…

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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 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 otherwise noted,…

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Avoid extra credit card fees for purchases outside your country

Leslie McFadden, of Bankrate.com, describes the foreign transaction fees that are a percentage of every purchase, from shops to restaurants, outside your home country and how to find the credit cards that will save you money. I’ve found that some internet purchases, such as used travel books, from providers outside my home country (US) also…

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Prevent unexpected cell phone charges

JD Rinne, of Budget Travel, explains Europe’s cell phone network and how to determine your best options from roaming fees, disposable phones, disabling features, voicemail charges, and service providers. Links to other sources are included. Using Your Cell Phone in Europe – Budget Travel

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Resources for Family Travel – Cell Phones, Credit Card Foreign Fees, Kids on Planes

Great advice from the experts: Three links for your international family travel. (photo is of my experienced-traveler-kids) 1. Prevent unexpected cell phone chargesJD Rinne, of Budget Travel, explains Europe’s cell phone network and how to determine your best options from roaming fees, disposable phones, disabling features, voicemail charges, and service providers. Links to other sources…

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