Posts Tagged ‘travel websites’

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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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 Five List of All-Inclusive Vacation Resorts

Those of you seeking a list of vacation resorts that can accommodate a family of five without requiring booking two rooms can thank Tammi, a Canadian mom of three girls. She thoroughly researched your options! She posted her compiled list a year ago on her very popular blog, My Organized Chaos, which focuses on family…

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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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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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Portland, Oregon: 3 Days for Family with 3 Kids

Three boys and luggage, loaded in the Toyota minivan! Spring Break is coming up. We live in Seattle, so a 3-day budget road trip to Portland, Oregon is easy. No airplane expense or hassles required. The picture to the right shows the 11-year olds in the middle seats, ready to spot landmarks, and the 15-year…

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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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Travel Search Engines as Reported in the Seattle Times

Check out Anick Jesdanun’s (from off the AP) article from the Seattle Times, TripAdvisor edges out Kayak, Bink in cheap-flights search. The article covers the virtues as well as weaknesses of the big travel websites Bing, Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz and TripAdvisor. Also, a reminder to our non-US followers: Southwest, one of the largest discount airlines in the…

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Budget Manhattan: NYC with kids

Five for budget family travel to New York City: 1. Here is a great website set up primarily for Dads with lists of inexpensive or free things to do in NYC. (www.nyc.gov/html/hra/nycdads/html/things/borough_manhattan.shtml) 2. Something we like to take advantage of as well is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Central Park. Children under 12 are…

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