Today’s guest post comes from The Professional Traveler. She is a travel planner with over 10 years of experience. She is sharing her tips on how to travel with a family for less!
It seems like most people are under the impression that it’s too expensive to take a family vacation. Well, let us shed some light on that misconception for you!
When traveling with family one way to save is to spend a little extra on a condo or house and cook the majority of your meals. Eating out adds up & can end up costing more than the hotel or flight. Depending on family size, one meal at a restaraunt could cost $60 compared to spending that at the grocery store and having leftovers.
Also, when traveling as a family, driving instead of flying can save you tons. For example round trip airfare for a family of 6 to Orlando could easily cost you upwards of $1200 or more after factoring in the cost of luggage, airport parking, and a rental car. Whereas driving would cost about $300 round trip TOTAL, which is a savings of 66 percent!! Since you’re driving you won’t have to pay to park or rent a car and you can take all the “stuff” you need and you’ll still have about $800 left because you do have to eat on the way there unless you pack food (hint, hint). Sounds good right?
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Now, keep in mind that flexibility is key to finding the best rates. Sometimes staying over the weekend will save you money on a flight, but it may also cost more at the hotel or condo. But, no need to worry about figuring that out. That’s what we’re here for. Ready to book a family trip, but not sure where to start? No worries, we can help you decide when to travel, where to travel & how to travel as a family! Contact The Professional Traveler today to start planning your trip!