The Everything Family Guide to Budget Travel: Hundreds of fun family vacations to fit any budget

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Everything Books, Feb 18, 2011 - Travel - 400 pages
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Taking a fun family vacation doesn't have to break the bank, as proven by veteran travel writer Kelly Merritt. Inside, she offers no shortage of creative ways to plan affordable trips! Visit popular sites at off-peak times with your children . . . travel off the beaten path for an eye-opening experience . . . and discover historic sites, scenic areas, and fun-filled attractions right in your own backyard!

Featuring hundreds of unique, family-friendly trip ideas such as:

Camping (from the mountains to our national parks)Adventure travelWater and island vacationsAll-inclusive resorts and cruisesEducational vacations (eco, historical, cooking, and more)European tours--and beyond!

The Everything Family Guide to Budget Travel helps you make the most affordable decisions about lodging, food, and tourist attractions. This easy-to-use guide is an invaluable tool, you won't want to travel without!

 

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Contents

Planning Your Vacation
15
The WellManaged Budget
31
Gas Food Lodging
47
Traveling with Your Pet
60
Mountains of Fun
75
Things to Do on Your Mountain Vacation
89
Water Water Everywhere
91
Water Destinations in the Northwestern United States
105
Camping Dos and Donts
196
Adventure Travel
209
Mexico Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic
223
The Bahamas 23
236
Animals and Nature
250
Attractions Festivals and Fairs
259
Aquariums
272
Alaskan Adventure
285

City Vacations in the Southeastern United States
119
City Vacations in the Southwestern United States
132
Ghost Towns and Ghost Stories for the Road
145
National Parks in the Northwestern United States
158
EcoTravel
167
Finding an EarthFriendly Destination Tour Operator l8l
181
Savor the Moments Remember the Journey
299
Southeast 32l
321
Northwest
337
Southwest
343
Appendix
359
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Kelly Merritt is a seasoned travel writer whose articles have been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Pilot, Charlotte Health and Fitness Magazine, JohnnyJet, Deep South, Uptown Magazine, Impact, the Chicago Tribune, the Sentinel, the Baltimore Sun, Newsday, Gordon's Guide, and CEO Traveler, among numerous other publications. She was the travel editor for Uptown Magazine and the lifestyle editor for Charlotte Health and Fitness Magazine. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and beyond with children, introducing them to everything from wilderness camping to five-star restaurants.

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