The Real Cost.Of Family Vacations

By Cettina, Teri | Working Mother, June/July 2014 | Go to article overview

The Real Cost.Of Family Vacations


Cettina, Teri, Working Mother


For working moms, family getaways are essential times of r&r and kid bonding. But good ones don't just happen: they require advance planning, budgeting and creative scheduling. the payoffs, though, are palpable: "Some of the greatest family memories are created when we get away and spend concentrated, quality time together," notes heather hunter, national spokesperson for AAA. Another bonus: regular vacations can significantly boost your effectiveness at work (see sidebar). compare these common family getaways and, if you haven't yet, carve out that time off.

All-inclusive resorts cater to families who would rather not intensely research their vacation-and don't mind paying extra in exchange. choose the resort, and voilà! lodging, meals and an activities menu are included in the package. What's budget-friendly: most costs are defined up front. resorts may include kids' activities, from arts and crafts to snorkeling, that go way beyond babysitting. Hidden/forgotten costs: motorized jet skis aren't always included. A la carte internet fees can also be high, according to travel expert Deb geigis Berry of familyadventuremom.com. And examine descriptions of included eateries, she advises: "they tend to be basic, with up-charges for gourmet options like high-end italian restaurants." want to see local sights? transportation, tours and non-resort meals are extra.

Driving and staying in a big city can save you big bucks (no airfare). you'll enjoy a wide range of sightseeing options within a very short radius. What's budget-friendly: organizations like AAA, couponers like the entertainment Book and city visitors/ convention bureaus may offer discounts on popular attractions like museums, zoos and historic monuments. you may find a cheaper hotel by staying outside the city core and commuting in, says hunter. …

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