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Getting There Is Half the Fun! But How?

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As we all know, the experience of taking kids from point A to point B runs the gamut from uneventful (read: bliss) to miserable. Knowing the ins and outs of your travel options will speed you toward a sane trip.

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Planning Your Trip: Where to Stay?

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There are so many options — hotels, motels, inns, cottages, cabins, condominiums, resorts, time-shares, campgrounds — it can be hard to know where to start.

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Family Travel Savings 101

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A great vacation balances moments of extravagance with activities that are as enjoyable as they are affordable.

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Broker a Hotel Deal

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Great deals at major hotels usually turn up off-season or at the last minute, but here's another tactic families can try: work with a hotel consolidator (also called a hotel broker or discounter).

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A Happy Campers Checklist

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If your family's idea of a vacation involves nightly campfires, sleeping bags, and potential wildlife sightings near (or in!) your living space, check out these great resources for tent and RV camping.

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How to Ask the Big Questions When Planning a Family Vacation

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Planning an adventurous vacation can be fun, especially if you prepare for it in advance and involve your kids.

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Save Big on Airfare

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While flying can be an expensive affair, it is possible to receive greatly discounted ticket prices and get great savings for airline travel needs, even for the last minute traveler.

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Our Top Air Travel Planning Tips

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Among our hints: Book early for good seats, order kids' meals when you make your reservation, stuff your carry-on for every contingency, and more.

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Hosteling for Families

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Stretch your family's vacation budget with a stay at one of American Youth Hostel's affordable accommodations.

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How to Book a Vacation Rental

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Now that she knows the advantages of renting a private home when she travels, you'd be hard-pressed to convince Meg Carter to put her family of four in a hotel room. If you think a vacation rental is right for your family, here's how to begin your search for the perfect place.

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