In the past, a family vacation was a much looked forward to family event but in this day and age, it is a rare occasion and with some families, not an occurrence at all. The reason for this is that we live in very tight financial times and many families are not willing to part with their hard earned money that they need for their everyday expenses. Traditional vacations can be very expensive affairs and for this reason, parents choose to opt out of this particular family tradition.
However, family vacations do not have to be expensive as expensive as this. You can simply choose to opt out of the usual holiday rentals and instead to look for alternative options for your accommodation. You can possibly stay at a friend’s or relatives house for the day or even look online for private families that are renting out rooms in their homes. These will be very affordable and will cost you a fraction of what a traditional hotel or guesthouse will cost you.Of course, these will not offer you luxury accommodation as they will just be homes. However, they will give you a comfortable place to stay and they will also offer you breakfast which will be another cost saved on your vacation especially if you have a big family. Choose to visit places with lots of activities and places to see as this will not cost you money. A great idea would be to visit a place by the sea as your children will love to go to the beach.You can also save on transportation by opting to travel on public transport which will not cost much at all and will be great fun for your children if they have not travelled in public transport before. For your meals for your vacation, you can choose to eat street food in the place that you are visiting which will cost close to nothing. If you are a person that is good at technology, you can even choose to video your vacation and your experience and put it online. If you start a video blog and upload your experiences, Youtube will pay you for every view that you bring in and if you get a lot of views, you might even be able to cover the entire cost of your vacation. Another thing you could do is take some great pictures and do food and restaurant reviews. This way, you might even be able to earn money on your blog through advertising.