Saving Money on your Family Vacation artwork
The Family Vacationer

Saving Money on your Family Vacation

  • S1E85
  • 38:30
  • June 28th 2022

Rob and Danny welcome writer and investigative reporter, Claire Trageser to the show to give you some tips on how to save money on your next family vacation!

Here are her tips:

1. Be flexible.

2. Stay outside the city center.

3. Know where to look for deals.

4. Book early.

5. Or book at the last minute. *As a travel agent, this is the one that scares me right now. Last minute deals do still exist, but traveling last minute is super scary right now and you run the risk of missing out on the vacation you want. Now, if you are applying No. 1 to this one as well and it's ok if you don't get the vacation you're looking for during a certain time frame? Go for it.

6. Use your kids to get deals.

6. Try a volunteer trip.

7. Rent out your house while you're away.

8. Consider a home swap.

9. Try a resort with deals.

10. Try the “Robin Hood Hack.”

11. Add family trips to your business travel.

12. Try local experiences

13. Learn about other discounts

14. Find a place with a kitchen.

15. Ship your stuff instead of checking bags.

16. Beware extra car rental fees.

Lots of really great information in her article at:

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The Family Vacationer

A podcast dedicated to families that travel. So many of our memories come from time spent with our family. We want to help you make the most of your family vacations. We do that by covering travel destinations, travel apps, and gadgets, and talk to travel experts for ways to make family travel less stressful. Who doesn't want that?

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Rob Jones

Growing up, Rob Jones mainly traveled to Florida for vacation. Those family trips to Orlando and the Gulf Coast are cherished memories that influence him to this day. His entire professional career has involved travel. From working in the music business to event marketing, Rob has traveled to 46 states and five countries. Rob has been married to his wife, Traci, for 16 years and they love to travel with their three children: Ruthie, Nash, and Chase.

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Danny Evans

Dr. Danny Evans is a 23-year veteran language teacher and world traveler. He has been traveling the world since the age of 16 and loves studying language and culture, but most of all, Danny loves making memories with his family. He has been married for 28 years and has two daughters, Gracie and Zoe.

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