Reader’s Digest: Top Ways to Travel Cheap With Kids

Family travel on a budgetWe are thrilled to be quoted in this month’s Reader’s Digest magazine.

Their article of Budget Family Travel included our tip about travelling with kids.

Check out the Reader’s Digest website for articles with lots of great information about travelling as a family. Everything from how to fly with kids to adventure travel for families.



Recession Travel Rules

Frommers travel guides have always been in my suitcase.

In the early days of travel when my husband and I were backpacking in Europe it was actually a Let’s Go ( guide that was often found at the top of my pack.

We found that as we got older and our backs got a bit weaker, we liked Frommers guides for lots of reasons (the absence of hostels in their guides being the biggest reason).  

Frommers not only produces those softcover guides that you are probably familiar with. They have a great wefrommersguidebsite filled with lots of travel suggestions and one of the best Forums for travel I have been on.

They had an interesting article on there recently about travelling during this recession: 

Keep an eye on our website for a link to a new article coming out in a Canadian Magazine in the next couple of months. I will be providing some tips for budget family travel!

Peapod Pop Up and more great tips!

Family + budget + travel. This is how most of us look at family travel.

Budget Travel magazine always has some neat features, tips & guides for families who like to travel. Check out their travel tips section:

Check out their website for tips from other travelers. This month they have highlighted a tip from a family that went backpacking to Europe with their daughter and brought only the Peapod Pop Up Tent/Travel Bed for her to sleep in.

KidCo's Travel Bed


I can’t stress enough the importance of getting your kids used to sleeping in a new bed BEFORE you travel (or just make sure there is a crib at your destination to ensure everyone gets a good night’s sleep!).