Breaking the bank doesn’t have to go hand-in-hand with out of town vacationing. Believe it or not, you can keep on inspiring your kids with out-of-this-world experiences while keeping your budget spreadsheet happy. See more for less with these wallet-friendly travel tips from our friends at

All-Inclusive Vacations

Even if you find the greatest deal on a hotel by the beach, you might rack up your biggest bill on food and activity costs. Not so when you book an all-inclusive vacation. How about a resort on Mexico’s Pacific Coast? A dude ranch in Wyoming? A farm in Oregon’s Wine Country? The costs for a week’s stay vary—about $8,200 for our family of five for a week in Mexico (including airfare); about $5,400 at the Wyoming dude ranch (horseback rides and hikes included); just over $1,000 for the farm (farm chores included).

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