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

Hotel Deals

Maybe you desire more freedom; you want to travel around a bit. Or perhaps you like the sound of the word “hotel.” Good news—there are still deals to be had. Look for chains such as the Hampton Inn that include breakfast in the room price. Or book a stay at a Holiday Inn, where kids under 12 eat for free in hotel restaurants. And then there’s the chain of Hawaiian resorts that offers free kids’ activities and meals when guests use coupons from the hotel’s own coupon book.

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