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

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However you get there, chances are at some point you’re going to need a car. Here’s one easy tip: To save money on gas, drive the speed limit. Speeding will get you there more quickly, but it reduces your mileage and, thus, lands you at the pump more often. If you need to rent a car, see if you can do it away from the airport. Last Thanksgiving, by renting a minivan in suburban Stamford, Conn., rather than at the White Plains, N.Y., airport or New York's JFK, we saved $800 on our rental.

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