Earlier this week, my husband, the boys and I were able to go on a little mini-vacation. Although the hotel where we stayed was not exactly frugal (it included an indoor waterpark), we did try to cut costs as much as possible, while still making it a fun vacation.
How did we do that? While we ate both dinners in the hotel restaurant, we also brought breakfast, lunch, and snack foods with us to eat in the room. When we did eat in the restaurant, we ordered water, since we knew we had other drinks waiting for us back in the room. Believe me, my boys were not concerned about the "eats"...it was ALL about the swimming.
We budget for this trip each year, so it's included in our monthly vacation budget amount, but I'd rather save money on parts of the trip (like breakfast and lunch) so that we can enjoy additional mini-vacations throughout the year. Normally, we do a lot of camping as a family, but it's hard to camp during the winter when there's snow on the ground :-).
What do you do to save money when you're on vacation? Or do you figure it's your vacation and go all out?