Travel Destination Tip


Many families are fortunate enough to travel during one big vacation per year (or more!).

Just this summer, I have friends who have traveled to Alaska, Florida, Europe, the American West, and New York.

For some families, though, they prefer another way to travel.

Instead of taking one big vacation, they prefer smaller ones taken when school and work schedules permit.

My family has done this multiple times.

For example, last year, we had two major expenses to consider before vacations: a kitchen reno and my younger daughter’s braces.

As a result, we took several small trips, usually just for a weekend.

Travel Destination: St. Louis

We traveled to St. Louis to see author Brad Meltzer and stayed at a British-themed hotel, the Cheshire.


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(If you missed my post about Brad Meltzer, click here.)

 Travel Destination: Dallas

For a family wedding, we spent time in Dallas, where we also went to the zoo and visited the former Texas School Book Depository, from where President Kennedy was shot.



Travel Destination: NASA-Huntsville

We made it to NASA in Huntsville, Alabama, to see where real rocket scientists create! 


Travel Destination: Chattanooga, TN

Being a train fanatic, I couldn’t pass up the chance to see the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo. To make it even more memorable, we spent the night in a car of an adjoining parked train. Nice.


 Even when major expenses are going to take a bite out of your family vacation dollars, smaller family trips are a way to see the world and enjoy time away from home! 

(If you missed my post on My Old Kentucky Dinner train, click here.)

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