Taking a fun family vacation doesn't have to break the bank, as proven by veteran travel writer Kelly Merritt. Inside, she offers no shortage of creative ways to plan affordable trips! Visit popular sites at off-peak times with your children . . . travel off the beaten path for an eye-opening experience . . . and discover historic sites, scenic areas, and fun-filled attractions right in your own backyard! Featuring hundreds of unique, family-friendly trip ideas such as: Camping (from the mountains to our national parks); Adventure travel; Water and island vacations; All-inclusive resorts and cruises; Educational vacations (eco, historical, cooking, and more); European tours--and beyond! The Everything Family Guide to Budget Travel helps you make the most affordable decisions about lodging, food, and tourist attractions. This easy-to-use guide is an invaluable tool, you won't want to travel without!