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free or cheap alternative family vacation options. any idea?

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1. Posted by ernest1a (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y


students have many options for cheap travelling (AuPair, student jobs, backpacking, ...) but what is about families. Are there any alternative options? Any idea?

Thank you

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

I dont know about free but l suppose you could always look at getting to know your local home area - maybe camping could be fun? I know my parents used to book a caravan or maybe a driving tour booking into B&Bs or a family room in a hostel where you can self cater?

As for further afield now l will have to get my thinking cap on for that!

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 24, 2007, at 11:21 AM by Purdy ]

3. Posted by lotjamie (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Hi Ernest,

A fab option is house swapping. My mom is Dutch and has done this several times, all over Europe and once in the USA. Their are many reliable sites, pick a destination and make contact with the other holiday home seekers. You can drive, take the bus or use todays cheap flights, it should all in all not cost very much.

Good luck Lotty