Summer Vacation Edition

August 6, 2010

Summer vacations are definitely different than they used to be for our family. My wife and I used to travel to cool cities like San Francisco, New York, Boston, and DC and see the sites over the summer. Now that we have little kids we don’t have the money or courage to venture out on trips like that any more. Instead we stay much closer to home and pick family friendly destinations.

It’s been a pretty busy summer with our home buying adventures so we’re looking forward to a weekend away. Since I’m on vacation, I’ll go light on the writing and heavy on the links. Here are some good money tips from around the web this week:


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10 Responses to Summer Vacation Edition

  • Jesse

    Thanks for the roundup!

  • Craig

    We used to go on Caribbean vacations. Now that we have three kids our biggest trip was driving to Sesame Place!

  • Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog

    Thanks for the link… I’m on the last day of my vacation right now!

  • Dr Dean

    Have a great trip. As a father of two grown children, I know how fast that time passes. Enjoy them while you can!

    Appreciate your support.
    Dr Dean

  • Mrs. Frugal

    I think our exotic vacations are on hold for a few years now that we have a baby. We’ll be embarking on mini vacations as well. Enjoy and thanks for the mention!

  • MD

    Enjoy your vacation and thanks for the mention!

  • Joe Plemon

    I remember well how we had many mini vacations when our kids were young. Tent camping…day trips and picnics as well as some two or three day getaways. Those times created some great memories and I trust you and your family are doing the same with your “close to home” vacations.

    Thanks for the mention in today’s post. Greatly appreciated.


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