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      Liss

      Re: Frugality on Vacations

      We’ve had some wonderful vacations where we sort of roughed it, but
      without actually having to sleep in a tent. One of the ways to do
      this is to check to see whether campgrounds have cabins for rent.
      Some call them Kamping Kabins. You basically get the beds, light and
      possibly heat.

      You provide sleeping bags or other bedding. You’d
      probably need a camp stove or you could cook hot dogs over a campfire.

      Also, some state parks have cabins, platform tents, or yurts that they
      rent. Same sort of deal–you’re renting a place to sleep, but you
      have to provide bedding.

      Another option is hostels. They aren’t just for college students!
      When I was homeschooling my daughter, we took a lot of great
      education-related trips where we stayed in hostels. Most hostels have
      dormitory-type rooms, but some have family rooms, too.

      The great
      thing about a hostel is you don’t have to eat every meal out! You can
      use the kitchen. This was great for us, because my kid would just as
      soon have Spaghettios or other comfort food after a day out.

      A lot of
      hostels offer free breakfasts.

      All of these options can be cheaper than a motel or hotel. Of course,
      you don’t get the perks of a swimming pool, etc. I think part of the
      fun of traveling with kids is staying somewhere that provides them
      with some entertainment, such as a pool.

      Oooh, one other idea, check out the casino hotels on Indian
      reservations. They can sometimes be a really good deal.

      Sue

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