Families hit the road once again!
Travel Expert Lisa McElroy Gives Viewers Budget-Friendly Travel Tips for this Summer
Lisa Tucker McElroy, Travel Expert, Author, Mom www.suitetrip.com
If you think you cant take a vacation, think again! Although many Americans are still on a tight budget, many families are finally able to consider taking a vacation this year. And, for consumers planning a getaway this summer, affordability and value are top priorities. But how can you afford to take a family vacation without breaking the bank?
According to family travel expert Lisa McElroy, families are still looking forward to a summer vacation. A few tips for families considering a vacation include:
Avoid airline costs; pack the car and hit the road car travel will significantly cut costs of a family vacation and may give you a more rewarding trip. Time it right plan to begin your road trip just before the kids nap time, and schedule a couple of stops along the way to give the kids a break.
Plan ahead dont wait to book if you think your family will be able to take a trip this summer; many hotels will be offering big discounts to guests who book summer stays in advance
Look for low-cost/high-value hotels near attractions many hotels offer perks like free breakfast, shuttles to local attractions, free Wi-Fi, etc.
Look for perks Seek out hotels that not only offer complimentary breakfast and dinner service, but have also expanded their options to include a wide variety of meal choices.
Consider a suite-style room in addition to two beds, these often include a pull-out couch and a kitchen, so you can reduce out-of-pocket meal expenses and fit more people in the room.
Lisa will be available to expand on these tips and offer your viewers her picks for the best family road trips this summer.
More About Lisa Tucker McElroy: Lisa Tucker McElroy, a married mom of two school-aged daughters, regularly publishes articles and essays about marriage, parenting, and family in national magazines and websites such as Parenting, Cooking with Paula Deen, Vacation Byways and Family Travel Network. She is also the author of ten books for children. Lisa and her books have appeared on the Today Show, CNN, NBC Nightly News, and many other radio and television programs. She and her books have been featured in People, Time, Parents, and top U.S. daily newspapers.