Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summertime, Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime!

Memorial Day is just around the corner!
We all know what that means -- Vacation!
The pools are opening, the kids are getting out of school for the summer, the weather is getting warmer (or hotter!), and we are all getting geared up to GO SOMEWHERE!
Spring Fever Leads to Summer Vacation!
With gas prices so high this year (and we thought it was bad last summer!), we are trying to save money any way we can. Many families will be choosing "stay-cations," where they are just taking day trips to fun spots near where they live. This can be a great way to have some fun doing things just around the corner, you didn't even know were there!
If you're like me, though, you still want to get away somewhere. There's a big difference just NOT being at home for a few days. You don't have the "to-do list" lurking in the background, you don't have to worry about any obligations; you can just do what you want. We like to do a lot of lounging on our vacations. Although this mentality keeps us from seeing ALL the hot spots at our vacation destination, it brings us home relaxed and refreshed!
So we try to save money with our travel and lodging. One way we do this is with Endless Vacation Rentals. They offer discounted week-long stays at resorts around the country (and around the world, too), so you can spend the week at a resort for less than you would pay for a hotel room. You've got more room to stretch out, usually have a kitchen and living room, space for Mom & Dad & the kids to have their own rooms, and many times amenities that most hotels don't offer, such as some great activities for everyone.
Check out www.evrentals.com and use code SB72497650 to get an additional 10% off.
We also try not to vacation too far away, saving us a little bit on gas. Our kids are still pretty young (4 1/2 and 2), so they are not really good about being in the car for long periods. 3 - 5 Hours is about the longest we want to be in the car. So we plan our vacations for destinations fairly close to home, and let the kids watch DVDs in the car - but ONLY when we are going to be traveling far, so it's a treat!
Remember to stay safe, use sunscreen when you are in the sun, and stay cool when it's too hot out.
Have a great summer!

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