We’re going on a 10 day vacation to the beach, and we have some tips for you on how to travel on a budget!
Travelling can be so expensive, especially with kids.
Especially when it’s too far away to drive, and you have to book airfare for all of the kids.
Our first tip for travelling on a budget is to find the least expensive way to travel that fits your needs.
We have younger children, which means we have to travel with diapers, bottles, extra changes of clothes, lots of toys, etc.
Because of this, we chose to fly Southwest this trip.
It helped that Phillip had a ton of miles racked up from when he would travel each month for work, which paid for most of our trip.
The real reason we chose Southwest over other airlines is because of their checked-bag policy: everyone gets to free checked bags!
When you have two young kids that seem to somehow each take up a suitcase of their own, paying $20 per bag (*cough* Frontier) adds up.
Southwest also allows us to sit together as a family! There are no assigned seats, just designated boarding stages. And since we have young children, we get to board first.
Other airlines (*cough* Frontier) charge up to $25 per seat if you want to choose to travel together in assigned seats. Otherwise they’ll just stick you wherever there is space. That does not work well with a 2 and 4 year old.
But Southwest also has pricier tickets. If you have older children, or you don’t need to check any bags, then another airline might work better!
And even better, if you don’t have to stop every 90 minutes for potty breaks, you could even drive your family! We like to drive straight through the night while the kids are sleeping to get where we want to go.
Well, they’re calling our flight soon – gotta run! But we’ll keep updating you on this trip with the different ways we find to save!