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FREE Disney Park Maps offer

Here's a fun freebie that would be great if you're planning a trip to Disney World, or to commemorate favorite attractions from a trip you just took.  You can customize maps of all four Walt Disney World parks with your favorite rides and attractions, and have them sent to your door for free!  Just ... Read More →





Travel on a Shoestring: Yellowstone National Park with Kids

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It’s been a long, cold winter here in Northeast Ohio, so we’re declaring this to be Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring’s Travel Week!  We’ll share some new posts about fun, frugal destinations for your family vacations, along with general tips for frugal travel and surviving road trips with your ... Read More →


Road Tripping With Kids: Ready, Set, GO!

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My husband and I love to travel, and that hasn’t changed just because we had four kids (ages 9, 7.5, 5.5, and 3.5 this summer).  We’ve traveled all over the country with the kids in the past 9 years, including logging 6,662 miles with them last summer.  Trust me when I say that road tripping with ... Read More →


Disney Store Sale: Pre-buy your Disney Souvenirs!

This Disney Store is having its Twice Upon A Year Sale, with some great deals in many departments.  Click on each category, then sort by price low-high to find the best bargains.  There are sunglasses as low as $2.99, Planes movie toys starting at $3.99, plush toys and action figures for less than ... Read More →


Travel on a Shoestring: Feeding your family away from home

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When it comes to vacation expenses, food cost is a pretty big variable.  If you eat out every meal, you'll pay a bundle.  But vacation doesn't have to mean we completely blow the food budget.  Will you spend more than usual on food during your time away from home?  Probably.  Does it have to be tons ... Read More →


Disney Planning Book for Kids!

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The price has dropped on my favorite book for planning a Disney trip.  Birnbaum's Walt Disney World for Kids 2014  is down to $7.34 right now on Amazon, a savings of 43% off the list price (and a savings of $3 from the January sale price!). I love how this book tells kids all about the rides in ... Read More →


Travel on a Shoestring: Staycations

Since many kids are on Spring Break this week, it's a great time to take another look at "Staycation" fun! Transportation and lodging take up a huge chunk of the vacation budget.  That's why so many people are turning to the concept of Staycations: enjoying all the fun activities available close to ... Read More →


Travel on a Shoestring: Vacation Fun for the Family without Busting the Budget

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  As you plan your vacation, it's great to find ways to save on lodging and transportation and your meals and snacks to pinch as many pennies as possible.  But what about your vacation FUN?  The cost of family fun can range from near zero for a beach vacation to many hundreds for a place like ... Read More →


Disney Store: Save up to 40%!

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  Disney Store online as some great deals going on right now: 40% off select styles, and 25% off select costumes.  Both of these mean great deals on apparel, accessories, and toys for the kids if you're shopping for gifts, or if you're getting ready for a Disney trip!  Classic dolls are down ... Read More →


Travel on a Shoestring: Disney World

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It’s been a long, cold winter here in Northeast Ohio, so we’re declaring this to be Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring’s Travel Week!  We’ll share some new posts about fun, frugal destinations for your family vacations, along with general tips for frugal travel and surviving road trips with your ... Read More →


Travel on a Shoestring: Mount Rushmore and Jewel Cave

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It’s been a long, cold winter here in Northeast Ohio, so we’re declaring this to be Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring’s Travel Week!  We’ll share some new posts about fun, frugal destinations for your family vacations, along with general tips for frugal travel and surviving road trips with your ... Read More →


Travel on a Shoestring: Megan’s Month-Long Cross-Country Road Trip

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 Avoid Emergencies It's been a long, cold winter here in Northeast Ohio, so we're declaring this to be Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring's Travel Week!  We'll share some new posts about fun, frugal destinations for your family vacations, along with general tips for frugal travel and surviving road ... Read More →


Turbo Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack just $10!

Amazon has a crazy good deal on the Turbo Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack this morning, just $10!  This is a 74% savings off regular price, and may not last long.  It ships free with an Amazon Prime membership (get a Free trial if you haven't already!), or it ships free with a $35 purchase.  A good deal to ... Read More →


Travel on a Shoestring: Exploring National Parks with Kids!

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  All across our country, the National Park system offers free and frugal family fun for you and your family.  Many national parks, national forests, and national monuments are free all the time, and those that charge a fee are usually $25 or less per carload for a week-long pass.  Our ... Read More →


Travel on a Shoestring: Lodging and Transportation

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Ready to roll! Whether you're "Leavin' on a Jet Plane" or "On the Road Again," transportation and a place to stay will take up a big chunk of your vacation budget.  They're also areas where you can save a lot if you're willing to be flexible, do a little research and plan ahead. I'll admit that ... Read More →