Hitting the road with kids in tow? You are in for an adventure! After 20 years of motherhood, I know that vacationing with children is not without its challenges, but I’m equally convinced that it’s worth the effort. We’ve found that getting outside our comfort zone provides us with huge bonding moments. (Even that time the takeout pizza took two hours to arrive at our Le Mans hotel, with hamburger on it instead of pepperoni, has found a treasured place in our collective memory.)
As I type, I’m packing up six kids for a month in Europe. For the second time. No, I’m not crazy. Or rich. In fact, the only way we’re able to swing such a travel endeavor is to do it on a budget. Here are 10 tips that help me and my family eat well and affordably while on the road.