Category: Vacation


Frugal and Fun Road Trip – Ottawa to Toronto

This is part two to our little summer adventure! You can read the fist part here, which shares the stops we made while driving from the Greater Toronto Area to Ottawa and what fun we had in Ottawa that first day. Day 2 Stop 1: Breakfast in the hotel (FREE). One of the things I […]

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Frugal and Fun Road Trip – Toronto to Ottawa

Road trips are so much fun aren’t they? The planning ahead of time, shopping for fun snacks, and of course the actual trip itself is always a blast! We love driving places as a family, since it’s cheaper, and our kids are pretty great in the van (remember when we did an epic 10 day […]

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More Frugal Summer Fun

Not all of us have access to beautiful sandy beaches or even a pool in our very own backyard. But fun can still be on the agenda this summer, and it doesn’t have to come at a high price either!  From extra A/C bills and high priced summer camps (we are sending our oldest to […]

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Frugal Family Vacation Series Part 4 – All the Little Extras

Are you still with me? Hopefully you’ve found some really useful information so far in this series. I really believe that a great family vacation is attainable for anyone, if you plan properly! If you are really trying to watch your spending and stick to a tight budget, watch out for all the little extras […]

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Frugal Family Vacation Series Part 3 – Road Trip Hacks

Road trips can be fun for everyone, families of all sizes, and kids of all ages, if you plan right! We are a family of 6, with kids ranging in ages from 7 down to 15 months, and we love road trips! From driving for just a few hours to trips that last several days, […]

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Frugal Family Vacation Series Part 2 – Saving on Travel and Attractions

Thanks for stopping by to check out part 2 in my Frugal Family Vacation Series! I hope that first post didn’t overwhelm you with information. There are so many ways that you can save money while planning your trip, I want to make sure to cover them all! This post is a little simpler, and […]

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Frugal Family Vacation Series Part 1 – How to afford a vacation while living on a budget

So you want to get away? Don’t we all! Planning a family vacation should be a fun time, but sometimes it can be daunting and stressful if you have a budget to keep to. We have planned many little getaways while living on a tight budget, and keeping the trip to a tight budget too. In […]

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The Best of Boston – Day 3 & 4

Day 3 – This day was actually Monday July 1st, which is Canada Day. And what better way to start the day, than by hitting up a brewery tour at 10am! After another great (and free) breakfast at the hotel, we took the T (their subway system) to the Samual Adams brewery. Never having been […]


The Best of Boston – Day 1 & 2

My husband and I both love to research things, whether it is for a big purchase, or a trip, we want to make sure we are getting the most for our money and making the right decisions. When planning our trip to Boston, my husband did loads of research, checking out all the blogs and […]

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