Monday, January 14, 2008
Beyond fun and relaxation, vacations also provide opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. While these sights are breathtaking at any age, there's something extra special about seeing them as a child—or just through the eyes of one. Plus, view our slide show
of family trip photos from readers.
CALLING ALL READERS
We're collecting any and all of the tried-and-true tactics you've picked up from years of traveling with the kids in tow. (How do you get your kids involved in the trip planning? What are your methods for getting through security?) Summer's around the corner! Email us at FamilyTravel@BudgetTravel.com
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Forty-seven senators want the government to allow citizens to carry loaded handguns and other firearms in national parks. The senators don't need to pass legislation to change this policy—instead, they can just petition the Interior Department. You tell us: Is the ban on ready-to-fire weapons a violation of your constitutional rights? Are lonely wilderness trails one of the places you'd most want to have your handgun at the ready?
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I never visit Las Vegas without the latest edition of the American Casino Guide
. It has tons of two-for-one meal coupons, along with gaming and entertainment coupons and gambling tips. If you use it wisely, the book can pay for itself in a day. —Mary Ellen Maille, Colchester, Vt.
SPILL YOUR SECRETS
We'll spotlight readers' most helpful tips in a future magazine issue. Here's this week's question: "I'm going to Boston for a weekend in January to visit my college roommate. She's semi-new to the city, so we'll be exploring it together. Where can we go for an inexpensive night out? A great vegetarian meal? An interesting history lesson? A fabulous breakfast? Fun live music?" —Sara Morrow, Editorial Assistant
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THE REAL DEALS
We've updated our list of affordable packages for skiing in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Utah—plus Austria and Canada—from $56 per person.
why they're a deal
Airfare and an all-inclusive, five-night stay on the Riviera Maya, where you can explore rain forests, archaeological ruins, beaches, and underwater caves, from $879 per person.
why it's a deal
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Ross Wehner, coauthor of Moon Handbooks Peru
, answers your questions on Tuesday, January 15, at noon (ET).
Submit a question now