'Tis the season for summer travel and organizational guru, Jill Pollack joins us with the savvy traveler’s packing guide.
It’s summer travel season…best-selling author and founder of momcentral**** Stacy Debroff, has the scoop on how savvy families should pack their summer survival kit.
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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 20, 2009 - Most families are still planning summer vacations despite tough economic conditions, according to a recent survey from Disney Family****. While 82 percent of surveyed families plan to take vacations, 33 percent of those families are scaling back by spending less time or money on trips this year. Conversely, families who are not traveling this summer cite budgetary and economic concerns as the top reasons they are staying close to home.
Specific ways in which families are adjusting their summer vacation plans include:
* Fifty-six percent are taking shorter trips,
* Forty-one percent are driving versus flying,
* Forty percent are figuring out ways to eat out less often while on vacation.
The worst of the recession may be in our rear-view mirrors, but Triple A says Americans won’t be spending much more this year than they did last – because they’re still worried about their finances.
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Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start to summer, time to plan those family road trips. The average summer long distance trip is 284 miles, a long time for families traveling with children. Eileen Ogintz provides summer travel tips.
Travel Expert, Marybeth Bond has several summer travel solutions to help things go smooth on your trip.
If you are looking to get a jump start on your summer travel plans, TravelZoo's Gabe Saglie has a few tips.
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Research shows family trips can strengthen bonds, and when those connections with loved ones inspire you to travel it uncovers truly meaningful – sometimes surprising – experiences. We’ve got the latest tips to get more bang from your travel buck and uncover what matters most through travel from travel expert, Kelly Rizzo and Director of Research for Ancestry, Jennifer Utley.