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Versatile Vacation

F. Lewin

Sizzling sunshine. Schoolbags stashed. Ices galore. Tantalizing BBQ’s. Camp. The beach. It’s vacation! Your head spins and you start seeing green: green dollars, plenty of them, money you don’t want to spend on these pricey, ‘everyone-is-going,’ places. Is everyone really going? Do vacations have to mean a hole in the pocket? Read on and discover how some families enjoyed wonderful vacations on a budget.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A staycation.  Going-away-vacations are fun, but so exhausting and expensive. If you stay at home and check out the sites in your city, you can always return to your own bed at night (plus, no bed-bugs!)

Bracha, N.Y., U.S.A

 

We stay at home and make backyard barbecues, varying the menu and fun activities, each day. My children enjoy singing around the barbecue and sometimes we invite friends or family to join.

Shira, Passaic, NJ

 

Go to the closest body of water – a lake, the ocean, or a stream. You can have a picnic. If it’s windy out - fly a kit. Play catch ... There’s something about activities near a beautiful lake/sea which enhances the whole outing and evokes the most special memories later on.

Rena, Lakewood, NJ

 

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