Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a popular vacation spot, well within driving distance from many Midwestern cities in the United States. It has an unusual balance between kid friendly tourist attractions and easily accessible nature opportunities, situated as the main gateway city to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Melissa from The Family Voyage discusses the most common questions received after traveling as a family for two years. Here are some creative money-saving strategies beyond playing the basics.
Summer vacation, at least for our family, is synonymous with road trips. We, Bryan and Laurie, the founders of Budget Your Trip, decided it was time to step away for a couple of weeks and take the newest member of the family (our four month old daughter) on a driving adventure from Boston to Nova Scotia. Yes, it’s quite a long drive. And yes, everyone says it’s a challenge to travel with a baby. But we went anyway, because traveling is in our blood, and also because we’re a little crazy. To add to the reasons, believe it or not, this was our first time in Canada. We’ve trekked through the Sahara and the Gobi, swam in the Mekong and the Nile, but we have never visited our friendly neighbors to the North. Well, it was time to fix that!