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HAVE 4 KIDS WILL TRAVEL!
I LOVE TO TRAVEL whether it's to the local Callaway Gardens 2 hours away or to Germany. Have bag will travel! But wait! I have 4 (f-o-u-r) kids ages 5, 8, 9 and 16! With some creative planning, budgeting and a very patient husband, I can now say "Have 4 kids/4 bags will travel!"!
Before marriage and kids, I had a job that required 90% travel which was perfect for me! The "travel bug" has always given me an "itch" to travel but as a wife and mother I stayed "grounded" for awhile (changing diapers, nursing, etc.). The "travel bug" never completely got out of my system & so when the children got a little older I started the "Travel Bug Plan". I knew I had to start small so I focused on short, fun and well-known US destinations on the East Coast that could provide excitement and adventure to my wide range of ages. We started with the Nation's Capital, Richmond, VA, Miami, Niagara Falls and Puerto Rico. We then went to further destinations like St. Louis, Chicago, New Orleans and Panama Beach, FL. And still even further to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. My plan this year is to save money for passports so that we can expand our travel experience. In our travel adventures, I have learned how to travel on a budget with four children, make our trips fun and educational and exposed my children to a larger world that helps them to better appreciate life and home.
I want to inspire mothers not put off traveling just because they have kids and a limited budget. I want to show other mothers actual travel tips that work. I want to share my joy of living my dream of traveling and enjoying my children at the same time.
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