I’m in a particularly, lucky situation. My husband travels a crazy amount for work, ( I mean a lot!). We therefore, can usually all fly to Europe, for between 3-4 weeks, each year, for free, on points.
By using short term rentals ( VRBO, HomeAway), we have usually found cheap ways to stay. And this usually means we can eat at least half our meals in the rental. I’m trying to stress, that just because we can fly for free, we can’t afford to live lavishly while away, nor would we like to (anyone read “Europe through the backdoor” by the awesomest Rick Steves?)
My children therefore, have been to most European countries. All Mediterranean, and Baltic countries.
This year, my husband traveled even more, and we basically have enough to travel anywhere. That’s right, anywhere in the world. We are trying to plan a summer vacation for approx 4 weeks ( I know that summer is peak season, most everywhere, but summer is when my husband can take his vacation, plus the kids are out of school)
My kids are 11, 9, and 4. They have been to most of Europe, and a lot of North America. Where do you think we should go, this summer, given our limitations... we can fly free anywhere in the world, with youngish kids, but can’t afford to live lavishly once there. I would love any advice!