Greetings fellow travelers! I've just returned from an epic 6 week journey through 5 countries with my husband and 10 and 12 year old daughters. We stayed in an assortment of lodgings, from youth hostels to scout camps, to friends' guest rooms to apartment rentals. If you have any questions about family travel on a tight budget, or would like info on our experiences, I kept a detailed journal and took about 5,000 photos, so I have much to share. Just send me a private message. Happy travels!