How to save money with a green, fun packed family vacation

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Staycations can be the greenest and cheapest of vacations. Just turn the lights off, get out, and enjoy your city. Find a neat organic food market that you never knew about, spend time in your favorite park or hang out in your backyard. With a staycation a family takes an allotted time off not to jet off to new pastures, but to take time to enjoy old pastures. The English philosopher, George Moore’s quote confirms this idea. “A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.


Some other green advantages of staying close to home are: less stressful, less travel and fuel expenses, less consumption and waste, more local interest in your local community, and more ways to give back to your local community.


Other reason to consider a staycation:

Joe Heller’s carton gives some smart reason to embrace a staycation.

Or, if you want more convincing of why not to take a long family road trip vacation, take a look at this clip from “National Lampoon Vacation” where Clark drives the family “truckster” off a closed road.



Ready for your staycation?  For more information the following  articles provide some ways and resources for taking a family staycation

ParentingSquard’s  “23 Family staycation Ideas for a Spectacular Summer,” is gives green, fun ideas with no cost or little cost.


SierraClubGreenHome’s “Staycation: Environmentally Friendly Vacation”, gives how to tips on finding green staycations.


SavingsLifeStyle’s “family Staycation ideas by cities includes cities in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Mountain, Pacific, South Atlantic, and South Central regions. Take a look and you’ll find a vast list of staycations summer ideas that might be just right for your family.


Enjoy your staycation: 

May it you bring your family sunny and bright lasting memories



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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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