Sometimes you may be looking for something to do that is reasonably priced, whether it is in your hometown, a nearby drive, or a favorite vacation spot. My family has discovered that an annual membership in a science museum (and undoubtedly other types of museums as well) can not only pay for itself after a couple of trips, but if your local museum has a reciprocal relationship with other places, your membership may be valid in those other cities, too. For example, the wonderful Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey partners with countless other facilities. In recent months, this has enabled us to visit museums in Boston and Chicago as well. An excellent list of participating science centers is available at http://www.astc.org/members/passlist.htm.
With the growth of the internet and, more recently, the omnipresence of social media, the opportunity to learn about your destination and to save money at the same time is greater than ever. When most of us search on Google, we enter a simple text phrase. But did you know that when you view the results you can also filter the results to see photos, videos, maps, and other items. This can be wonderful when traveling to new cities or countries, national parks, theme parks, etc. We have also discovered that there can be significant price differences depending on where you are booking a trip or hotel or car rental. For example, an airline may be running a promotion on its website for a car rental, at a price substantially lower than on the car rental company's website. Another example, when traveling to the Disney theme parks, there are terrific planning websites that are geared to the adults planning (and paying for) the trips - www.passporter.com, www.mousesavers.com, and allears.net come to mind. Local media outlets (newspapers, TV and radio stations, etc.) also may provide a flavor of your destination that might not otherwise be obvious. So for your next trip, just remember that a little research may help you save and enjoy a little more. Bon voyage!!
Blog Author - Ken Felsher
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