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How To Set A Budget For Your Family’s Next Vacation

Going on a family vacation can be quite expensive. However, with some proper planning it is possible to take a family vacation on a strict budget. Creating a budget for your vacation does not mean that you are not going to have any fun. In fact, it is quite possible to have a great time on your trip while not totally breaking the bank. There are several steps that you can take to ensure that your vacation is properly planned and goes off without damaging your financial status. Here are a few tips for budgeting for your next family vacation.

Brainstorm and Read Reviews

It is a good idea to start early when it comes to planning your family vacation. Pick a destination. Once you have chosen the place to go, read the reviews first. You may find that after reading some reviews that the place that you have chosen is not the best. If this is the case, choose a new destination or use the reviews to find the best possible choices. Continue reading

Revisiting Tagaytay: People’s Park In The Sky

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We were blessed to have had a couple of out-of-town trips last year, one of which is a trip back to Tagaytay. We’ve already been to the city a few year’s before the little man was born and I was just glad to be sharing the wonderful experience with Jared. While other people go to places like this clinic to relax and unwind, traveling to Tagaytay where the temperature is always delightfully cold is truly a recommended way to spend the holidays or celebrate a special occasion.

There are just so many places to see and visit, where the family can have such wonderful bonding experiences. One of those attractions, and sure is everyone’s fave, is the People’s Park In The Sky. Although it did not change much since our last visit, and if it did, I am betting all for the worse. The place look un-maintained and abandoned at best. But people still flock here for the breathtaking view of the rest of Tagaytay City. Entrance fee is very affordable at Php30 per head and honestly I won’t mind paying more if only they can improve the facilities and amenities inside and they ought to begin with repairing the park’s marquee! Anyway, that aside, our trip to the place is a nice one. We arrived early and the morning sun is just enough to keep us warm in the cold, Christmas-y weather. We opted to take the trek up instead of riding one of those jeepneys for hire at the entrance of the park.

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the view from People’s Park In The Sky’s viewing deck

The little one enjoyed the walk up and was all sweaty and excited by the time we make it to the top. He liked the bridge situated in the middle of the park best and made a number of trips to and fro. There were students taking photos in the bridge when we arrived so I was not able to take a few snaps of my own. Not to mention, Jared was just impossible to follow around with a camera. Besides, by the time we make it to the peak, the grown ups were both hungry so we grabbed a quick bite of hotdog sandwich from one of the stores found there.

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Prague For The Entire Family!

Taking a holiday with the entire family doesn’t always have to be a headache – you just have to find the right destination that will suit all your needs! Whether you’re travelling with energetic kids or young adults looking for the local hipster scene, Prague is a great place to take a break this year, and it’s not as expensive as you might think either. City breaks have a reputation for depleting your bank account, from expensive extra restaurant charges to pricey hotel rooms, but thankfully there are plenty of ways Prague can accommodate for any budget. This guide by the team at Cheapflights.co.uk takes a look at how the whole family can have a great time in Prague this year.

The Old and New Town

Prague is made up of four districts, however the Old Town and the New Town are the most popular when it comes to tourists. If you’re looking for culture and history on your city vacation, then Prague has it all, especially in the Old Town. From Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture everywhere you look, to traditional cafés, restaurants and market places, getting lost in the Old Town is an adventure in itself, and really must be experienced.

Then there’s the New Town, a splendid and seamless mixture of historic buildings and modern city life. If you’re staying in the New Town, you’ll only have to walk a few feet from your hotel to find some great shopping, luxury restaurants or entertaining street acts. Sparta Prague and Slavia Prague, two of the country’s biggest football teams, are only a short bus ride away, and with music venues all over the city, your favourite band might even be playing!

The Beer

If you and your loved one do manage to catch a break from your teenagers, why not leave them in the hotel watch movies and ordering room service while you check out Prague’s great pub and bar scene! One of the best things about Prague is the price of the beer, and although spirits remained banned, the price of beer is at an all time low. In some places, you can even get a pint of local beer or ale for £1!

The Art Galleries

The architectural movements that Prague has seen during its vast history come hand in hand with its great selection of art galleries, and these magnificent buildings house some of the world’s most famous masterpieces. If you’re after some culture on your city vacation, then the art galleries are superb place to start, and many of them don’t even charge to get in; just be sure to make a donation when you leave though.


Czech cuisine is some of the most diverse in the world, as the country has been influenced by some European heavyweights over the years. The traditional dishes are usually made up of soups, dumplings, cabbage and duck, however Czech cooking is best experienced away from the restaurants, and more towards the small gastro pubs in the suburbs.

Musings on Meanderings

Prague sure is one great family destination and I would love to visit it one day with my little man!  🙂

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