Spring break here again. I vowed last year that this year we were going to get the heck out of Chicagoland this year. And then we punked out again. We were going to drive to Tennessee and kick around there but then the forecast wasn't looking great so we bailed. Of course now it looks awesome there. Drat. So now I'm focusing on Summer vacation. I'm still having all the same problems. We're on a budget, tight budget. We have no miles, no points, no one travels for work. So it's us, the minivan and whatever hotel we can find cheap. I haven't been on Groupon in years but now I'm obsessed. Pouring over it every night. One of those deals must be the right one for us. Everyone wants to go to the beach. I don't know how really that's going to play out. We're definitely a shade family, not a full sun one. But I'm looking. The perfect non-crowded beach that's near cool stuff - state parks, museums, hiking instead of go karts, mini golf, carnival rides. I'm sure we're the only family in US looking for such a vacation, ha!
If anyone knows any good (cheap/family) travel blogs I'd love the link.
Somewhat ironically, we are not a very hard to entertain family. Yesterday we drove around Chicago taste testing different donuts after a stop at the Garfield Conservatory. Cheap, easy, everyone had fun.