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Spring Getaway Ideas

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Are you planning for a Spring vacation? While many people have already taken their Spring Break, there are a lot of families that enjoy quick trips or long weekends away. We recently spoke with founder of HipTravelMamaand travel expert Anne Taylor Hartzell, who shared new research from Expedia's Traveler Study about how American families are finding deals, where they are going and the hidden tips and tricks that can save your family money this Spring. Here are some of her tips for traveling this Spring.

People are Buying Package Deals. Anne noted that package deals are a great way to save money - as much as $500 per family - that is also a convenient and easy way to book a trip. It also takes the guesswork out of travel where you can budget and know exactly what is included in your hotel.

The Great American Road Trips are back! Not only are road trips economical, they are a great way to bond and see the U.S on the road. Anne also suggested taking shorter road trips and staying longer in their destination. This is allowing for greater flexibility, more chances to book at the last minute like via the Expedia app.

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Budgeting Depends. For Anne and her family traveling is a huge part of what they love to do where they sit down annually and plan. They determine what trips they want and what they have to spend. This helps her to not spend money on a TV or an item that might live on a shelf and put a huge value on her family vacations. She also stated that kids aren't going to remember the iPhone or games they have from their childhood, but the time and experiences and memories that they spent as a family.

Where are People Traveling? The study indicated that people are traveling to a lot of U.S. landmarks like the Washington Monument, Space Needle and the Statue of Liberty.

Tips for Kids. Anne loves to pack a backpack for her girls (things that they love), snacks, and treats for when they get crazy. They aren't allowed to open the bag until after they pass security so they fun and exciting activities to get them through the trip.

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