My daughter just finished PreKindergarten. Throughout the school year, I pencilled in dance classes, library events, playdates and doctor appointments into my calendar, but until very recently, I never did get around to scheduling a vacation.
Before having kids, my husband and I would fly to Cancun or Punta Cana. With just the two of us, costs seemed manageable, but, now, with airfare to most beach destinations averaging around $400 per person (we are a family of 4), we are renting and staying closer to home.
Here's a quick rundown on why I believe rentals offer the best mix of comfort and value for families:
- More space! Renting a house or condo affords way more space than a standard hotel room. The kids get their own room, which also provides