Last April I had a guest post appear on MoneySavingMom.com featuring ideas to save money while camping–or glamping as I often call it. 🙂 I outlined five ways our family saves money on our camping and touring adventures.
My No. 2 tip–coordinate your touring activities ahead of time–has saved us a lot of money in the past by doing the following:
Use the Visitor’s Center
During our 2014 trip to Charleston, SC, we stopped at the visitor’s center to sign our kids up for a free passport program. As we visited local sites that were connected with the program (many were free) the kids collected stamps in their passports and earned rewards.
Buy an “All-Access” Pass
If you plan to visit several area attractions, sometimes you can get a discount by buying a pass that gives access to several linked attractions. During our 2013 trip to Johnstown, PA, we purchased one pass at a discounted rate that gave us access to historic sites as well as a children’s museum.
Purchase Memberships for Locations you Visit Regularly
Consider purchasing a science center, museum, or zoo membership that has reciprocity with locations you plan to visit. This past year, we had a Carnegie museum membership in Pittsburgh that also gained us free access to COSI during a Columbus camping trip.
For more of my money saving tips, head over to read the full post at MoneySavingMom.com.