gas prices are still much higher than most of us would like and that also factors into your travel costs whether you are driving or hopping on an airplane.
However, don't give up and remember that its not how much you spend on a vacation that really matters. The time spent together, talking, laughing and just having fun while creating memories is what really counts. Many families are choosing this year to find some fun things to do close to home and maybe splurge a little there instead of traveling to far away destinations. This page has some good vacation ideas close to home for those who are looking for some affordable family vacation ideas for this year.