two ways to save money and eat better when flying

We recently traveled to Florida to visit my brother and his family.  In order to stick with our healthy habits and save a little money I did two things:  First, we stuck with water and second, we brought our own meals with us to the airport.  I knew we would enjoy plenty of splurges while we were in Florida so I wanted to stick to our normal eating habits during travel.

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Family Picture CO

Every summer we go to Colorado for a family vacation.  My dad and step-mom live there in the summer so it’s the perfect opportunity to visit them and have an affordable vacation.  There are so many activities to do and it’s such a nice break from the brutal Texas heat!  What I love most about our Colorado trips is that we stay really active while on vacation.  It works out really well with our two young boys.  And as they grow up there will be more and more we are able to do as a family.

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We are trying to do a few new things in our area this summer.  One of the things on our list was a visit to Great Wolf Lodge.  So this past week we spent a night there.  We had tons of fun and exhausted ourselves for sure!  We were there from Thursday at 1:00 until Friday at 4:00 and we spent the majority of our time at the water park.

I know most people want to take a complete break from cooking or planning for meals when they are on vacation.  And I think that’s good to do sometimes; it can be part of the fun.  I’m all about splurging and enjoying foods you don’t normally eat but sometimes I’d just rather try to stick to healthy eating even though I’m away from home.  Since I had the time Thursday morning I decided to go ahead and pack most of our meals.  I did this not only to save money but also so that we could still eat somewhat healthy while we were there.  I knew that we’d be really active the whole time and my kids do so much better when they don’t eat tons of junk.  Plus, we only stayed one night and traveled less than 30 minutes to get there.  So it really wasn’t inconvenient for us to bring our own foods.

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