August 11, 2009 Cost of a Disney vacation makes you queasy? Why not opt instead for the nausea you get from the spinning rides at your neighborhood carnival? NPR's David Schaper found plenty to keep the kids happy at a local fair (and a beer tent for the grown-ups).
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August 11, 2009 Major League Baseball comes with a major price tag, so check out a less expensive minor league game. The snacks are cheaper, the players are more accessible, and the fans are just as enthusiastic.
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August 10, 2009 Taking the family on an Alaskan cruise would cost NPR's Tom Goldman almost $4,000. So, instead of riding on the water, he opts for riding in the water. He takes the kids tubing on Oregon's Clackamas River for $12.50 a pop.
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wide drive in
August 10, 2009 With tickets to The Little Mermaid on Broadway fetching $121 a piece, NPR's Robert Smith opts to take the family to a drive-in movie instead. He learns that the low-cost option, complete with tiki torches and fireflies, might just be more fun.
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August 9, 2009 Would-be travelers bemoaning a weak economy as the reason to stay at home shouldn't be discouraged. Several travel experts have advice for travelers on a budget. One suggestion? Do research ahead on time on where you might want to eat.
August 8, 2009 Expensive vacations are simple. Plop your credit card down, worry about the cost later, and let the overpaid professionals take care of everything. But where's the challenge in that? Pulling off a cheap vacation is an art form, from careful research to intense haggling to the deal of a lifetime.
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June 1, 2009 Interactive Map: Do you have ideas for how to have fun on your days off where you live, or in a place you've visited? Are there free or low-cost art museums, exhibits, theater outings, recreation opportunities, beaches, dining and lodging or other amusement options that you want to let your fellow Americans know about? Tell us here and we'll add some of your submissions to our map.
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