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    Posted August 2, 2013 by
    Santo Domingo
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    Cheap Family Vacations

    Me and my family wanted to have the perfect vacation and as we lived on a tropical country where the 356 days of the year are summer we needed to go to the extreme, I mean, the cold, since May my son 6 years old I wanted to see snow. so I planned a trip to new york in mid-January to New York, but had some drawbacks.

    The first was the economic part, my family consists of four members, my wife and my two children.

    The second was the weather, I was not sure that my children would endure the extreme cold of New York in January where temperatures were at -8 degrees below zero in some days.

    The third part of the housing, the idea was to go to New York and being on vacation 10 days, but being with young children.

    So I started looking for options and the first obstacle for our family adventure were the passages. My country Dominican Republic has one of the highest tax burdens in air transport, for a seat pay much tax, so you have an idea for 3 airfare from Santo Domingo to New York at that time was almost U.S. $ 2,300 dollars and was way too and we had no hope of traveling and thankfully my youngest son Michael that time had one old seat-and so I did not pay that's why I can think to do the following: Go to the website of jetblue and look at the itinerary says multi-city and made a journey coming to a cheaper city and scale in this case Orlando Florida that is cheaper the Orlando airfare and moved on to New York and with that move we saved us $ 1,200 dollars. But there was a problem, the scale that was offered us three days, so in orlando should we stay for three days and then leave for new york.

    Quickly I remembered that the best friend of my mom lives in orlando and she had invited some time and wanted to meet the children. The call and explain the situation and we will gladly acceded to his house we were in at the time of the scale for those days.

    Arriving in Orlando my mom's friend Rosario we look at the airport and in the following days gave us a tour of the city taking us to places and places where it was all completely free and we all enjoyed the stay of those days for that wonderful city.

    The second stop was New York the flight we got was very cheap for what we leave Orlando at 4am. We arrived to New York very early and took a taxi to the apartment of my exposé Prima where we were going to take the next few days in this beautiful city.

    As expected it was very cold but my children were adapted to my surprise. My wife and I went to a supermarket near the apartment to buy bread, milk, juice and some goodies for our journey on the Big Apple (Manhattan) and so we stuck to the lunch where we ate in restaurants adsequible our budget .

    As in Orlando via internet visit places where there were free activities for children and adults such as Central Park that has many activities for all audiences and is free. Time Squarde, Toy us, Broklin Bridge, Zone 0 and many other things that do not cost a penny and enjoy it to the fullest.

    All the time we moved in the new york metro and cellular through me down an application that shows a Metro map and you can route without fear of losing you.

    With all that my wife and I went shopping in New Jersey where you do not pay taxes on what you buy and it saved us a lot and we arrived safely back home and even got some money leftover budget and are planning the next adventure family using this same technique for the family trip a pleasure.
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