STUDIO CITY ( — The Travel Mom, Emily Kaufman, visited the KCAL9 studios Monday to share her money saving tips and discuss how to get the most bang for your buck, during the summer travel season.

Tip one:

You can find added value and a place that offers something for every family member so no one has to miss out on having a vacation experience.  Look for places that have structured activities for kids and family friendly pool areas.  There are plenty of resorts that have family fun activities and offer stuff for mom and dad too.  Mom can sneak away for a spa experience or a relaxation break and dad can play some golf.  (VIDEO OF LA COSTA TO SUPPORT MY MESSAGES)

Tip two:

Consider visiting a destination in the “off season”.  You can have a 5 star vacation at 3 star prices by doing this. Warm weather spots tend to get deeply discounted during the summer and still have all kinds of amenities and perks available.  Palm Springs can be awesome for a family during the summer because the hotels have amazing pool areas and lots of activities for family fun.  (VIDEO OF RANCHO LAS PALMAS LAZY RIVER AND POOL AREA IN PALM SPRINGS).  If you are looking for a grown up trip for either a romantic escape or a girlfriend’s getaway Scottsdale Arizona is deeply discounted during the summer and has so much for a relaxing adults only vacation.  (VIDEO OF MONTELUCIA IN SCOTTSDALE)

Tip Three:

Take advantage of brand wide offers at hotels across the country.  Each summer hotels have a special deal that you can capitalize on.  Becoming a member of loyalty programs helps you to be aware of them because hotels will proactively communicate with you.


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