Family travel in the United States

Finn Olaf Jones, Adventure Travel Dad, shares advice for parents on how travel with your family throughout the United States for little to no cost
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I think the United States offers an incredible deal in terms of travel. I mean, this is a country where you could still travel almost for free. I say that because this is a place where you're still allowed to camp, virtually anywhere in the country as long as you stay - I mean, there's certain rules, you have to stay in a State National Park, you have to stay a certain distance away from roads. I never pay for camping when I'm in this country, and I've camped half an hour outside of New York City. So there's an awful lot of great opportunities, if you're willing to travel old style. You don't even need camping gear for things like that. When I'm doing off-road camping, I often just take a blankets, which is how people used to do it, it's actually a lot more comfortable than going with the camping gear. The other thing is, don't forget that these incredible social networking sites have come up where you can swap your apartment or your house for another apartment/house virtually anywhere in the country. And I have an awful lot of friends who are doing that very successfully and you have an awful lot of flexibility. Craigslist also offers very cheap accommodations. Now, more and more people are doing short term sublets of their apartments and houses in inner cities, so you can stay in somewhere like New York for very little, per day. So I think getting outside of the griddle of the usual tourist grid, which is very easy to do in this country offers incredible savings.
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Finn Olaf Jones, Adventure Travel Dad, shares advice for parents on how travel with your family throughout the United States for little to no cost

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Finn Olaf Jones

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A harrowing climb of Aconcagua in the Andes 15 years ago emboldened business analyst, Finn-Olaf Jones to write down his experiences and send them to Forbes who took the story. Finn now writes regularly for Forbes, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Traveler, the Travel Channel, and Adventure Travel magazine. He lives in Los Angeles with his lovely wife and five energetic children who can now all set up a tent in total darkness.  

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