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I know some have already packed up the SUV and hit the road.  It's that time.  Thousands of Saskatchewan families are leaving home for a summer vacation.  It's so exciting.  You're about to make memories to last a lifetime but, let me tell you from experience, not all of my memories of family vacations are good.  

The experts have tips for us these days and I've found some good ones for you.

--Pack light and pack with intention.  Good luck with that one.

--Always have some cash on hand.

--They say parents should make some sacrifices and step out of your comfort zone and try adventurous things like horseback riding or roller coasters.

--Don't eat out every day for three meals a day.  You'll save money and get good nutrition if you pick up some of your favourite fruits and veggies and have a picnic or two.

--Know your limits and escape each other for short periods of time every day.  Remember, most families don't spend 24 hours a day together so it doesn't take long to get irritated.

And, perhaps the best tip:  Make a plan and set a schedule.  Remember, summer time is vacation time for most so if you don't have reservations for lodging and campgrounds, you might face some challenges.  

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