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Thrifty Family Travels is all about family adventures across the globe, looking for the best deals and saving money wherever possible without ever compromising on the experience.

The website will inspire you to get out and see the world with your kids – including international travel, interstate and even around your own city.  Family adventures are everywhere!

In every destination covered, you’ll find suggestions on the best family friendly attractions and accommodation, tips on where to save money and where to splurge and practical itineraries with details on how best to get around. 

And how do we know?  Because we’ve been to these places ourselves – you can find out more about who we are here.

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Best Hotels in Memphis for Families

Best Hotels in Memphis for Families

Struggling to decide where to stay in Memphis with family?  Looking for somewhere with easy access to all the Downtown tourist attractions, yet something affordable that won’t completely blow the budget?  Then read on - this guide on the best hotels in...

Family Weekend in Memphis Itinerary

Family Weekend in Memphis Itinerary

While a weekend trip to Memphis is certainly not enough time to see all the city’s fabulous attractions, a Memphis weekend getaway will at least give you a taste of what the city has to offer.  We recently spent 4 days in Memphis and still didn’t get to see...

Getting Around Memphis

Getting Around Memphis

Memphis is a fabulous place to take the, kids whether it's for a weekend or a week.  There is so much to do and overall it's a relatively easy city to get around.  However if you want some help in planning how to get around while in Memphis then this is the...

Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Memphis

Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Memphis

You've read our guide on all the awesome things to do in Memphis with the kids, and now you're after tips on the best kid friendly restaurants in Memphis.  Well, you've come to the right place because this guide covers all our top picks for the top kid...

Fun Things to do in Memphis with Kids

Fun Things to do in Memphis with Kids

There are so many fun things to do in Memphis with kids that you’ll need at least a week here!   Main image credit thanks to Craig Thompson Memphis is such a fascinating and colourful city with so much to offer families, particularly those with a...

Best Things to do in Anaheim with Kids

Best Things to do in Anaheim with Kids

When most people think of things to do in Anaheim with kids - they straight away think of Disneyland!  And of course, while most families take a trip to Anaheim to visit the Disneyland parks, there are actually heaps of other fun things to do in Anaheim besides...

Is Genie Plus Worth It For Disneyland?

Is Genie Plus Worth It For Disneyland?

Jump into any of the Disneyland Facebook groups, and one of the most common questions you’ll see is “Is Genie Plus Worth It For Disneyland?”  I was even asking myself, Is Disney Genie plus worth it before our recent trip to California. And the short answer is -...

Best Way to get from Disneyland to Universal Studios, Hollywood

Best Way to get from Disneyland to Universal Studios, Hollywood

Families visiting Los Angeles no doubt have a visit to Disneyland and Universal Studios at the top of their list - however, you may be surprised that these two popular theme parks are nowhere near each other. So if you’re planning on visiting both parks, you’re going...

The Best Things to do with Kids in LA – The Ultimate Guide

The Best Things to do with Kids in LA – The Ultimate Guide

With so many awesome things to do with kids in LA, you could easily spend a few weeks here and still not tick off all the family activities in LA.  When it comes to what to do with kids in LA, sure there are plenty of activities centred around the glitz and...

Best Hotels Near Disneyland for Families

Best Hotels Near Disneyland for Families

Looking for the best hotels near Disneyland for families?  Somewhere within walking distance to the parks, with great facilities for the kids?  Perhaps you’ve spent all your money on the parks, so now you’re just after the cheapest hotels in Anaheim?...

Is Universal Express Pass Worth it for Hollywood?

Is Universal Express Pass Worth it for Hollywood?

Jump into any of the Los Angeles Facebook groups and one of the most common questions you’ll see is, “Is Universal Express Pass worth it for Hollywood?”  I was even asking myself is the Universal Express Pass worth it before our recent trip to Los Angeles. And in...

Best Los Angeles Itinerary with Kids

Best Los Angeles Itinerary with Kids

Los Angeles - the city of Angels and also the city with an endless amount of things to do with the kids.  There is so much to do in Los Angeles with kids that you could spend a month here and still likely not do everything. However, no doubt you don’t have a...

Best Family Hotels in Santa Monica 

Best Family Hotels in Santa Monica 

Looking for the best family hotels in Santa Monica? Looking for somewhere close to the beach and pier - but with easy access to all the other Los Angeles attractions? Or maybe you’re just struggling to find good affordable hotels in Santa Monica for the family? ...

Best Family Hotels near Universal Studios Hollywood, CA

Best Family Hotels near Universal Studios Hollywood, CA

Looking for the best family hotels near Universal Studios Hollywood, CA?  Somewhere within walking distance or a quick ride via public transport?  Perhaps you’ve spent all your money on the VIP or Express Passes, so now you’re just after hotels near...

Best Things to do in Santa Monica with Kids

Best Things to do in Santa Monica with Kids

When thinking about the best things to do in Santa Monica with kids no doubt you’ve heard about the gorgeous beaches and the iconic pier, but are you aware of all the fun things to do at Santa Monica?  This gorgeous little beach town offers so much for families...