People have asked us how much it costs to travel to every state in America and it is a hard question to answer. For us it costs almost the exact same that living in a 2300 square foot house cost. It might seem like we are living a really expensive lifestyle because we see so many great places, like museums,zoos, and historical sites, but in reality we spend very little on our family fun. Playgrounds and capitol building tours are always free, which is why we visit them where ever we go. Packing a lunch costs the same in a large house or in Washington DC. Yes, we have found the cost of goods is close to uniform across the country, so if something is a little more expensive in one place, then something else is probably a little cheaper. The reason it is almost impossible to answer the question how much does it costs to travel to every state in America is because it largely depends on the traveler. If you are the type to try to save a dime anytime it is possible, then it will be cheaper than for someone who spends without a worry. Since we are frugal travelers, who like to save money, we thought we would share some of our money saving tips we use while traveling America with kids.
The opportunity we have had to visit some of the most beautiful places in this country has been priceless. Going to national parks has somehow become a part of what we do. We had no idea when we started out on this crazy adventure that going to national parks was to become such an integral part of our whole experience. They are all so unique and amazing, each one is different and we are surprised to keep finding that we love all of them. Visiting them with our children has created some unforgettable memories for our entire family. Having our kids right there with us is not always easy, but totally worth every moment.