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How to plan the ultimate summer trip (on a busy family’s budget)


​​The kids are out of school and you’ve banked up just enough vacation time for this exact moment. After a few years of travel being limited, it’s time for the ultimate summer trip! But planning a summer trip can be intimidating, especially when you have a busy family schedule to keep up with. If you want to plan a summer trip the whole family will enjoy but aren’t sure you can make one happen, don’t worry. We’re here to help!

For busy families that have people to see and places to go, the vacation planning process can feel like a time vacuum that sucks all of the fun out of your summer trip. No wonder folks opt to visit expensive theme parks, adventure resorts and all-inclusive destinations. If you don’t have the time to plan a trip with multiple stops or schedule activities for each day, then a summer trip to a West Virginia state park or forest is exactly what you need. 

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