Camping has long served as a top vacation option for frugal families, and it's easy to see why its popularity continues to grow. All you need to enjoy the great outdoors is a tent, some basic gear and a sense of adventure.
Try booking a site at local campgrounds or parks, or simply pitch a tent in the backyard to get a taste of the great outdoors while staying close to modern conveniences, like your bathroom. Banish cell phones and other mobile devices and enjoy this opportunity to talk to your family without electronic interruptions. Keep kids busy searching for constellations, roasting marshmallows and telling stories 'round the campfire.