6 Ways to Have a Successful Family Staycation

The average family spends $2,000 to $4,000 on a family vacation—about 10 to 15 percent of their total income. That's a lot of money for memories.

With high costs and stress levels, it's no surprise families are opting out of flying somewhere new when holidays and extended breaks come along.

At-home vacations have been gaining popularity since 2010. Google searches for the term "staycation" have grown 58 percent since then, with a 10 percent increase each year.

A staycation can be the answer to many of the typical traveling woes. They're flexible, easy to plan and affordable. Plus, you don't have to deal with jet lag, crowded airports or keeping your kids entertained in a foreign place.

Interested in trying one out? Here are six ways to plan a successful family staycation.

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