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I just got back from a European vacation where I also took my daughters. I took a river cruise down the Danube from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. It was very enjoyable.

If your kids are like mine, they'll fondly remember this trip long into the future. Mine are 43 and almost 40 and still bring up vacations and other special events from childhood from time to time (DD also fondly remembers handing me the clothespins as a toddler & preschooler--special memories don't have to cost money, but the $100/day we spent renting a sailboat for a week most summers was pretty low-cost for a vacation.

I think between the cost of housing, college loans, and nanny/daycare, it's harder to save nowadays, especially on median income or less.
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