Choose the less expensive vacation.

Or said more expandedly: If you and your kids can experience the same amount of Joy on a vacation that costs less, by all means do it.

One benefit here is that you will be less tempted to experience regret when things don’t go perfectly.

And the good news is, kids often don’t need much to experience a great deal of wonder or have a lot of fun, especially if you haven’t set them up to need it. This can be a happy truth if you are very low on funds.

When it comes to extravagant trips, don’t start them young.

See the whole “Dads and Vacations” list of tips here