a business trip into a vacation
If you or your
partner travel on business a lot, why not turn one of those
business trips into a family vacation?
The employer pays
for the hotel, so why not tag along and stay for free? You
will only need to pay for your travel to and from the destination
(although it would be free if you are travelling by car, and
the employer is footing the bill for gas).
If your partner
is the one on business, you can spend the day doing activties
or sightseeing with the kids, then get all together when your
partner has free time, to spend quality family time together.
It is a nice change
of pace, and allows you and your family to experience different
cities, cultures and activities.
Check out the possible
destination in advance if possible - don't take your kids
along just because it is "free". You will still
need to pay for food, and if it turns out to be a town with
nothing for the kids to do, it will be a nightmare for you
and the kids couped up in the hotel room all day.