5 ways to increase luxury value without luxury EXPEnse to your family vacation:
Stay in Luxury Hotels: Yes, of course you can. Always my mantra: Plan Ahead, Plan Ahead, Plan Ahead! If you are limited to traveling during school breaks, you know these are the most expensive times to travel. But you can also easily plan ahead. Typically, school calendars come out at least a year in advance, so visit websites or your travel professional (which I admittedly am not) and find a variety of early bird rates for beautiful luxury resorts or cruises.
Splurge on Food and Drinks: At home during the year, I limit soda and candy for my kids. But now we are on vacation! For the one or two weeks, a little bit of extra sweets won't hurt and the splurge makes everyone feel a little luxurious. Try that fine dining or specialty restaurant you heard about. We typically save upscale restaurants for birthdays and anniversaries at home, but on vacation you should experience everything.