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Our family of 8 just got back from a week in California visiting family and seeing the sights. California (especially the Bay Area!) is a fairly expensive place to stay, so I thought it would be instructive to see what the costs were for our family’s trip. We were there for 6 1/2 days – flew out Wednesday morning; flew back Tuesday night. Now we are pretty frugal folks in general, but it’s also awesome to see how using miles and points can make a HUGE difference in helping families to be able to travel.
The big 3 costs (flights, hotel, rental car)