Biography

Meagan Francis has been writing about family lifestyle and travel for national outlets for over five years, with credits including Midwest Living, Family.com, Parenting, AAA Living and Parents. A native Midwesterner who enjoys exploring her own backyard as much as more far-flung locales, Meagan loves to hit the road with her five young children and then share what she learns with her readers. Her work often focuses on travel with larger-than-average families, a topic she covers in detail in her book Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family in a Small-Family World, as well as on the website Larger Families. Learn more about her life and work on her website, MeaganFrancis.com.


Meagan Francis's Articles

Away Article, May 2011
Ten Ways to Do Theme Parks on a Budget
A theme-park vacation can be pricey. It can cost hundreds of dollars a day just to get in the gate! Though the coasters are thrilling, the racing heart and sweaty palms shouldn't continue once you're homebound and cash-counting. Here are ten ways we've found to do theme parks on the cheap.
Away Article, May 2010
Family Trips to Knots Berry Farm
Away Article, May 2010
Family Trips to Epcot Center
Away Article, September 2009
Family Vacations to Bangkok, Thailand
Away Article, June 2009
Family Vacations to Galveston, Texas
Away Article, February 2009
Family Vacations to Lafayette, Louisiana
Away Article, February 2009
Family Vacations to Duluth, Minnesota
Away Article, February 2009
Family Vacations to New Orleans, Louisiana
Away Article, July 2008
One Big, Traveling Family
Unless your last name is Jolie-Pitt, traveling with more than three kids is next to impossible; but with the right mindset and travel tools your larger-than-average family can take an amazing, affordable vacation all together.

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