Half the fun of going someplace is getting there, and with travel, getting there involves research and planning. It's easier to save money when your trip is well planned and especially when your vacation is combined with a trip to see relatives or for business. Working together, your family can construct a budget and choose activities. You'll enjoy watching your family's anticipation grow with every step in the planning process. Hey, it can even be fun! Vacation planning can bring the whole gang together. Planning, of course, is part of the journey.