1. Remember that spending quality time together is the most important part of family travel.
2. Be realistic: Only take trips you know you can comfortably afford.
3. Avoid destinations that don't appear legitimate. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
4. Work with an outfitter whenever possible, especially when traveling to remote destinations.
5. Save, save, save. Expand your destination options by saving for your trip in advance.
6. All-inclusive vacations are tempting because they can limit the number of times you have to reach for your wallet. But be sure to check for “hidden” expenses before booking travel.
7. Consider taking an educational vacation — it's a great opportunity for your family to learn something together.
8. Long-term travel planning can help you save, but some of the best deals are for last-minute weekend getaways.
9. Combine business or trips to see extended family with your vacation for extra savings.
10. Can't decide where to go on a day trip? Put ten doable destinations in a hat and let each family member draw one each month until you've been to each.