The American summer vacation is a seasonal tradition.  It's when memories are made, experiences are shared and sometimes when bills pile up.

The latest research shows that more and more families across the country are planning responsibly and considering their budget when it comes to summer travel plans to make the most of their vacations.

Nearly 70 percent of parents planning a summer vacation said they expect to spend the same or less this summer than they did last year.

Planning ahead means planning smart and will give you the best shot at scripting the perfect vacation for your family and your budget.  Click here on momseveryday.com for tips on how to maximize your vacation budget.