With spring right around the corner and summer vacation coming up fast, too, it’s time to start planning a family getaway.

No matter where you take your family on vacation or how hard you try to avert disaster, however, some things can make a trip memorable for all the wrong reasons. But take heart: You can avoid potential pitfalls even before you depart.

Do the research, scroll through the gallery, and learn how to prevent vacation sabotage.

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