Stress-free vacation planning

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Emily Kaufman, known as The Travel Mom, has been helping talk show host Steve Harvey plan his summer vacation all week and now she has some suggestions for how to make your upcoming trips less stressful and even more enjoyable.

The Travel Mom recommends you search for travel packages to help save money overall. These packages can offer great added value.

85 percent of vacations are planned by mothers and they often don't get to enjoy it because she plans for everyone but her. Select a destination that has activities for everyone to enjoy. The Travel Mom suggests Huntington Beach, Calif. as an example.

You wouldn't get behind the steering wheel of your vehicle without insurance so why invest so much money in a vacation without protecting yourself against unknown variables.

Where can people have a chance to win trips? Visit The Travel Mom on Facebook for promotional contest offers.