For many families taking a vacation this year will be even more difficult than in years gone by what with spiraling fuel costs and the fear of economic slow down affecting nearly every family in the land.
For many people their annual family vacation is the only time that they get to spend any real quality time with their whole family away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and the family vacation is an important part of most families bonding ritual.
Take away the annual family vacation and many families would fall apart.
It is forecast by most economic experts that most families will try to cut back on their non essential spending by as much as 25 per cent over the next few months in an attempt just to make ends meet.
All of this does sound rather doom and gloom but it does not have to be, by making the right choices you can have your family vacation even if you do have a large family.
Many large families need to take a holiday to be able to recharge their batteries after a long year of working and providing for their kids, these are the realities of life that the bigger the family the harder you have to work to support them but even in hard times that we are facing at the moment it is still possible to be able to provide a wonderful holiday for your family at a reasonable cost.
For many people a holiday is something that involves sitting on a beach or relaxing by a pool, as anyone with a large family will tell you, the more kids you have the less likely this is to happen.
So if that is the case why even look at booking a holiday that involves in staying in a hotel, why not look at alternative forms of holiday accommodation? Camping is one such alternative that is very cheap and can be great fun for all of the family.
If you have family members who want to enjoy the creature comforts that a hotel can provide then you will be pleased to know that most of the modern family campsites have amazing facilities that would be the envy of many lower class hotels.
These campsites also provide fantastic on site entertainment for all the family including kids play clubs to keep the children amused and adult keep fit classes to keep Mum and Dad busy.
If you do not fancy cooking for yourself the campsite will usually have a nice bar and restaurant complex that can help take the pressure off of having to cook each night.
If you do not fancy camping why not look at renting a private holiday home? These are available in hundreds of locations all over the world which means all you have to do is find yourself a cheap flight to a resort and then search on the inter web for a private holiday home in that resort.
The beauty of renting a private holiday home is that you only pay for the accommodation not for the number of people staying there, so if you do have a large family and need a large holiday home you will pay a set fee for the duration of your stay.
To make the cost even cheaper you could always invite more family or friends on holiday with you to help share the cost of your large holiday home.
For many families missing out on a family vacation just isn't an option and with the right planning and preparation it does not have to be an option.
Search on the inter web for large holiday homes and even the biggest of families should be able to enjoy a vacation this summer.