2015 brought with it record spending on travel. To me, that’s not at all surprising. As a working mom with two college-bound boys, I’m typically stretched in a million directions. My family is heading to nearby Key Largo, Florida, in just a few weeks, but no matter where we vacation – far away or in the backyard – each day brings new adventures and memories. For me, family vacations are truly priceless.

With spring break upon us and summer travel around the corner, I know other busy parents are looking forward to special time together with their kids. But what to do? And how can you do it safely? And on budget?

Whether taking advantage of our Priceless Cities program, which offers one-of-a-kind experiences that will keep even rowdy teens enthralled, using our Global Concierge to book hotel deals, or making sure you understand and can take advantage of the protections your card offers.

Check out these 10 tips to make the most of your next vacation.