When you are planning a vacation on a tight budget, should you go through a travel agent, or should you do all of the planning yourself? Could the travel agent have access to more information about savings than you can find online? Is it possible to combine savings that you find on your own with the offers that a travel agent finds for you? My family has a very small vacation budget, but we still manage to do some fun things each year. Visit our family blog to find out what we do on our tight budget so you can get a few ideas about what you can do on yours.