05/29/2013 04:10 pm ET

Vacation Planning For Blended Families: Readers Share What You Need To Know

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Stressed out over planning a vacation with your blended family this summer? Don't sweat it, we've got you covered!

Just last week, we asked a handful of HuffPost Divorce experts to weigh in with their best advice on planning a blended family vacation. (Some standout tips? Plan something for everyone involved and if you can swing it, book a separate couples' trip with your spouse to recoup from the family outing!)

As a follow-up, we decided to ask our readers on Facebook and Twitter to share any blended family vacation tips they may have picked up from trips in the past. Click through the slideshow for real talk on everything from setting expectations ("Don't expect the freaking Brady Bunch" on this trip -- or anytime, really!) to dealing with the ex while you're away. When you're done clicking through, head to the comments and share your best advice on vacation planning for stepfamilies.

Readers Stress-Free Blended Family Vacation Tips

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