Its that delicate balance of interests, more complex than a Congressional subcommittee. Its that persistence to find the right blend of activities that satisfies everyone. Its the think-on-your-feet flexibility to adapt when things dont play out the way that you planned. Its the after-the-fact hindsight that helps you do it better next time. And just when you think youve got the kids figured out, they change on you. Its the family vacation, the most creative act that most families will ever undertake together. Planning, executing, and enjoying a family vacation is truly a rich and complex art form. Even for experienced destinologists like us, this particular art form defies easy understanding. Full Destinology Issue.