As warm weather sets in and the kids get out of school, the itch for vacation sets in. As you plan your budget and research destinations, you’re likely to read online reviews to find the best places to stay and play at the best prices.

Online reviews play a huge role in our choices of hotels, tours and other products.  But in this episode of Behind the Scenes with Kiplinger, we explain why you shouldn’t take online reviews at face value and how travel taxes can take a big bite out of your travel budget – if you don’t plan ahead.

Kiplinger Editor, Sandy Block, explains how you can get the best vacation values.