Bridging the Gap: 5 Tips for Planning a Multigenerational Trip
Multigenerational travel continues to be a popular travel trend, and for any parent that has traveled with both the kids and the grandparents, it’s easy to understand why. Today, Grandma and Grandpa might live in another state, and with limited vacation time, many families are looking to both relax and reconnect. While multigenerational travel can be challenging, it’s also your chance to make family memories that will last a lifetime.
5 Tips for Planning Multigenerational Vacations
1. Choose a destination that’s equally enjoyable for all.
Discuss as a group the activity level you’re looking for on your getaway. Some family members might be interested in lazing an entire trip away by the pool, while others may be looking for more active adventures.
If you are looking for a theme-park experience, consider staying at a resort outside of the hustle and bustle of the park. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, for example, offers a relaxing setting with a pool that everyone big and small will enjoy and is only a short shuttle ride away from the madness of the theme parks.
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2. Choose a destination that can be easily reached by all.
Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a city that’s also a major travel hub, so try to agree on a destination that is an easy flight away for everyone.
3. Distribute daily trip planning evenly.
Put one family member in charge of each day’s meals and excursions, including reservations, so no one is stuck with planning the entire trip. Create a master itinerary and email it to everyone before the trip.
4. Take advantage of having instant babysitter access.
Use the time to escape for a couple hours of alone time with your partner. Likewise, arrange to watch the kids so your partner can sneak off for a game of golf or a manicure with another family member.
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5. Arrange for a family portrait.
Your hotel concierge can book a professional photographer. Have the kids create a scrapbook of fun photos, mementos and memories and give it as a thank you gift for Grandma and Grandpa.
Share your tips for planning multigenerational vacations in the comments below!
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Amy is an avid traveler and enjoys exploring the world with her two travelin’ kids, ages 5 and 13. Based in Chicago, Amy has voyaged as far…