In recent years, multi-generational travel has become more and more popular. Instead of just travelling with the kids, families are looking to include Grandma and Grandpa in their family vacations! There are plenty of resorts that offer activities for all generations, from action-packed kids clubs for the little ones to beach Zumba for the grandparents. If you’re thinking about planning a multi-generational vacation of your own, here are a few things to consider.
No person is an island, so don’t try taking this task on all by yourself! The first step to planning is finding a date that works for everyone involved. Next, list everyone’s must-haves at a resort and decide on a budget. Then, start doing your research by checking out vacation packages! Don’t be discouraged if you don’t narrow it down to one choice the first time you try. Take your time and make sure you pick the resort that’s perfect for you. It’s also a good idea to book your vacation a few months in advance to secure rooms that are close to one another.
Try not to be the person that’s always behind the camera. Don’t be shy asking another guest to take a family photo for you, and of course, always offer to return the favour! Many resorts offer on-site photographers, which are a great investment for family photos and a memento of your vacation that you’ll cherish for years to come. When you get home, pull together everyone’s favourite photos from the holiday and create a scrapbook or photobook using an online service.
When it comes to booking excursions, you’ll want to book in advance to make sure that they can accommodate your whole family. Make sure to pick excursions that everyone will enjoy - Grandma and Grandpa might not love ziplining across the jungle, but everyone is sure to enjoy a catamaran cruise. You can easily pre-book your excursions in advance, which helps guarantee everyone a spot.
While travelling with the whole family can be a blast, it can also be stressful and there may be times when different family members want to do different things. Remember that it’s everyone’s vacation - give everyone lots of space to enjoy their time off on their terms! Most importantly, keep calm and have a blast creating memories as a family.
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