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Tips for Planning A Multi Generational Family Vacation

Tips for Planning A Multi Generational Family Vacation

By Susan Williams

The idea of getting away and spending a fun filled vacation with the extended family you love can seem like a wonderful idea.

But when travelling with multi generations, there can occasionally be some challenges.

Different likes and interests, different sleeping and eating patterns and different perspectives and opinions can all make an appearance when spending extended periods of time together.

So if you are planning an inter-generational family vacation, the following video provided by AARP provides some tips to help make sure that you family vacation is memorable – for all the right reasons.

Tip # 1: Try to Cater to Everyone’s Interest

When selecting a destination, take into account everyone’s interest and find a spot that will meet these needs. Once you have selected the location, have everyone in the family write down one activity that they would like to do there. When you have this information you can then build an itinerary that everyone will enjoy and allow the opportunity for the whole family to try new and different things together.

Tip # 2: Take Weather Into Account

Each generation has a perspective and preference on what type of weather is best for vacationing. Older travelers tend to prefer the off season for less tourist activity and aren’t as particular about the weather however younger travelers are more concerned about having good weather. The suggestion is to avoid any family weather issues and book either in or close to high season if travelling as a multigenerational family.

Tip #3: Schedule Some Alone Time

Everyone needs a break. So be sure to schedule some time when the family members can retreat to a quiet space and recharge. Whether it’s having nap, reading a book or playing a quiet game – something where everyone can just relax and prepare for the next activity on the itinerary.

Tip #4: Make Sure You Get A Group Photo

You don’t want to lose the memory of the time you spent together. Be sure to get a group photo so everyone has something to look back on and the great memories that you made.

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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.
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