When was the last time you traveled with your parents to an amusement park or Disneyworld? If the answer is years, then it’s probably the time to plan your next multigenerational trip with your family.
Multigenerational travel has been trending for years now. However, traveling with your parents or siblings shouldn’t be a passing trend that can only make the buzz for few months. That being said, we’ll explore in this first of a series article how you can make the most out of your multigenerational travel with your trip
How to plan your multigenerational trip with your family
Covid-19 restrictions have made it hard to choose the next destination for traveling with your family. Nevertheless, with proper planning, multigenerational can be a life-changing experience. For instance, if you’re traveling with your children, grandchildren, or even grandparents — family holidays and vacations are a good solution to strengthen your family ties.
Planning a multigenerational trip is all about planning “together”. Take a time to sit down with your family, and do some brainstorming on the favorite destinations of each family member. After choosing favorite activities and destinations, compile a full list and try to find similarities, and check if there are any matches. Doing so will help you ensure that all your family members preferences are taken into consideration. Additionally, it will save you the time of digging through preferences and likings.
Add Maximum Activities to your Multigenerational Travel list
Compiling a list of wishes and demands from your family members with different age groups and sexes will inspire you to think about other activities that’ll surprise everyone. Additionally, it will make your to-do list of activities full of fun — varied activities will make your travel entertaining and head-ache free.
Now we know that you might be thinking, how can I spend the whole day doing different activities and fulfilling each family member’s wishes. The answer is you don’t have to. Traveling with multigenerational family members doesn’t mean you have to do what they like. Grandparents will probably not go mountain biking, but your children will do. So make sure to enjoy a joyful discussion with them as kids go do their favorite activities.
In other words, traveling together doesn’t require family members to stay together every minute of the day. Most importantly, family members should be able to enjoy the vacation with each other while relishing their moment.
Disagreeing doesn’t ruin the party
We get it — a family vacation can have some ups and downs. Sometimes disagreements might come up along the way, and it’s natural in every family to happen. In fact, it would be weird not to have a little disagreement from time to time. However, when traveling together, multigenerational family members should account for these little problems and try to ignore them and enjoy the pleasant vacation instead. Most importantly, family members should be able to put an end to disagreements as quickly as possible. When disagreements happen try to cool down the situation by going on another activity, or plan a dinner somewhere and talk about different topics instead. Don’t forget that you’ll have to put your pride aside from time to time since you’re trying to have a memorable experience.
Enjoy every moment
Multigenerational travel is all about memories. Put your phone and tablets aside and enjoy the short discussions with your family and make every minute count. Traveling with your family will gift you with a shared experience and shared emotions. Eventually, your family members will get as closer as they can, and you’ll thank yourself one day for planning a trip with your multigenerational family members. Besides, you’ll have some funny stories to tell each other when you get back home