Traveling with grandparents
There’s something special about the relationship between grandparents and grandkids. A multigenerational family vacation can take that relationship to a level far beyond daily family life, video chats, phone calls and Facetime.
Yes, it can be nice for adult children to have grandma and grandpa along to provide child care so Mom and Dad can get a night to themselves on the vacation. But grandparenting is about much more than babysitting young children.
Whether the grandchildren are young kids or young adults or something in between, the role of grandparents in a kid’s life is so important. Traveling with extended family members helps cement an already close relationship.
The benefits of a multigenerational family vacation can come in many ways. An urban adventure in New York, a relaxing trip to beach near Los Angeles, an historical exploration of Washington DC, camping in a national park.
It doesn’t matter what you do so long as you do it together.
This section on TravelingMom will help you figure out whether to travel with your extended family, offers tips on traveling with older adults and embraces the richness of grandparenthood.
We always tell families to “go anyway.” This section says, “And remember to take the grands!”