Multigenerational travel continues to be a huge trend in the travel industry and it comes with some perks, so it’s easy to see why. Everyone gets to spend quality time together, but when a multigenerational trip is planned correctly, everyone also gets a little alone time and privacy as well.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
While school is (almost) out for summer, the kids are about to have a lot of free time on their —and your — hands. It might be a good time to follow along a growing trend in the family travel industry: grandparents traveling alone with grandchildren.
So you want to get everyone away for a week or so? Grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles? If you’ve ever attempted to plan a big family getaway before, you likely know there are many aspects of travel you can find to squabble about, from the best hotels to stay in, the best neighborhood in a destination to stay in, the cost of the activities you’re planning and everything in between.
When kids are young they need all sorts of entertainment on vacation — that’s where the large cruise ships come in. These massive cities on the sea keep one-upping themselves with waterslides, wave riders, ropes courses, game rooms, rock climbing walls and family-friendly shows from huge, open amphitheaters. But as kids turn to teens and teens to adults these distractions and diversions can actually take away from what you really want: quality time together. And this is where a cruise on a small sailing ship can be the perfect choice for a vacation.
Anyone with young children or who is a Disney fan knows of at least four films about dogsledding. There are other movies featuring the animals, but movies like Iron Will and Snow Dogs are memorable enough and recent enough to sit close to the surface.