The popularity of multi-generational travel is on the rise as Aussie adults seek to return to their roots or complete their travel bucket lists alongside their adventurous mums and dads. Skyscanner Australia spoke to Aussie travel bloggers about the bucket list travels they’d taken with their parents and asked for their top tips for making sure your relationship survives the trip.
Where To Travel With Your Parents.
Imagine how special it would be to accompany your parents to a destination they had always dreamed of visiting? That’s what Christine Knight from Adventure, Baby did when 3 generations of her family travelled to Alaska.
“Like with any travel, I think you really have to go when an opportunity presents itself rather than waiting for the perfect time, which may never come. There are always people getting older, family who get unwell, work and school commitments as well, so we decided the best time was right now and just booked a cruise up the Inside Passage of Alaska on the Disney Wonder, and went.”
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“Our trip was sensational. The perfect way to have a multi-generational holiday. We each had a mix of doing our own thing as well as meeting up together, so no one felt pressured to do things that weren’t right for them. We spent a lot of time together watching a glacier from our balcony. Sharing experiences like that meant a lot both to me and also to my five-year-old daughter, who will always remember that she saw Alaska with her grandmother.”
Erin Bender from Explore With Erin joined her parents’ European road trip so her children could spend some quality time with their grandparents while cruising the Med and driving the length of Italy.
“We arrived in Pamplona, Spain, just in time for a rather unexpected family running of the bulls. Wheelbarrow bulls chased children through the streets in an epic moment my kids and their grandparents will never ever forget. Would I do it again? Definitely. Travel is the perfect bonding experience for grandparents and grandchildren, not to mention a handy babysitting opportunity to get in couple time as well. When’s the next one, Mum?”