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Before You Travel With Grandchildren


Traveling with grandchildren can be a blast or a catastrophe. Planning is essential. You'll need to decide upon your destinations and methods of transportation. You'll need to think about making reservations and packing. There's so much to do, so get started now. Travel with grandchildren is something you shouldn't put off.

Who's on the Bus?

Traveling with your grandchildren without their parents is an entirely different animal from traveling with all three generations. Each mode has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Can We Check Out Some Theme Parks?

Some grandparents love them, and some do not, but grandchildren almost unanimously love theme parks. And they'll love you for taking them.

How About Some Other Destinations?

Maybe you prefer to skip the theme parks and think out of the box when choosing a destination. Whatever you choose, you'll want to be sure that your destination has something to offer everyone.

How Are We Getting There?

Air, auto and ship travel all have advantages and drawbacks. Avoid some of the hassles by planning ahead.

Where Will We Stay?

From luxury resorts to tents, most destinations will offer a wide variety of accommodations. Which ones are best suited for your family?

What Do We Need to Take?

Grandparents may be expert packers for their own trips, but packing for children is quite different. If, however, grandparents are apt to overpack, they'll really pay for it when adding grandchildren and their luggage to the mix. There's no time like the present to become a packing expert.

How Can We Save Money?

Travel is expensive, although it's worth it. These budget tips will help you have the money for another trip soon.

What About When Things Go Wrong?

From lost luggage to bad weather, grandparents traveling with grandchildren have to learn to roll with the punches. Buying travel insurance can lessen the impact of some crises. If traveling out of the country, know what the State Department will do to help in case of problems.

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