Grandparent/Grandchild Authentic Vacation Ideas – Doing Cool Stuff in the Real World.

The grandparents I have spoken during the last few months with are looking to share authentic experiences with the maximum memory-making potential. They are looking for vacation places and activities not seen on TV unless of course as seen on National Geographic, PBS or the Discovery Channel.

A comprehensive list of suggestions is included in the TravelPhases folder dubbed Generation Bonds. The file includes examples of some delightfully authentic grandparent – grandchild vacations. Destinations include old standbys from Pigeon Forge which combines Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood to Virginia Beach with whale watching and the living history of Williamsburg.

London hotels are most adept at grandparent-grandchild needs offering airport pickup and day excursions. For effortless yet authentic holidays with less jet lag eco-friendly Flamingo Bay Resort in Costa Rica offers guests all-inclusive beach vacation options with turtle watching and iguana encounters.

Grandparents looking for more free range experiences to share might consider sleeping in a lighthouse or spending a night in a tree house.  It is possible to stay in a safari tent in California or sleep with caribou in Quebec.  The details for all of these ideas and more may be found in TravelPhases which divides family travel by age.

More terrific family vacation ideas have been posted in Generation Bonds at For the latest family travel news follow The Family Travel Files on Twitter (@FamTravelFiles)

Counting shells on Indian Rock Beach.

A slow day by the sea counting shells on Indian Rock Beach south of Clearwater, Florida.


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