There was a time when we would all pile in our parents’ car and head to our grandparents house for vacation. The week would be spent playing outside, splashing in a creek and catching fireflies at night. However, times have changed and vacations today are much different than they were when I was a child. Today, vacations include exotic locals and often include grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents, teens, tweens and toddlers. Finding a common ground for so many different age differences at home is a challenge but when you add to the fact that you are in an exotic location or a strange city it can be overwhelming. However, with a little planning and a lot of understanding, you can have a great vacation with multiple generations.
The first thing you may want to establish is who will be in charge of various aspects of the trip. Will someone take charge of planning an internary, grocery shopping, booking accommodations, etc.? Have at least one or two family meetings to talk about the trip to get an idea of who will be doing what along the way to avoid confusion. Also, discuss the finances for the trip. Discussing who will be paying for what in advance keeps financial problems to a minimum during the trip. Of course, things will change and spur-of-the-moment things will change your overall schedule but remaining flexible and open to new adventures will make the trip much more enjoyable for everyone.
Consider renting a house rather than renting several hotel rooms. It is much easier to keep everyone together when you are staying in a home while still having privacy from separate bedrooms. It also makes mealtime much easier as everyone can share in food preparation and cleanup but still sit down to a nice family meal. It also means that when someone wants to stay behind because the idea of climbing a mountain does not thrill them they can relax in the comfort of a home rather than be confined to a small hotel room for hours. That also brings up another point – – have at least two vehicles available during your trip. This allows part of the family to do one thing while others enjoy another activity more suited to them.
Courmayeur ski resort is a great place for a multigenerational vacation because most Courmayeur hotels cater to both adults and children. Some may want to climb Mont Blanc while others take a leisurely walk to enjoy the beautiful Courmayeur weather and scenery. Let us help you find the perfect Courmayeur accommodation for your trip – – check our list of hotels and rentals to find the perfect place for your next vacation.Google+