Grandparents are very fortunate to have a rewarding, unique relationship with their grandchildren. This comes through the years from all the special moments that are shared. More and more, they experience bonding that can last for a lifetime! Each and every effort that a grandparent puts into their relationship results in great pleasure that is enjoyed by all, trickling down to generations to come.
Making lasting memories with your grandchildren takes on special meaning when adventurous excursions are planned and anticipated. Just imagine spending quality time with your loved one on learning adventures packed full of exciting field trips, such as: discovering dinosaur fossils in Utah, braving an animal safari in Africa, learning about the marine life in Hawaii, discovering the very best of Paris, and – most importantly, this is an experience that you embark on together!
Your grandchildren’s minds are rapidly soaking in everything around them, so why not surround them with enriching new people, places, cultures and experiences on a learning adventure together? Introducing your grandchildren to the world of travel is one of the greatest gifts you can give to them. Traveling with grandchildren will bring with it fun, adventure and challenge, too.
Choose Activities you can Enjoy Together
Choose a program or activity that you are both interested in. If you are not both interested in the same program or activity leave it to consider again for another time. Look for mutual interests where you can interact with each other rather than just sitting and watching from the sidelines.
Encourage your Grandchildren to Strike up Friendships
As you embark on your adventurous excursion be sure to have your grandchildren open up their inquiring eyes to meeting new people, cultures, food and music. Encourage your loved ones to make new friends. You could very well be introducing your grandchildren to friendships that will last a lifetime!
Don’t Forget your Camera
You will want to capture the moment as you take in tremendous views of unforgettable encounters! Photos of the family abroad make for priceless souvenirs so remember to bring along your favourite camera. Consider buying your grandchildren a point and shoot camera for their own. They will be thrilled to bring home photos from their own perspective. If you really want to look like the “cool” grandparents learn how to use facebook and instagram before you leave on your excursion.
Relax and Enjoy the Moment
Travelling is stressful particularly when the grandchildren are little ones. Try as you will to put aside your stress and enjoy your grandchildren in a relaxed environment. Relate to those precious grands and get down to their level. Decide to be silly. You will arrive home feeling 10 years younger! There is just nothing much better than this kind of bonding!
No need to wait – get that laptop out, and, together, start to build your planning guide. This is the time to make doubly sure that you are both on the same page. Get together now and then to update your guide. You need to ensure that you are both sold on taking the same adventurous excursion. After all, planning is half the fun!