8 Helpful Tips for Traveling with Seniors | #vacation | #seniors | #elderly
If you want to take your parents on your next vacation, you could be up for a challenge. Here are special considerations to keep in mind, and advice on keeping everyone happy.
One stop resorts are fantastic for traveling with seniors, as they offer so many programs, accommodation styles and dining options that can please the entire family. Think they’re too pricey? Check out these incredible and affordable all-inclusive resort options. “Seniors can enjoy cooking classes while kids splash in the pool and parents hit the nightclubs in the evening. Excursions off-resort can also be tailored to multiple generations so everyone enjoys the visit,” says Lissa Poirot, editor in chief of Family Traveller USA and a family travel expert.
Take a cruise
If you want to cover ground but don’t have spare time to plan every detail, a cruise is always a great option—just make sure to check out these cruise-booking dos and dont’s before you sign on the dotted line. “You can experience all that new cities have to offer through daily excursions, and then, back on the boat, on-board activities and meal options are available for you to choose from based on your mood or whim at the time,” says Matthew Phillips, director of travel for AARP Services.
“When people tell me a cruise doesn’t appeal to them, I always like to remind them that there are now so many types of cruises. In addition to the large mega-ships that offer so many options, there are smaller ships that go where the big ships cannot, both in the U.S. as well as Caribbean and overseas that have incredible experiences. AARP Advantages can help you take advantage of your time at sea when you book through the AARP travel center powered by Expedia,” says Phillips.