Of course you love them—they’re your family! But sometimes mixing generations of people, all of whom have different interests, can be more of a pain than a pleasure.
While a beach house that fits 12 may sound like a great way to spend your summer, you’ll be dealing with a lot of varied personalities—which is why it helps to have a plan in place to make sure that things run smoothly. From menu plans, to financial discussions up-front, to ways to entertain the kids if the weather doesn’t cooperate, being prepared can help make or break a vacation.
This advice works for adults vacationing together as well—sometimes it’s a surprise to find that your college friends, who used to be okay with sleeping on any pull-out couch, now only want to vacation in five-star hotels, or that your golf buddies have very different ideas of late-night entertainment (seriously…binge watching Netflix?) than you do.
Have you taken a big family vacation? What did you do to make it work?
Note: Available plans and coverages may have changed since this blog was published.
Destination weddings can be a great time for a couple and their guests. But what if something goes wrong? Travel insurance can help protect against some of those "what if" scenarios.
Freelance writer. Road tripper. Travel diva. Dog rescuer. Writes for food or kibbles and bits. Based out of Pittsburgh, PA, via Juneau, AK, Vanessa has been a freelance writer for more than 25 years, and has been published in many diverse publications,including GEEK, Recreation News, CATS, VFW magazine, the Antique Trader and more. An avid traveler, she always brings home amazing memories...and often more dogs. Follow Vanessa on her blog, Mood Swings and Other Things, on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.
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