Traveling with the whole family!! Highlights of Multi-generational Travel.

Traveling with the whole family!! Highlights of Multi-generational Travel.

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Multi-generational vacations bring the entire family together, to enjoy exciting adventures and make memories that last a lifetime. 36% of vacation bookings are now multi-generational. The Baby Boomer Generation worked hard, invested well and enjoys their retirement. However, 54% of grandparents say they wish they had more time to spend with their grandchildren. And now, they have found the way.

What to expect with Multi-generational Travel?
Reminisce about the past, through the eyes of the grandparents. Grandparents will rediscover their youth, through the eyes of the children, and for the parents, you will enjoy both immensely. It is ‘Family Bonding’ at its best.

At Visit Mickey Vacations, we have definitely seen an increase in multi-generational travel in the past few years. It’s actually my favorite kind of travel. My mother has been on eight of our family trips. There is no greater joy for me than to watch my mom’s face, while she is watching my children experience something new and wonderful.

As you can tell by my Agency name, most of my business is centered in Disney; but here’s what you may not know… Disney is so much more than Mickey Mouse and Theme Parks. After Mickey Mouse, most associate Disney with Service and Quality. They have built themselves into the Leaders of the Travel Industry. Disney offers many of the top destinations for Multi-generational travel, without setting foot in a Theme Park.
What are the best trips, for everyone’s need?
A destination that can fit everyone’s pace. Nobody wants to feel left behind or the one holding everyone else back. Babies and Grandparents may want a slower pace and teens cannot wait to rush forward. So, what are the best options?

Cruise – Disney Cruise Line has earned the Best Family Cruise Award for 7 years. Why? Because they offer everything you need, for all ages. There are many areas for all ages, where the entire family can have fun at play. There are also several Adult Only areas, for times when you need some peace and calm or you want to Dance All Night in one of the nightclubs. Plus, a World Class Spa!
Additionally there are Children Only areas, which are broken up by age groups.
Nursery is for 6 months – 3 years.
Oceaneer’s Club – ages 3-7 and Oceaneer’s Lab – ages 7-12 Character meet-and-greets, storytelling sessions, dress-up opportunities, cool interactive games and larger-than-life playgrounds that are sure to inspire kids. Plus, there are designated “Open House” times, when the whole family can join in the fun. Tricia Tip – A hallway connects the two areas, so children can go back and forth, especially helpful when siblings are looking for each other.
Edge – ages 11-14, a techie hangout fully equipped with TV, computer, video games, etc.
Vibe – ages 14-17, Chill out, watch TV, listen and dance to music, play video games and make new friends.
Disney Cruise Line has a first-rate private island, Castaway Cay, when sailing to the Bahamas or the Caribbean. Additional ports include: Alaska, Europe, Mexico, Canadian & California Coast and More!

Aulani – Disney’s Resort and Spa in Hawaii, about a 35 minute drive from Honolulu airport. Aulani is a breathtaking resort, which has activities for all ages. You can do as much, or as little as you would like. Complimentary kids club ages 3-12 at Aunty’s Beach House; Learn to Hula; Snorkeling Pool and Fireside Storytelling with Uncle. Many activities are included in the cost; however there is an Excursion desk, for creating extra special adventures. Don’t forget the World Class Spa, offering more than 100 treatments. Aulani also has an Exclusive Teen spa, Painted Sky.

Adventures by Disney – This product is so unique and different than anything else in all of Travel. Adventures by Disney specializes in families, and is the best way to Travel the World.
With Adventures by Disney you are an Adventurer, not tourist. They provide Immersive Activities, such as making pasta in Italy, getting painting lessons at Monet’s home in France, and making pretzels in Germany. Plus, you are a VIP – going on the Stage of the Colosseum in Rome; going right to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Life is about learning and adventure. So come on; Let’s Adventure Together.
It’s Hassle Free Travel that includes: Hotel accommodations; Transfers & luggage service; Rental cars, cabs and trains; Admission tickets; Most meals and snacks; Adventure Guides and local experts; Special Events and entertainment; VIP Service; Jr. Adventure Program; Family photos; Surprises, Gifts and MORE… all add up to an Adventures by Disney vacation.

Where to Adventure? – The team at Adventures by Disney scanned the globe to find the finest locations, and began planning. With over 30 Adventures in 23 countries the only problem you will face is deciding where to go. Wake up to the beauty of the Austrian Alps. Go wine tasting in the warmth of Tuscany or step back in time to Athens to see a landscape dominated by 5th Century landmarks.
North America has no shortage of wonders to encounter with 9 different awe-inspiring Adventures. Check out a Broadway show or gaze at the majesty of a Glacier in Albert Canada. See the true Wild-West of Wyoming or wind your way through the untamed wilderness of Alaska. All of these adventures have terrific things to do and places to see; each professionally crafted to give you a memory of a life time.
Reach out for all your Disney needs.

About the author

Tricia is a mom, wife and travel agency owner that specializes in Family Travel. Tricia was working at a local insurance company when she met her future husband, Mark. Once they married and started their family, she became a stay at home mom. Tricia and Mark have two children, both girls. When their oldest was 3, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. Formerly a Cast Member with Disney, Tricia decided to go back to her roots and focus on her love of Disney, with her Travel Agency. She started her company, including a department that would deal with Special Needs Families. Find more about her companies at: www.VisitMickey.com / www.VMVtravel.com plus links to all social media.

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