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Bond With the Grandkids On a Summer Adventure in Vail

April 10, 2015
Bond with the grandkids on a summer adventure in Vail. Photo by @Greg Ennis. ©Keystone

Alan and I are big fans of active travel, especially when it comes to multigenerational trips. RockResorts has sponsored my article on bonding with grandkids over a summer adventure in Vail, Colorado. Let’s play a game for a minute. Close your eyes. Now think back to your favorite memories of your grandparents. Bet I can guess what […]

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Going Gypsy With Veronica and David James

March 12, 2015
Going Gypsy

Do you remember the way you felt on the day that you dropped the last kid off at college? It’s definitely a “what do I do next” moment. Many boomers negotiate the event smoothly, while some of us — you know who you are — struggle with that empty nest. In Going Gypsy, One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest […]

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How to Make the Most of a Visit to the Children’s Museum

June 17, 2013
Make the Most of a Children’s Museum

From our ongoing multigenerational travel series with Ludmilla Alexander shares a few much-needed tips  on how to make the most out of a visit to a children museum with the grandkids. Did you know there are right ways and wrong ways to visit a children’s museum? Grandfather Jim and I headed to the Boston Children’s […]

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The Politics of Family Vacations

May 21, 2013
The Politics of Family Vacations

From our ongoing multigenerational travel series with  Barbara Graham, a columnist, explores the many issues that arise from multigenerational travel and “the whole crazy, complicated truth about being a grandmother in today’s world.” My husband, Hugh, seemed edgy at breakfast this morning about our summer plans. “What’s up?” I asked him. Personally, I’m thrilled […]

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Taking the grandkids on a trip? Let them make the plans.

May 7, 2013
Following 15-Year-Old Dreams

From our ongoing multigenerational travel series with  John and Sally Macdonald share a creative idea on how to spark the travel bug in our grandchildren with a grandkids trip that lets them share in the travel decision making process. We worked at a major Seattle newspaper for more than two decades—John was travel editor, I was […]

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Take the grandkids on a safari adventure in the U.S.A.

April 25, 2013
Safari Adventures at Home

We’re so excited about our new relationship with We’ll be publishing selected articles on multigenerational travel from their site to share with our readers and they’ll be sharing some of our articles with their readers. Today, Ludmilla Alexander shares a fun idea on how to take the grandkids on a safari adventure without stepping […]

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Seven tips for planning a multigenerational trip

March 28, 2013
multigenerational travel fun

For anyone with a large family full of varying ages, the stress of planning a group vacation can be similar to that of dancing on landmines. However, multigenerational travel doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, there are many things you can do to organize a pleasant trip for the entire family. Travel writer […]

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Travel on a multigenerational Alaska cruise

January 15, 2013

Are you thinking about traveling on a multigenerational Alaska cruise? Suzanne Fluhr of Boomeresque shares her family’s experience with us. Would she do it again? Read on: It was formal night on the Celebrity Mercury, a cruise ship bound from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, Canada. I looked around our dining room table for ten occupied […]

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Something for everyone at Lake Tahoe

February 16, 2012

Are you considering a Tahoe family trip? Multigenerational travel is a challenge for baby boomers and their families. In today’s guest post, Matt Smolsky shares how he pleased teenagers and adults on a trip to Lake Tahoe. My sister-in-law’s wedding in Lake Tahoe promised to be a great time. This was her second marriage and, […]

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Travel with the Grandkids to Memphis

September 6, 2011

Did you know that National Grandparents Day is Septmeber 11? Last year, I took a look back at previous posts for boomer adventures that would be fun to do with grandkids. For 2011, let’s take the grands to Memphis, Tennessee. Barbecue, blues and Elvis —  is that what comes to mind when I mention Memphis? […]

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