Travelling is not only an opportunity to go out and see the world but it’s a time to go out and make memories with loved ones, partners, friends or even people you meet along the way. My Travel companions over the last couple of years have varied, to be honest. I went from travelling across the USA with the best bunch of people I’d just met to visiting the South of France with my Grandma. I’ve partnered up with Premier Bathrooms for today’s blog post to talk about travelling with Grandparents.
As I mentioned before, I recently visited the South of France with my Grandma. That has just been one of the many trips we have shared together. In fact, she has been one of the main driving forces behind my love to travel. Growing up she was always flying off to different destinations. Our first trip together was when I was 18 months old to Los Angeles, I’m really sure that’s when my love for America started. Even in her 70’s, there’s no stopping her and she’s visiting far-flung places such as The Philippines, Hong Kong and her personal favourite; Egypt (which I’ve lost count of how many times she’s been!)
I love seeing so many people travelling with their Grandparents these days; multi-generational travel has really seen a lift in recent years. I know that we create some lovely memories to cherish together but it’s great to see the older generation wanting to get out there and travel the world.
I know sometimes health can restrict travel sometimes and but you can still enjoy a more relaxed and slower pace of exploring. Including some downtime in the trips is key plus who doesn’t love the odd afternoon nap? Other things to potentially consider is how much walking will be involved, maybe include a few coffee breaks which will give you a chance for a good natter whilst people watching. Our favourite thing to do is hop on a sightseeing bus, this way we can see around wherever we are from the comfort of an open top bus.
It’s also a good idea to check out where you are staying, just to make sure there are not too many steps and they have all the amenities you need especially in the bathroom. Premier Bathrooms specialise in designing and installing specialist bathrooms for reduced mobility. Walk-in showers can be an absolute must so it’s always best to check out the facilities in your hotel before your stay.
Our next trip will most likely be to London as we’ve been planning to visit The Ritz for Afternoon Tea. It’ll probably be towards the end of the year so we can visit whilst Winter Wonderland is on as it’s one of our favourite things to do at Christmas. We went a couple of years ago and stayed at The Grosvenor Hotel and it was just magical.
Have you travelled with your Grandparents before?
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