Summer equates to vacations. It's the most favorable time for road trips. Kids are out of school and ready to take a trip with the grandparents. Together they prepare for their annual journey, off to discover the USA and its vistas, charming towns, and hidden gems.
Traveling with the grandchildren shouldn't break the bank. Think about your travel memories growing up. As a child, it had less to do with how much money your grandparents spent but more about the shared laughter, sight-seeing, and new places. You may have a few favorite snapshots framed and displayed around the house even today. Chances are, you still celebrate the past with warm thoughts and hope one day the grandkids will do the same.
Planning a trip is half the fun. Do your homework and invite the grandchildren to join in the research. Together you can visit destination websites for value packages, discount tickets, downloadable coupons, and passes to multi-attraction offers. Once summer gets here, you have it all planned, down to the morning when you hit the road. But before getting into the car, be sure to load the smartphone with these fun apps to make your vacation less complicated and more enjoyable. The apps:
Now you're prepared for safe journeys. Have a fun and memorable vacation with the loved ones.
Carol Marak, aging advocate, and editor at Seniorcare.com. She's earned a Certificate in the Fundamentals of Gerontology from UC Davis, School of Gerontology.