You’ve been to beaches, taken cruises, hiked across Europe and skied in the Rockies. All-inclusive resorts and adult destination were fun but you’ve done your favorites more than once and could really use a fresh perspective.

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Your grandkids are the most fun little people you’ve ever had the good fortune of knowing - so why not look for your next adventure through the eyes of a child! If you’ve got grandchildren of any age and have never been on vacation together, you may be in for an extra dose of fun. Here are three brilliant reasons to recruit them for their creative input to this summer’s plans:
3 Reasons to let your grandkids plan summer vacation
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Number 1 - You’ve always wanted to go to Disneyland
While Disneyland is an adventure not only for kids but also for the ‘young at heart’ imagine the fun you’ll have together! When you ask the kids where they would most love to spend summer vacation with you this year, chances are pretty good they’ll say Disneyland. The Anaheim, California location is known as Disneyland California Resort made up of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

There are loads of attractions, a few of which include Main Street USA with the Disneyland railroad, cinema and gallery. Frontierland hosts the Mark Twain Riverboat, and the pirate’s lair on Tom Sawyer Island. Adventureland, Mickey’s Toontown and the fireworks shows will undoubtedly captivate your group. Fantasyland is home to Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan’s Flight, Snow White’s Grotto and many more storybook lands to thoroughly enjoy with the kids firsthand!

The Orlando, Florida location is Walt Disney World and it includes the Animal Kingdom Park, Epcot Center, Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. All of these will provide you and the kids with fascinations and thrills that they will want to relive over and over again.

Number 2 - Camping is better with grandkids
A fun way to have a multi-destination vacation is to do it camping. If you aren’t set up with truck and camper, no problem! Camping rental stores will outfit your little group with all the gear you’ll need for an adventure close to home or cross-country. Inquire about seniors’ rates and special deals for seniors. Before sitting down with the kids, list cities and points of interest along your preselected route, and then talk about them over lunch or ice cream.

For example, if your camping trip would take you through the city of Calgary, you might highlight TELUS Spark, Calgary’s new Science Center that happens to be close to the Calgary Zoo. The highway east can take you to Drumheller’s Royal Tyrell Museum with its world famous collection of dinosaur bones and exhibits. You might enthrall them with the idea of stopping at a u-pick strawberry farm, an amusement park or a small town rodeo along your route.

Number 3 - Memories with the grandkids are priceless
Whatever you do, take lots of pictures. When summertime winds down and the cooler days of fall and winter set in, the perfect after-summer project is creating a photo memory book. Search for an online site where you may save your photos and assemble them into an album. Sites like this are generally free to upload and create photo layouts; the cost is applied when you have your book printed and sent to you.

It will take time to assemble your books and while you’re doing it the hours of enjoyment will fly! Once you’ve made an album or two, the hard copies will become treasured keepsakes and the timing is perfect for Christmas gifts! You’ll relive the adventures with family and friends for years to come.

Written by Alice Lucett.
Alice Lucette
About the Author:

Alice Lucette, a blogger from Canada is a writer for SeniorsZen.com – a free resource for finding local senior residences in Canada.

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