Traveling with senior family members can be be a bit tricky. Parents will not always let you know what they actually want to do or if what you have been doing has exhausted them or it could be your parents are running circles around you and are wondering when you are going to pep the trip up, either way make sure you have an understanding in the beginning.
Now that you have made the decision to travel together, where will you be going, how long and exactly how much do you want to spend? Just because its your parents, that doesn't necessarily mean they will pay for everything. Set ground rules that each couple will pay for eating out, that way you will not find yourself twenty minutes later still arguing about who will pay for dinner. Make sure you set boundaries so each person feels comfortable to speak up if needed.
On the lighter note, have fun and enjoy yourself. After much discussion we all decided to take a history vacation. We made an agenda that we all could agree upon and picked out each person's favorite place to visit. We decided to pencil in free time, this way if one wanted to do take a nap, or do something else they could.
What ever agenda you set, just don't forget to remind everyone that agenda's can be changed and no one has to stick to a rigid schedule the whole trip. Being spontaneous is sometimes the best part of the trip that is later talked about the most.
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