Whether traveling to see relatives or just going on a summer vacation, traveling with the seniors in your life can be very rewarding. To prepare, we’ve come up with a few tips on how to cherish the time you have together.

1)  Plan thoroughly

Whether going on an outing by car, or on a trip by train or plane, think through the plan for the day, including meal stops, restroom breaks, and rest time

2)  Research Senior Discounts

When planning your itinerary, make sure to book flights using senior discounts. When you arrive, make sure to find restaurants that cater to seniors.

3)  Allow extra time

Nothing creates stress like rushing to catch a train or make a reservation. Make sure to allow more time than you think you need to get ready for each outing.

4)  Bring a deck of cards

When you allow extra time, sometimes you’ll have time on your hands.  Playing cards are compact, and can allow for multiple people, even from different generations, to engage in the same activity.
5)  Consolidate travel documents

Make sure that all of the travel documents are organized by date, consolidated, and easy to access in carry-on baggage.

6)  Pack light

You may need to help seniors with their bags, so it is especially important that you all pack only what you need.