I will be taking two trips this summer with extended family (one with each side). I am sure this is a very common way to take trips but also can be a stressful one. I wanted to get your thoughts and tips on how to enjoy inter-generational and extended-family trips while avoiding little irritations or conflicts.
For example, do you try to stay in one big house or rent individual houses or condos so everyone has their own space to retreat back to? (I would love to rent one giant beach house but I actually think in the long run we are better with individual condos so you can have some family alone time. It also makes it easier to get the kids to go to sleep.)
How do you handle:
So what situations have you encountered when you have taken trips with extended family? How did you handle differences in the way the families operate? What did you find most stressful? What helped put everyone at ease and just enjoy each other’s company? (Did someone mention coconut rum? I think that would help.)
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