All posts tagged: multi-generation travel

A Guide to Planning and Enjoying a Multi-generation Family Holiday

Travelling in a large group of friends and family, to the hills of Himachal or Uttarkhand was the only way we travelled while growing up. I have memories of those road trips, stretching over a couple of days, when we packed food for the road, still made frequent pit stops at local dhabas on the highway, were never in a rush to reach our destination, but once we did, we all settled in quickly. The parents were happy to have all the kids off their chest, and us kids would be thrilled to spend our days playing games and running around, and well, just being kids. Our demands and needs were much simpler and adjustments and joy came fairly easily. Today, most of us are city dwellers with fast lives and jobs and commitments, and while we are travelling much more than the generation before, most of us chose to do it with our partners or a small close knit group of friends and family. In fact, the more I think about this, I realize …

2019 Travel Trends that I actually want to follow

I am not a trendy person, I will be honest. And as I age, my choices in food, fashion, lifestyle are veering more and more towards “going back to the basics”. So, I am surprised that I wanted to write this post. As the calendar rolled into 2019, and the internet was abuzz with forecasts of all kinds, I couldn’t help but enthusiastically nod yes on six trends in travel that I was already loving. Travel reflects changing mindsets and culture, social and economics shifts. I grew up in Delhi in the 90’s and at its core, travel was about a large group of friends and family, hill stations and road trips in summers. Today, with greater disposable incomes, cheaper flights, options of bnbs, technology, a change in mindset and world views, people are travelling more than ever before. And the expectation from travelling is changing constantly. Travel leaves an impact, not only on the traveler but also on the destination. And as travelers we need to be more conscious of that. I don’t think …