Retirement Travel: See the World with the Grandkids

Multigenerational trips help create strong family bonds and leave a legacy of special memories.

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Jennifer Girvin, 69, of Santa Rosa, Cal., loves to travel, which she often did with her late husband. Although she still takes trips with her friends, these days her travel companions are likely to be much younger—namely her grandchildren. Last summer, she took Dahlia, now 16, to Costa Rica for two weeks. “We zip-lined, we hiked to a waterfall, we went snorkeling, and Dahlia took surfing lessons in the ocean. Who wouldn’t love that?” says Girvin. She’s planning two trips this summer: one to Florida with a 10-year-old grandson and another to the Grand Canyon region with a 13-year-old grandson.

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