A recent study has shown that over 95% of parents believe the key to happiness lies in spending quality family time together. We agree and we think the best time is probably not over the Christmas period with all its tensions and pressures… Here at PJ, we advocate multi-generational holidays – trips that embrace the whole family from the oldest to the youngest.
When we live such busy lives, planning some time to be together with the ones you love most, has become essential. Getting away from the obligations and distractions of everyday life – and getting the kids away from their iPads and play stations – to the neutral territory of a new place gives everyone the space to enjoy just being with each other.
What better idea to mark a special occasion or a big birthday than a multi-generational holiday? There was a trend for SKIing (ie. spending the kids inheritance) but here at PJ we’re predicting that CAMPing (Celebrating a Milestone Properly) will be the next big thing! Whether it is Grandpa’s 80th birthday, Grandma’s 70th birthday, Dad’s 60th, Mum’s 50th, your 40th – or perhaps all in the same year?! – marking the event with a family trip is possibly the most memorable gift you could give. A great present for a significant birthday or anniversary.
We specialise in truly bespoke travel experiences in Mongolia, Bhutan and Burma and we pride ourselves on our extensive local knowledge and expertise, combined with our personal service and attention to detail. We can design bespoke itineraries to suit every member of your family’s interests and preferences. Perhaps Grandad likes his fishing – how about trying to land the elusive Mongolian taimen? Or perhaps Dad would like to learn more about Asian cooking or the kids might fancy an animal safari? Perhaps Grandma would like to see how local textiles are made? The possibilities are endless.
Mongolia, Bhutan and Burma are all great destinations for families with plenty of activities to keep every age group entertained. Some of the exciting activities we have organised for families have included a private plane trip and a dinosaur bone hunt around Mongolia, a hot air balloon ride and exploring remote pagodas in Burma and stargazing, archery and orchid-hunting in Bhutan.
And if you feel like a little bit of time-out, with different vehicles and good hotels, it’s easy to opt-out if, for instance, white water rafting isn’t really your thing. Why not put your feet up and laze by the side of the pool or enjoy a spa treatment instead? Everything is possible and our expert guides are sensitive and well-used to dealing with families and juggling the needs of all different ages holidays, perfect for all the family.