As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, more American adults now bring their elderly parents on vacation with them than ever before. However, planning the logistics, activities, and itinerary for a vacation suitable for family members of different ages, interests, and physical abilities can be a hassle and a near-impossible task.
The must-have new guide Planes, Canes, and Automobiles: Connecting with Your Aging Parents through Travel (October 2015) helps take planning from task to FUN! Author Valerie Grubb, founder of the popular “Travel With Aging Parents” blog and travel connoisseur, provides a wealth of information and engaging stories to help everyone plan a stress-free family vacation and handle any problems that may arise. Grubb offers advice on the emotional aspects of travel, “how-to” tips on getting around, and suggestions for where to go and what to do when you get there!
Just a sampling of what Planes, Canes, and Automobiles touches on:
· Developing stronger bonds with aging parents through travel
· Choosing the perfect vacation spot to suit everyone’s interests
· Managing medical issues and crises will on vacation
· Asking and listening to parents to ensure a smooth trip
· Building crucial downtime into a packed vacation schedule
· Road trip versus air trip tips for travel
· And so much more
With a father as a pilot, Valerie Grubb began traveling at the age of four. She and her mom took their first overseas vacation together more than 20 years ago, and have logged over 300,000 miles (and counting) since. Throughout the last 20 years, they have visited destinations such as Thailand, France, Australia, China, and Cambodia.
In addition to writing her blog, Travel with Aging Parents, Grubb is the principal of Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd., where she works with mid-range and large companies in the U.S., Asia, Europe, South America, and Central Eastern Europe as an operations and leadership consultant. Prior to launching Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd., she served as the vice president of strategic operations and initiatives for NBC Universal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University, and obtained an M.B.A. from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
A true renaissance woman, Grubb is passionate about traveling the world and spending time with her family. Originally from Indiana, Grubb currently lives in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Planes, Canes, and Automobiles is her first book.
Planes, Canes, and Automobiles will be available for purchase on Amazon.com and through other booksellers on October 6, 2015.