My family is everything to me and luckily they love my husband and vice versa. We often go on family vacations together and there is definitely certain things to keep in mind when embarking on an endeavor with such a generation gap.
If you plan on sharing a hotel room or camper with your family, you need to remember it is not just you and your husband. One way to be polite, which I know my family appreciates, is to let them know when you are planning on being in the bathroom for a while and give them a chance to sneak in there before you so they don’t have to hold it for a long time. Another way to accommodate the family is to let them choose the sleeping arrangements. When my family goes to stay at the Disney cabins, my husband and I take the bunk beds and leave the queen size beds for the parents and grandparents. (It might sound ridiculous, but we have a good time arguing over who gets the top bunk).
When planning what to do while on vacation, you need to take into account what everyone is able to do. This is not to say that you need to do every activity with the whole family, because I suggest doing at least one couple activity. Staying in and playing board games is one of my family’s favorite things to do. We also enjoy something simple like driving around and seeing the sites or wildlife. Going out to a nice dinner one night as a family is a great way to spend time together. Trust me when I say to let the parents or grandparents pay for the dinner. One of their favorite things to do is spoil their children or grandchildren. When packing to leave, I personally think the youngest in the family should do the heavy lifting if able, although my family is stubborn and will all pitch in to help.
Overall, family is so important and if you are lucky enough to be able to go on vacation with them, take that opportunity to bond and make memories.