Tripping with Parents

Taking Mom or Dad on a special journey can yield unexpected rewards

For some, the idea is a natural, while others may have to give it a little thought. As their parents age but stay relatively healthy, growing numbers of adult children are taking them on special vacations. The most successful, those travelers say, are geared to fulfilling the parents' desires, whether it's a trip they've always wanted to make or an experience they've never even imagined. Those journeys work best when all participants tailor expectations to such realities as how much a parent can comfortably do and the kind of relationship parent and child have with each other. New York City psychologist...

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