Have a teen, or — gasp! What to do on a vacation where they will enjoy themselves and and actually want to spend time with you? While tour groups may seem expensive, consider they include transportation, guides, meals and lodging.
Ah, teenagers. One workaround is to offer them a shortlist of ideas to choose from — at the very least, it might prod them to volunteer a few of their own. Those of us on the CB staff with teens have given you a head start by polling our kids about their bucket-list destinations.
Vacationing with a teen in tow is always delicate business. But with a little creative thinking, you can have an amazing time and show your teen a great one, too. And without too much effort.
Anyone who has ever traveled with a year-old in tow knows that a teen can make or break the vacation for the entire family. Or, as travel agent Lynda Maxwell says, "If the teens are happy, everybody is happy. And a great big, fat vice versa.
By Aaron and Chelle Koster Walton Surfing lessons, flying over the Dry Tortugas, shopping, exploring the strange and unusual -- family vacations with teens can be fun! It begins well before the official teenage milestone, The "do I have to go along?
Long before Instagram burst onto the scene as the medium that serves up vacation inspiration, movies and television introduced us to quintessential east coast family vacations. Think about the lakeside cabin resort in Dirty Dancing and the seashore that was home to the mermaid that captivated a young Tom Hanks in Splash. We have spent years gathering inspiration from pop culture and collecting our own memories that we now want to share with our family.
Families who live in the Northeast have a smorgasbord of wonderful vacation options within a day's drive. With nine age-staggered groups from babies through teens, the children's program is simply unbeatable. From Broadway shows to iconic sightseeing and shopping, New York City offers a slew of fun options for visiting families.
Updated September 3, Curious and active, teens can be great travelers, especially when they're involved in the decision-making and given plenty of downtime for relaxing and bonding. But you may need some help getting started, depending on what you and your teen are interested in—outdoor adventures, lounging by the sea, gorging on local culture, or gorging on local cuisine. Here are some ideas for putting together a vacation that everyone in the family will cherish for years to come. From riverside Rios Tropicales Lodgenot far from the Gulf coast, you and your teens paddle the swift-moving Pacuare Riverglide through the rainforest canopy on a zipline, and cool off by jumping into waterfalls.
Two-thirds of leisure travelers plan to take vacations this summer, according to AAA Travel, with good reason. Summer is the traditional time for families to reconnect. Parents and grandparents strive to recreate favorite childhood memories and make new ones together with the youngest generation.