Whether your teen has a sparkling and agreeable personality who thirsts for adventure or is a bit sour on the idea of a family vacation and thinks everything is boring, the answer is likely the same. Give your teen travelers a challenge with a hiking adventure that transforms their view of the world. From relatively easy hikes in California to visiting the “black waterfall” in Iceland, here are five hiking adventure ideas with teens.
With technology advancing faster than ever, children globally are becoming attached to devices. Adults too. Our Netflix queue and ever-expanding inbox call our names even when we’re on vacation. We carry distractions with us everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to truly connect with your loved ones.
You’re dreaming of that big family vacation to the mountains to cool off, discovered a perfect getaway on a quiet beach or finally found a decent price to indulge in Disney without taking out a small loan to do it. The only problem is your own schedule and vacation time just doesn’t align with your kids. Now what? Should you take your kids out of school for vacation or just let it be and find another time? Here’s what to know before you buy those non-refundable tickets.
When you had kids, you swore you would do all of the same things you did when you were young, carefree and only answered to yourself. Then reality set in and you realized everything with a toddler requires a creative new strategy. Lacing up your hiking boots for the first time and trekking off with a toddler in tow suddenly feels daunting. Rest assured you can still plan a successful hike, as long as you prepare in advance and adjust your expectations. Here’s how to get started.
Remember the days your parents took you on road trips? Chances are you could roam in the back of a station wagon and there was no stopping until it was dinner time or you were about to burst? These days, our kids have more entertainment at their disposal from tablets to gaming devices, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to stop. Stretching can be crucial to everyone’s health and avoid issues related to circulation and sitting too long. It also keeps everyone in the family sane and puts an end to the nonstop chorus of, “He’s looking at me!” from the back seat.