Teenage travel tribulations!

Gone are the days of eager little voices all chiming in to say “Take Me! Take Me!” Nowadays any mention of a family vacation is met with rolled eyeballs and big sighs of disgust. There is a way to have the angst-filled teenager in your home re-connect with that family holiday anticipation. Why not take them on a true “Adventure”?

G Adventures is a small group specialist travel company that has created specific itineraries which are geared towards engaging and challenging the teenager in all of us! The Teenage Family Trips generally average about 12 people, typically three or four families from all over the world with children of similar ages. Rather than fearfully trying to monitor your teenager’s alcohol consumption at another all-inclusive resort, why don’t you introduce him/her to the real world?

What are your teenagers into? Wildlife, history, culture, the great outdoors?  Break out of the standard family vacation “box” and get them involved in the selection process which will only encourage their active participation upon arrival! The accommodations are twin and triple share so parents and kids can stay together. G Adventures have organized the family tour departures to coincide with our school breaks which also ensures that you are travelling with like-minded, adventure-hungry families.

How about zip-lining with the monkeys in Costa Rica?? Trekking the Inca Trail and experiencing Machu Picchu? Riding a camel over the sand dunes in Morocco and sleeping in a desert camp? Teens are trying to figure out who they are and how they fit in the world. Experiences like these will be defining moments for them. Stories and challenges to be shared.

Perhaps the thought of planning a trip like this is somewhat overwhelming? Or the concern as to the safety of a particular area is worrying? The beauty of these family tours are that you as a parent can relax and truly engage with your kids as they have the trip of a lifetime. The itinerary, transportation, accommodations and activities have all been well researched and arranged with an “age appropriate” balance in mind. You travel with a concierge of sorts--your personal CEO (Chief Experience Officer) who’s only responsibility is to help enrich your journey and offer local insight and perspective to each stop along the way.

You have to book your trip early! These Family Adventure tours are offered on a world-wide basis and are extremely popular with the ex-Adventure travelers who are now today’s parents! Coinciding with busy school breaks and reasonable airfares is a tricky business and not one to leave to the last minute. The applicable tours are rated in “age appropriate” categories which recommend the minimum age participation to best maximize the family participation and appropriateness.

Share the world with your teenager. Show him that the world is a wonderful place with so much to experience and learn from. It will be an experience that will not only change their outlook at life but very likely your whole family dynamic!

Pricing you ask? The Costa Rica Quest Tour is $999pp for a 9 day tour! $1149pp for the 10 Day Vietnam - Teenage Adventure. How about $999pp for the Moroccan Kasbah & Desert Teenage Adventure ?

Adventure is not expensive, it's priceless!

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Joy has long been a believer in the art of travel: the belief that a vacation is something to be anticipated savored and then long remembered as one of life’s great adventures. 
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