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Good Morning, Vietnam! Introducing Our First Travel Vloggers: HTYolo and Pawprint.

It’s a blog, it’s a video, it’s a vlog! Today’s post is something new: two travel vloggers reporting from Vietnam. Henrik and Anouk Thomas have traveled extensively with their parents since they were eight and six years old, respectively. Here are a few fun things they did while visiting Vietnam and what they learned while exploring this exotically beautiful country. Hikes through brilliantly green rice paddies, bat-filled caves, underground tunnels, exotic markets, squid fishing and more. Check it out! (Editor’s...

My Junior Year, Bay Area, College Road Trip

By Jasmine “Jazzy” Contile, who is entering her senior year at High Tech High International high school in San Diego. This blog shares how she approached the ultimate question for high school juniors: where do I want to apply to college? There’s just one way to find out: road trip!   |  When I heard about the San Francisco or, as we called it, “Bay Area Trip” that my junior class of 100 students (give or take) would be embarking on, I...

Food from Puebla Mexico

By Haley Sherman, a 15-year-old from Gilbert, Arizona who has been on a long-term journey to travel the world with her family, Let’s Just Travel, since 2014. |  When we left for Puebla, Mexico, I made a promise to myself that I would try most, if not all, of the food that was offered in Puebla, whether or not that food was out of my comfort zone. I’ve gone so far out of my comfort zone it’s actually hard to see...

Below the Surface of the Galapagos Islands

By Eryn on Earth, a Native of Hong Kong Who Is Currently Traveling the World. Fifty-Five Countries and Counting.    |  Despite how much I love going snorkeling, I always dread getting into the Galapagos ocean. If it weren’t for the interference of an icy Peruvian current, the water would be much warmer than it actually is. Sitting above water in our this wetsuits, it’s hard to believe that we will soon jump into the home of almost 450 fish...

Hiking the Narrows at Zion National Park

By Dennis Pilipenko, college-bound teen travel blogger who frequently contributes to Celebrate the Weekend The Narrows On my family’s trip to Zion National Park in Utah last summer, my father and I undertook a hike up the Narrows, and the experience was much more enjoyable than the ominous name would lead you to believe. The Narrows is the narrowest section of the Zion Canyon, and most of it is submerged in water. You can hike up from Temple Sinawava or down from Chamberlain’s Reach to the Virgin River located at...

Teentastic Top 10 Things to Do on Board a Cruise Ship

By Lewis Nunn, The Luxury Traveller (formerly Travel Like a Teen)   |  Lots of my friends and family ask me why I love cruise holidays so much and why they should go on a cruise ship. And I have started to get a sore throat now (that’s not a joke!) so I have decided to write a post about this to share with you. Here are my top 10 things that you can do on board a cruise ship....

My First Week in Cadiz

Have you ever wondered what a typical week is like when you travel abroad as part of an organized student expedition? Last summer, teen travel blogger and high school student Rachel Paroff joined Abbey Road on a language immersion program in the ancient port city of Cadiz, Spain. Here’s a first-hand glimpse at her fun-filled, educational first week abroad. By Rachel Paroff, world traveler and teen travel blogger who loves urban life, and enjoys escaping urban clutter to learn about...

A Year After Spain

By Alisa Caira, Young Wanderers   |  Today marks exactly one year since I first flew out of Boston on my way to one of the most life-changing experiences I have had to date. A year ago today, I participated in my school’s international exchange to Spain. With around twenty of my fellow classmates, I flew to Spain and was paired with a Spanish-speaking host family. Their daughter had come here in the fall, and then it was my turn...

The Gentle Giants of the Baja Lagoons of Mexico

By Eryn On Earth, a Native of Hong Kong who is currently traveling the world. Fifty-five countries and counting! |  Wales and humans have had a bitter history. We’ve slaughtered them to the verge of their extinction, and whaling is still going on today. Despite the tension between us, these Baja whales pushed away the negativity and welcomed tourists to their home. The grey whales travel to the shallow Baja lagoons from the Arctic, and gather here to give birth...

Brooke’s Top Ten Tips for Teens Who Want to Travel the World

By Brooke Noelle, co-founder of Pedis-n-Passports, a mother/daughter travel blog |  Just yesterday, a friend of mine said, “Brooke, you’re so lucky you get to travel so much.” While I am very grateful I have family that shares my passion, I really want to encourage teens to see the world, even if their family members don’t travel as much as mine. Here’s how: Open Up Conversation Try to start conversations with your parents about your desires.  If they see how serious you...