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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...

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....

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...

5 Things I Have Learned as a Teen Traveler

By Travelin’ Kait Global traveler, citizen of the world and avid volunteer who has (so far) visited more than 60 countries on six continents. She is also co-founder of Kids Unite 4 Hope, inspired by her time volunteering at a refugee camp in Turkey.   |  Worldschooling has changed my life. I am a completely different person than I was before and I have learned so many things that I would never have learned in a regular classroom. Travel has...

How to Travel When You Are a Teenager

Are you filled with wanderlust while your parents prefer to be homebodies? Or maybe they have these pesty little things called jobs while you are just itching for blue skies and blue seas. Here are a few ways to hit the road, sail your ship and aim for the sky from Audrey Bergner, otherwise known as “That Backpacker.” Enjoy!   |  By Audrey Berner, That Backpacker  | Several times a month, I get emails from teens who have dreams of...

How 5 Girls Turned Wanderlust Into a Full-Time Career with Travel Blogging

Note from the editor at Kids Do the City: Interested in becoming a teen travel blogger? Kids Do the City is a great place to start. Share your travel stories with us today!   |  By Megan Eileen McDonough, professional travel blogger @BohemianTrails Originally published in Teen Vogue  | As a professional travel blogger, I’m often asked how I manage to jet set around the globe and still pay my rent each month. Believe me, this is no easy task,...

The Loneliness of Travel

By Jessica Hopper, Hostel Hopper and World Traveler Here’s something people don’t always tell you: travel can be lonely. Especially when you are traveling for an extended period of time, like a semester abroad. As you find yourself in the midst of new surroundings, new languages, and new cultures, it’s exciting–and a little bittersweet when those who know you best aren’t there to experience the same things with you. Plus, with jetlag and a lot of time on your feet,...