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Teentastic Top 10 Things to Do on Board a Cruise Ship

By Lewis Nunn, 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. 10-Cruise Ship Waterparks In...

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...

Helping the Syrian Refugees in Bodrum, Turkey

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 Syrian refugee camp in Turkey. | For one month we volunteered with the Syrian refugees in Bodrum, Turkey who were getting ready to cross the Aegean Sea to reach Greece. It was the most life-changing time of our lives and...

Angkor What? Getting to Know the Largest Religious Site on the Planet.

By Alessia Hansel Papini Curious traveler, hard-working student and passionate human being who is based in Rome   |  In the midst of the deepest Cambodian jungle lie the remote Angkor temples – the very heart of the Khmer Empire and the holy grail of Buddhists over centuries. Located about six kilometers north of Siem Reap, these breathtaking complexes truly represent the very soul of Cambodia and have been for years a source of fierce national pride, becoming a symbol of Cambodia by appearing on its national...

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: The First Penguin

By Ciara Wing Eighth-grade world explorer and competitive athlete who lives near Lake Tahoe |  What’s life like aboard an Abercrombie & Kent cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands? It’s an awesome experience that takes adventurous teens and tweens, and their families, to some of the most remote places in the world. Here is Ciara’s story. |  As I stepped out of the zodiac, I was startled by a knee-high penguin gazing up at me. I squatted down and...

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...

A Teen’s Activity Guide to San Sebastian

By Global Gaby Teen Travel Writer and Blogger |  San Sebastián, Spain has become one of my favorite places in the world because of its teen-friendly atmosphere and easy-going lifestyle. After going on my second trip to San Sebastián with SPI Study Abroad, I’ve had the chance to discover my favorite things to do and see. With this list of activities, I promise you will not spend one second bored in this city!...