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A Mother-Daughter Weekend Adventure in San Francisco

By Brooke Noelle, co-founder of Pedis-n-Passports, a mother/daughter travel blog Talk about an epic weekend! Hi everyone. It’s Brooke. I just got back from the most incredible weekend in San Francisco and want to share our adventures with you. I’m not saying we hit everything on our list because we didn’t come close, but we certainly tried to get as much in as possible. In honesty, a weekend is not nearly enough time to spend in San Francisco. We left feeling...

Dear Costa Rica

By Kaitlyn, a world-schooled, homeschooled and unschooled teen traveler who shares her adventures traveling the world on ThisTeenTravels. |  Dear Costa Rica, Your country stretches forever with its glorious scenery and landscape.  Your beaches seem to glisten in the sun while the birds fly in the empyrean above our heads. You open your arms wide delighted for clueless tourists traipsing across your land. Your people welcome us in and leave us with an impression that they’ll keep us internally. They beam from ear to ear, smiling....

Velkominn to Puffin Island in Iceland

By Bryce Benson, a fourth-grader in San Diego who likes travel, coding and performing on stage On our first full day in Iceland, it was my mom’s special day–her birthday! To celebrate, we went on a wonderful puffin island tour, which left from the Old Harbor in Reykjavik. Check out Mr. Puffin here. The puffin tour was puff-riffic! We went onto a dock while we waited for the tour to start. In the cold water below, we saw jelly fish...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Into the Woods: Family Camp in Vermont

At the Tyler Place, Enjoy an All-Inclusive Summer Camp for the Whole Family. Best of All:  Kids Hang with Kids, Teens Hang with Teens and Parents Hang with Adults. By Nikolai Wood High School Freshman in San Diego This past summer, my family and I spent a week at the Tyler Place Family Resort in Swanton, Vermont.  This beautiful and peaceful lakefront property lies hidden away on the northeastern edge of Lake Champlain, a short distance from the border of...

NYC: In the Lights, On the Stage

By Yelena Wermers College student, blogger, theater geek, music lover Follow Yelena at www.theodysseyonline.com New York City is literally the city that never sleeps. (Just check out how lit up Times Square is at night!) From morning to night, there is never enough time to do it all. Your parents already know about all the tourist sites: I’m here to tell you how to meet Broadway stars and get into live show tapings—and maybe even win the Hamilton lottery. And...