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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....

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...

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...

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...

Still Magical: Salem, Massachusetts

By Caroline Eddy Reader, blogger at American Caffeine, historian, wardrobe architect The town of Salem is often remembered for one thing: witches. Most people have heard of the infamous 1692 trials, or know even a little something about them. So it’s no surprise that the place is hopping come Halloween season. Even if you can’t make it to Salem for October 31st, this magical city is still worth the visit. It’s a quaint New England town full of history, hidden...

Viva Las Vegas!

It’s time to hit up Vegas, baby! But wait—you’re a kid! Or at least considered underage. So what’s a teen or tween to do in this wild town? PLENTY. Believe it or not, Las Vegas is an awesome spot for families. In fact, it’s how we spent our spring break. And we loved every second. (Well, almost…but more about that later.) We hopped on an hour flight from So Cal and arrived ready to hit the town. We stayed at...

Magnifique Montreal

EH? So you’re heading north of the border to Montreal…as in Canada? As in French-Canadian? Does that mean they speak English or French? (Both.) Do you get to ride a moose? Do you get to eat mousse? (Probably no, maybe yes.) Montreal is a classy island city that looks a lot like old Europe but gives off a cool artsy vibe and offers a ton of fun. We landed in the middle of summer, and the city was going OFF...