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How to See Every State and Survive a Bucking Horse–A Tween Travel Blog

By Adam Roy Kjar, a 10-year-old tween travel blogger who is spending 52 weeks exploring all 50 states (50by52) with his family. Hi. My name is Adam Roy and I just turned 10 a few weeks ago. Our family went crazy, sold everything, and went out to visit all 50 states. And trust me, with four siblings…let’s just say sometimes it would be a little better alone. So yeah… at first it was awesome.  I mean I got to ride...

3 Key Components of a Good Museum–A Teen Travel Blog

By Andie J. Kjar, a 13-year-old who is spending 52 weeks exploring all 50 states (50by52) with her family. My family is currently on a year-long road trip to all fifty states, so we go to a lot of museums. There are a lot of mediocre museums, some are great and some are downright bad. I personally have noticed that there are some elements that make or break a museum. This is, of course, going to be biased towards a...

5 Perfect Apps for Study Abroad Students

By Kate Korte, a travel blogger, freelance writer and university student based in Edmonton, Alberta Being in a new country is overwhelming. But, by having these apps on your phone, you can easily navigate your new study abroad adventure–all at your fingertips and in your new language. These are the apps I wish I had when I studied abroad! Learn what they are and how they can help you on your next adventure here. Happy travels!  About the Author Kate...

Lost in Africa: Giraffes!

Have You Ever Been Kissed by a Giraffe? Whether your answer is “yes” or “no,” what’s not to love about a giraffe? Our newest tween travel blogger, Nicole Booth, gets up close and personal with these magnificent animals in Africa. Check out the latest vlog in her Lost in Africa series. About the Vlogger Hi! My name is Nicole, I’m a tween travel blogger who is 8 years old. I was born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A year ago I...

A Mother-Daughter Weekend Adventure in San Francisco

By Brooke Noelle, teen travel blogger and 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...

Dear Costa Rica

By Kaitlyn, a world-schooled, homeschooled and unschooled teen blogger 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...