If you are traveling with small children, you should take a lot of bulky materials and equipment, including diapers, car seats and toys, but they are usually excited by the majority of new places and activities. Figuring out how to travel with teenagers is completely different set of problems, as you work to keep their semi-happy without the need to express their boredom every five minutes.
1-Ask your teen a lot of questions before the trip planning begins. By involving them in the selection of vacation language will help them to be more invested in the trip. Ask them to tell you what their favorite family trips were in the past and ask about places that they have always wanted to go.
- If you have two teenagers with wildly different interests, you need to compromise (and ask them to do so, too), so you can make something of interest to all participants. All-inclusive resort destinations and cruises, as a rule, a lot to offer everyone in the family and may be easier for budgeting for the trip as most of the big expense is disclosed up front. The beaches are also areas where the majority of all members of the family can find something they like to do.
2-Get teens involved in planning events for your trip, giving each task. Most teenagers are very Internet savvy, so assign them tasks such as route planning directions, creating daily routes based on attractions in the area you’ll be visiting, and even the study of the possible hotel for your stay during the trip. Give them a time frame, so that the plans to do long before the trip, so you can double-check the plans before the departure date.
3-Plan activities or areas that are completely new to them now, when they grow up and be an adult soon. Adolescence is a great time to try costly vacation as a trip to Europe. This is something that they probably will not be able to afford to do as soon as their own, as young people.
- If they have never been in a musical or play, to buy tickets to the fact that it is a family, and expose them to the theater.
- If they have never been to a formal, fine-dining restaurant, a plan one night, when everyone will dress up and eat a meal, complete with a variety of dishes and the dress code. Not only will they enjoy the novelty of activities, it will teach them a bit about more cultural aspects of life.
4-Allow your teen to really be on vacation, allowing them to sleep in every now and then, to listen to their MP3-players or other devices, music, or playing with portable video game while on the road and in the hotel room.
- Although you can visit attractions such as the educational museums and historical parameters, let relax, allowing them to sleep late, at least a few days, you’re traveling. You can always leave early, beat out activities that may be they were born and will be back for dinner. (Many teenagers are not ready to greet the day until noon anyway.
5-Set a budget for each day, setting aside a certain amount to spend money on souvenirs or unplanned fun. Encourage teens to earn their own money to do the dirty work in the area, according to the nurse or get some other kind of work. Promise to match part of the money saved route, so that they not only spend their own money.
6-Let your child take a friend on your trip. If you have only one teenager in the house, consider allowing her to invite the best friend to arrive. Setting guidelines with other parents far enough in advance that they have a budget to spend money. With additional teenager on a trip should not add too much to your travel budget, in addition, peace and enjoyment of your happy teenager will be well worth any additional cost.