Family Vacation: A teen’s point of view
We know teenagers. So we can understand how it might be daunting to plan a family vacation that will make everyone happy. We take extra care to ensure the kids are engaged in activities that they’ll enjoy. Kids and teens with one or more Family Journeys under their belts take on the questions your kids are likely to ask.
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WILL I BE STUCK WITH ADULTS ALL DAY?
No. We had days in Costa Rica when we were off with our own guide, Gisselle, for three hours. We did a nighttime safari. I was glad I got to do it — my grandmother was just as happy that she didn’t.
IS THIS AN “EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE”?
Well, I learned a lot, but it’s nothing like school. Alfredo, our naturalist in the Galápagos, showed us how iguanas spit salt. You absolutely find out things you didn’t know before.
WILL THEY FEED ME SNAILS AND GOAT BRAINS?
No, but you don’t get the “kiddie menu” either. I ate green-lipped mussels in New Zealand. Sounded weird but tasted great. I also ate about three gallons of gelato in Italy.
I’M MISSING A WEEK OF SOCCER PRACTICE FOR THIS VACATION.
Don’t worry. You won’t be sitting around. There are plenty of activities, like mountain biking, river rafting and zip lining. Even selfie moments like riding camels in Morocco.
WILL I LIKE THE OTHER KIDS ON TOUR?
Well, nobody will force you to make new friends. But it was good to have these experiences with other people my age.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT
We make your family vacation affordable while still offering the same great Classic Journeys experience you expect. When sharing a room with two full-paying guests, kids ages 11–16 receive a $500 discount; ages 7–10 receive a $750 discount; ages 3–6 receive a $1,250 discount; ages 2 and younger receive a $1,750 discount. When sharing a room with one full-paying guest, kids receive a $250 discount.