"the trusted voice of teens who travel"
August 5th, 2011
When on a long road trip or a camp out for a weekend, most teens have some issues that cause their weekend to become long, tedious and boring. I’ve found a few easy fixes to these problems in order to make your vacation more fun for the entire family!
With all the cool outdoor activities surrounding you, I’m sure you can find something entertaining and fun! Try hiking, rock climbing, sports or swimming for a start, and then look around for more. If you’re not into physical activities, try reading a great book or beading. Find a friend and make some friendship bracelets.
When I’m on a long camping trip with my three wild monkey brothers I always bring a bag of tricks. It connects the whole family and I’ve found it’s always better to have your siblings as allies, not enemies! Pack a bag with board games, jump ropes, plastic toys or whatever your younger family members are interested in.
When you have friends, family and the great outdoors, who needs internet connection! Try living “IRL” for a while and see how it goes. Also, almost every campground or hotel has their own internet connection, so you probably won’t be stranded.
Everywhere you go there are people to meet and to befriend, whether their age is 9 months or 99 years. Don’t narrow your sights to kids your age alone, meet the world, get to know people and have some fun! Good luck, travelers!