What’s the secret to traveling with teens?
@ramblingstump: It’s all about not immediately starting the Q&A once they’re stuck in a car with you. If they want to open up, they will.
@babkerowl: We always liked traditional games for road trips, like “I spy”, makes for better family time.
@collegevisit: Letting teens drive can be a motivator.
What’s the best place to take a teen?
@CindyRichards: The best place to take a teen: someplace with down time. I like the beach. Teens are so stressed these days…they need a break.
@campusbound: If teen is thinking about college- travel to colleges and combine education with pleasure!
@mimitravelz: Never thought I’d do this- but lately we let our kids bring friends on short trips. They’re very happy about that.
What technology does your teen take on vacay?
@KellyDeanOttawa: iPhone, laptop and music
@collegevisit: Camera. My teen always takes her camera.
@mimitravelz: During a Kauai catamaran cruise along the Napali coastline passengers marveled and teased that my teen was texting!
Should you leave a teen at home when you travel?
@WeekendInParis: Remember not wanting to be home alone- creepy--so think it’s best to have adult relative or friend of fam stay with teens.
@cruiseJess: No teens alone in my house! I wrote the book on being the MOST mischevious teen ever! No trust!
@familiesgo: Yes, but you want to cram in the family trips while they’ll let you, don’t you?
How much control should teens have over family vacay decisions?
@techmama: Teens should have input on vacations (parents make decisions)- but also way to connect with other teens
@babkerowl: Separate vacays are also a good idea…camping with dads and all girls trips too!
@RobynsWorld: I think ALL family members, regardless of age, should have input. Let everyone’s voice be heard in planning.
What’s the funniest thing you did as a teen on vacation?
@babkerowl: Road trips are certainly the best memories, the old-fashioned kind, no DVDs, no iPods…just family.
@ramblingstump: I can fall asleep anywhere. My parents have pictures of my asleep all over the country.
@KellyDeanOttawa: Rolled up the windows driving to Florida in a heat wave like other cars (Took years to realize that others had AC)
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