As kids grow up, vacations change. For each stage a family goes through, the vacation possibilities grow…just like the kids! So, what about the teenager years? What fits then?
The teenage years are a great time to be heading out for international family vacations. Older kids can handle longer plane flights and benefit greatly from visiting other cultures and destinations. It’s an opportunity to create some real connections and memories that will last. Different than small children, teens will vividly remember and cherish the permeant memories made on vacation.
When picking an international family vacation resort, we recommend OPTIONS. Older families like to relax, but they also usually want to do new or exciting things together. Gone are the days of needing to break in the afternoon for naps. Older kids have interests and hobbies all their own that can be incorporated into the trip. For this reason, all-inclusive resorts are an excellent option for families who want to both rest and do things together.
Teens mean…a lot of food. Any resort for vacation should include a lot of restaurant options to keep up variety and volume. Complimentary room service doesn’t hurt either. The dining choices at an all-inclusive resort make them a very popular choice with teens because there are never-ending snacks, room service, and meals. Can you imagine a whole vacation without hearing, “I’m hungry! When do we eat?”
Teens mean that everyone needs a bed. Gone are the days of squishing preschoolers together. You need resorts that have enough space for practically fully grown people. Many international locations have two double beds in a room. Smart travelers look for those with queens, sofa beds, family-style connecting rooms, or rollaway to maximize sleeping space.
Many resorts have teen-specific lounges and activities. Whether it’s an x-box arcade, foosball tourney, or a teen-only disco, getting to meet other teens on the property can help make a family trip fun. Having dedicated space also gives them time away from any younger children to enjoy activities that interest them.
Many resorts give teens the chance to explore their hobbies and interests in new ways. Dedicated sports clinics can provide teens with specialty access to hone their favorite personal athletic abilities with world-renown experts. Or, specialty resort centers for skateboarding, music, and dance can give them time to enjoy their favorite hobbies while on vacation. Many families use this time to do something new together. Teens are at an excellent age for zip lining, hiking, animal encounters, and historical sites. New cultures and ideas are meaningful to them, and they can share in experiencing the art and history of different cultures around the world.
The name of the game is picking something that everyone will enjoy. Are the options overwhelming? Don’t know where to start? Contact us today for a personal consolation on the best resort for YOUR family.
About The Traveling Compass:
The Traveling Compass is a full-service luxury travel agency. Our success is built on a foundation of unmatched expertise and outstanding customer service. Our travel agents specialize in international travel, corporate incentive trips, destination weddings & honeymoons, multigenerational travel, luxury leisure, and family travel. We are also Authorized Disney Vacation Planners with experience assisting families that have children with special needs or large families or groups with complicated dining reservations for over 20 guests. Our personalized travel itineraries are designed to help discerning, time-pressed travelers plan the most elaborate vacations, down to the smallest detail. As luxury travel agents, we are dedicated to creating and facilitating travel experiences that expand awareness and give each person a real sense of the country and culture they are visiting. It is our mission to make sure you have the travel experience of a lifetime, every time.