Traveling with teenagers

Who is a teenager? A teenager is someone who wants to be treated like an adult, but their behavior at times may not be adult-like. They tend to defy everything, especially when you are instructing them to do the right thing. It is a good thing as a parent to know that they are going through a phase off their life and need to be happy regardless.

Most of the time teenagers overreact to small things because, they may feel they are not taken seriously, they want to be felt. You are most probably wondering how to make that trip work with your son or daughter, who you were so close to just the other day but now is aloft, don’t talk much, and most of the time is glued to their phones or screens playing games.If you are lucky your teenager will have picked up a job on their own to get ready for the real world. Mine works at Direct Service Overhead Garage Door Company. He is making minimum wage due to no experience but it’s great to learn.

 This is the 21st century, the way you enjoyed youth is not how today’s generation does, most probably you will have to take that into accounts.

Your kids are most probably in boarding schools, or due to your tight work schedule, you do not have enough time with them. Take this opportunity to know them, their likes and dislikes, and it will be an amazing holiday for all of you.

  1. Bring a friend; give your teenager the liberty of choosing whether they would like to bring a friend along. This can be either a schoolmate or a family friend, this will make the holiday a little happier, and that is if you don’t want your teenager feeling left out. Having someone they have the same interests in May well, be the perfect idea for the holiday.
  2. Entertainment, this includes music and also a set time where all gadgets are off for some family bonding. A game of cards may be a perfect example. You also need to choose places that entertain your children amidst all those museums and nature walks. This will keep them excited and always looking forward to another experience.
  3. Involve them when choosing a place, as teens, they have all these wild imaginations, put them into consideration provided their requests are not that obscene and are up to your budget. Visiting a place they have suggested will create more interest and they can be less annoying.
  4. Internet and Wi-Fi, although the gadgets off policy might apply sometimes, always give your children a chance to connect to their friends online, they most probably will not be interested in buying and sending postcards, this is the 21st century. A little time to snap chat or call their friends back home will not kill your holiday.
  5. Leave parenting at home, be ready to let go and avoid revisiting issues. Setting the right atmosphere for the trip will make it enjoyable for you and your kid.
  6. Give your teen space; teenagers have this obsession with wanting to be left alone for some time. It is wise to book an extra room for your teens to help cool things off after a long day of being together.
  7. Responsibilities, teenagers like most adults want to feel important, hand them small but important tasks like, guiding you with the map, choosing a dinner place, or even your next day activities.
  8. Budget; notify your teens the amount of money you intend to spend for that holiday. This will prevent them from going into a shopping spree, most probably buying stuff they will never need.

In conclusion, just be a carefree parent for one day, it won’t kill you, though some boundaries need to be set for teens are known to get overwhelmed by excitement making a terrible mistake. Be on the lookout but do not micromanage them, happy holiday.

Planning for a trip


Travelling is an endless source of inspiration for the greater lot. Whether travelling with or to visit family, to close a successful business deal or simply to have the long-awaited break from normal mundane routines; travelling provides the “new environment” feeling. General travel has no specific criteria, simply just putting this and that together to achieve the intended goal.

General travel

General travel is the movement from one destination to another. The destination could be remote and undiscovered for the adventurous souls or maybe just one’s favorite spot in a well-known area.

A Travel Itinerary

It is the detailed plan of a trip or travel which includes the proposed routes and the places to tour.  All thanks to the internet, the itinerary per se has become a do-it-yourself project as opposed to the earlier professional planning process. This has helped scrape a few coins off the budget.

Tips on Creating a Personal Itinerary

Know useful websites

Several websites will be of great help in populating and organizing your itinerary. Some go an extra mile of providing visit costs, maps and weather information. Finding a suitable site will be of great importance.

Realistic scheduling

Even though it might be a once in a lifetime opportunity, it is best if the activities planned out for the travel period are achievable. There is no need to travel in search of relaxation but instead, come back home more exhausted than you were before you left.

Cutting down Connections

Despite the means of transport used, minimizing the number of connections from stop to stop will save on energy and reduce the risk of losing luggage. If possible, get an express travel means.


Leave room in your itinerary for change. Circumstance may make you change destinations, encounter delays or cancel hotel bookings. This should not hinder you from maximizing on what is available.

Itineraries are of most importance as they:

Help the traveller prioritize wants.

Assist in managing expenditure.

Ensure every second is maximized to the fullest.

Provide a checklist for travel essentials.

General travel proves a great challenge if one cannot settle on the destination especially during off holiday seasons. Such circumstances call for resolutions based on:

The goals and desires

As an individual, this is not a hard task. Nevertheless, if you are a group, every traveller is to be taken into account.

Time and finance available

It is a matter of outlining the budget and costs to be met. At this point, an itinerary will come in handy. Evaluating the time available will help incorporate everyone’s schedule.

The convenience and safety

Travelling is both time-consuming and costly. The journey will only be convenient if none of the mentioned above is strained. Safety is key when travelling. This concerns the travel means, weather and destination conditions. Before leaving the house, make sure that your house is secure and the children and family pets have someone to look after them if they are not coming with you. For external information sources visit this video.

Take a Bus Travel and Say Hello to the World

Holidays are one of the things in our life that we never forget, especially if it’s of a good memory. When the right time comes, and you know where you want to spend your vacation, you need to find the best transportation method, which will bring comfort for your much-needed rest at the suitable price.

While a lot of people prefer to connect the world with planes, well, aircraft are not that cheap, and you may miss some beautiful scenery on the way to your destination. A bus tour is a fantastic experience and an excellent transportation method which does not have any downsides that may spoil your vacation. Here are some few reasons why it is better to choose traveling by bus.


The tickets for long destinations are unbelievably lower than the flight tickets, and that’s why many people prefer this mode of transport, especially the ones on a budget.


At an affordable price, buses for touring are made to ensure good relaxation and make you feel at home along the way. With the latest seats specially designed for long travels, they will bring comfort which may make you forget that you are traveling. A majority of modern buses nowadays come with an air conditioner and a bus-hostess who will provide drinks and snacks along the trip.


Buses offer several opportunities.  There are at least two TVs mounted in the buses, or even some of them have TVs installed in the headrests, you only need to plug in the headphones, relax and enjoy the movie. It makes it easy for travelers to sit back and watch a movie or listen to music and have a snack not worrying about toilet issues because it is inside the bus.


During your journey, the driver of the bus needs to take several breaks meaning you also may take a break from the traveling. Breaks are great when you are traveling to a different country; you will stop along the way, and tour more exciting places than you expected. You can also take advantage of the breaks and have a cigarette if you are a smoker or grab a cup of hot coffee.

Beats the weather

Bus transport is excellent when going on short travels. If there is bad weather, it won’t be a problem for the bus driver. Choosing a bicycle ride to get the nearest center and raining starts pouring or it starts to snow, you will naturally get wet and sick.

And if you decide to take a flight and of a sudden, the weather changes and a storm comes out, it is more likely you will wait for hours because of the postponed flights. The bus transport will help you save on these uncomfortable situations, and it will also save on time and money


Overall, with bus transportation you don’t have to drive to your destination, the bus driver will handle traffic, parking, and other driving issues while you are watching a movie or even taking a nap to your dreamed holiday destination.