Summer is typically a time for fun and relaxation, getting away from work, school and everything falling into the ‘daily grind’ category of life. Parents search for that perfect vacation, that special something that will bring their family member closer to each other and end their children’s “There’s nothing to do!” refrains for a while. Kids search for that adventure, that awesome thing that, when recounted next fall at school, will summon the green-eyed monster out of all their classmates.
Teen tours are great for teenagers looking to experience destinations both abroad and domestic. Whether they want to mountain bike in Switzerland, surf in Costa Rica, or take a run around the Major League Baseball bases, established touring companies like Evolve Tours provide safe and supervised trips for teens ages 14-17.
Different companies offer various trips, but most have a bit of adventure combined with the intellectual aspect. Prices vary but are usually competitive and affordable. Trip lengths range from 9 days up to 40 days with shorter stays or longer options such as those 3-4 week stays. Accommodations, which can be anything from 4 or 5 star hotels and resorts to college dorms, are included in the price as well as most meals, transportation and activities.
The impact these trips can have on teenagers is amazing. The opportunity to learn specifics about different locales and people is great but what they can learn about themselves is immeasurable. Being on their own can raise self-esteem and promote confidence in decision-making skills. They can grow in ways they wouldn’t be able to otherwise.
Also available are adult and family tours. Take the whole family and enjoy a fascinating trek to Mount Everest or do some community service at an orphanage in Kenya. The possibilities are endless! If summer is looming and ideas for an eventful, whirlwind of fun are lacking, do a quick internet search and delve into the prospect of exploring another culture with trained tour guides. No need to plan and fret about where to go or what to do, just select a destination and almost everything else will be handled accordingly. All that’s needed is the ability to have fun!