Travelling with teenagers is no easy task. They are either too old, too young, or simply too cool to be seen enjoying themselves with Mum and Dad, and unless you choose a holiday destination that impresses both them and their friends, you could be in for one long trip with one grumpy teenager!
One of the easiest ways to tempt a teenager into a family holiday is by inviting one of their friends along for the ride, but if you are looking to spend quality time together as a family, you might need to entice your teenager with a trip of a lifetime to one of these Top Holiday Hotspots…
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
There is nothing like a bit of adventure to bring a family together, and by combining your annual holiday with something as magical as a hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you can create a trip that pleases the whole family – even the teenager! They might not like the idea of hiking initially, but once they break away from their friends, their Smartphones, and their social media accounts, they’ll begin to relax and enjoy the environment. Who knows, you may even unleash their inner Indiana Jones…!
New York City
The ultimate destination for a family city break, New York has something to offer everyone, and it’s perhaps one of the coolest holiday destinations for teenagers. There’s great shopping, endless themed restaurants, fabulous musicals and shows, and so many sightseeing activities that you’ll never hear those dreaded words… I’M BORED! The key here is to book a cool hotel where they can pose (when you are not around – of course) for those all-important selfies, and book a day trip to one of the many outlets where they can shop for designer gear at a fraction of European prices.
African Safari Holiday
The African Safari Holiday remains a popular choice for families with teenage children, quite simply because it appeals to all age groups. South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana offer some of the most amazing family safari holidays, and if you want to indulge in one last hurrah before your teenager moves away from home and out into the big wide world (gulp!), this could most definitely be it.
Self-Drive Campervan Tour of Australia
With no internet, no guaranteed power supply, and no privacy, a Family Campervan Holiday may sound like your worst nightmare, but it could be just what you need to reconnect with your teenager. The perfect trip for families who are not afraid to try something new, it guarantees to be a holiday of a lifetime, and with so much to see and do down under in Australia, you can go road tripping in style!