Embarking on a teen adventure is an exciting moment in anyone's life. With a little organization and creative thinking, teens can put their parents' minds at ease and get organized for an epic journey they'll never forget. Consider going with other friends, brainstorm on ideas together, and find ways to raise your own money for the trip. The more initiative and more responsible you are in planning your teen adventure, the smoother the entire process will go.
Things You'll Need
- Passport or other paperwork for travel
Planning A Teen Adventure
Ask your parents or guardians for permission to go on a teen adventure and discuss expenses and where you will go. Come up with a plan with your parents on how you will stay in touch and stay safe to put their mind at ease and make the conversation more comfortable.
Research teen travel tours through EF Tours (EFtours.com), American Trails West (atwteentours.com) your local church group, community center, teen adventure summer camps, or even your own high school's language club for options.
Speak to your friends about taking a teen adventure together and decide where to go such as skiing, white water rafting, hiking, or the beach and whose parents can chaperone.
Get organized and apply for a passport if you're going on an overseas teen adventure, fill out any paperwork for teen tours and send in deposits for any hotels or lodging.
Earn money by babysitting, washing neighbor's cars, mowing lawns, walking dogs, or another part-time job to help pay for the costs of your teen adventure.
Tips & Warnings
- Plan ahead for your trip. The sooner you get organized, the easier it will be to convince your parents, earn money, and get prepared.
- Understand that you may need to have several conversations with your parents about going on a teen adventure, not just one. All of your conversations should be dealt with maturely and with plenty of documentation of what you've been researching and how you plan to earn money for the trip.
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