Insta Q&A: Spring Sailing With Teens
To those who say traveling with a toddler is hard, I say: Ever taken a trip with a teenager? The rewards can be great, sure, but keeping these semi-independent creatures amused, engaged and happy on a vacation can be just as challenging as dealing with little kids. With that in mind, let's see if we can help Taylor Milbradt, a reader in Dunkirk, Md., who's planning a spring trip with her teen. Taylor is looking for warm-weather ideas with age-appropriate activities, especially sailing. Specifically:
We are looking for a warm destination with our 16-year-old who enjoys sailing solo, but also is interested in meeting other teens and, of course, a feeling of independence. Any suggestions for spring break in April? We have passports and are interested in the Caribbean, south Florida or Mexico, etc. We are not into the "Spring Break" college crowd -- in fact we're not much into crowds of any sort, but would prefer not to change planes too many times either.
My favorite family-friendly spring-break destination is Sanibel Island, Fla., but I'm not sure about organized activities for teens down there. In the Caribbean, you might try checking out one of the family-friendly Club Meds, many of which have good programs for kids.
Anyone ever done this with their teen? Or know of any Caribbean or Mexican resorts that cater to teens? Or have any brilliant ideas about traveling with said creatures?
By Christina Talcott |
January 28, 2009; 8:30 AM ET
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