I can remember when I was a kid and my parents would go MILES out of their way (literally and figuratively) to get my brother and I to enjoy activities on a family vacation. They did some things that were crazy-fun and were able to always keep us entertained. We even have a family joke about pancakes because of one trip they salvaged with joke. What they didn’t know is that I was taking notes so that I could do the same with my teens. And, friends, these are the tried, true and tested 3 Hacks for a Family Vacation Teens Will LOVE. Seriously–the whole family is going to have a good time. Heh.
3 Hacks for a Family Vacation Teens Will LOVE
- Go Camping. On the beach. Not just out in the woods where there’s nothing interesting going on. Go somewhere amazing, where nature is always changing the scenery and nothing is the same as it was the last time you looked out from the campsite. If they say they’re bored, just start a fire, hand them some marshmallows and watch boredom melt away…seriously, it works.
- Go Snorkeling. This is something your kids will NEVER forget. Even reluctant teens will totally open-up exclaim in wonder (with a smile even!) when they get in the water and see the fish up-close and personal. Heck, the time we went snorkeling, I was a teen and…well, I can’t remember my favorite day of watching TV–but I can sure remember those fish and seeing the world through those googles.
- Go Paddleboarding. Yeah, it’s trendy and cool, but that’s not the point. The point is that it’s confidence-building. My teen, who could not be less impressed with ANYTHING ever, was impressed by HIMSELF the first time he was able to stand on that board and get going.
These 3 Hacks for a Family Vacation Teens Will LOVE are totally inspired by our trips to Gulf County, Florida where the weather is always mild and awesome–and pristine nature is just EVERYWHERE. You can do all these things–and a TON more in Gulf County. Seriously, there’s so much that we haven’t even been able to do–there’s kayaking, all types of fishing, hiking, biking, bird watching, snorkeling, diving, paddleboarding, ecotouring–and boating is no more than 15 minutes away at any given point in the area. And, there’s even a concierge to help you put together an experience that’s one of a kind yours and, because all the adventure in Gulf County FL is nature-based, an experience is NEVER THE SAME TWICE. Just the idea of taking our family vacation in Gulf County FL makes my life better: More Wonder, More Surprise, Fresh Adventure. Yes, please to all three! LOL!
Your Dream Adventure Sweepstakes
Want to win a $50.00 AMEX gift card? It’s easy, just pop into the comments below and tell me which of the adventures in the Adventure Guide would you & your family enjoy taking part in? And why? Yep. That simple–comment and a winner will be randomly selected from the comments on this post on September 20, 2016 and contacted via e-mail. Just tell me what you would enjoy doing in Gulf County FL…so simple. And, don’t forget that the Gulf County concierge program and Adventure Guide can help to easily plan your adventure–leaving you stress-free, independent and just having fun instead of trying to plan what to do to keep your teens engaged. Oh, and, just so you’re aware, fall is the BEST time to hit Gulf County is Mid August – Mid March. You’ll get quick access to all kinds of adventures teens will love including paddleboarding, sailing, kayak fishing in the bay, eco tours in the Indian Lagoon–just all the fun adventures in the Adventure Guide. So, go in the fall–best time–no jokes. And be sure to pin this so you remember next year where to go, too! LOL!
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