Teenage Travelers.

Sorry for the lack of family travel blog activity for the last day or so; I’ve been over at Fast Machines posting up NHRA drag racing articles about this past weekend’s race in Columbus, Ohio.

I thought that many of you might enjoy this article in the New York Times about travel with the “sullen set;” teenagers.  From my own experience I can confirm that it’s certainly a challenge, but I’ve also learned that it always seems to pay off once my teen appreciates the opportunities that she’s been given.

It may take a few weeks/months/years before the parent gets to see any of that appreciation, so be persistent and patient. 

There’s nothing like looking at a school textbook picture of a place and realizing that you’ve personally been there and have an understanding that your peers do not.