teens

Why Take a Traveling Gap Year?

 This is a guest post from blogger ElsieMila. Below she details why so many students take gap years and why they should spend it traveling!   A New Type of Gap Year: Studying and Traveling at the Same Time   In a previous post here on Escaping the Midwest, we shared with you our best reasons for traveling and exploring the world. In truth, traveling not only helps you expand your horizons, it also allows you to make friends all over the world. Traveling also gives you experiences that would have otherwise been out of reach. Although many like to…

How to Travel with Teens

Since I just got home from a 9 day family vacation and am now planning a European vacation for 2017, I’ve decided to jot down a list of tips on how to travel with teens.  Since returning home, I’ve tried to remember our trip, both the good and bad experiences. I try to take those sour or stressful experiences from our vacations and incorporate solutions and improvements to make sure the next trips are happier, with less stress, irritation, and family discord.  Some of these tips seem obvious. Nonetheless, sometimes when you’re on vacation…

Traveling with Teens

  Traveling is hard. Let’s face it. It is not easy to pack up your own little world into a plastic case and submit yourself to the mercy of big companies that determine whether or not you get to your destination on time. It’s difficult for some personality types to just let things go. One must be relaxed and able to roll with the punches in order to tolerate any kind of travel because anything can happen while on vacation. Airline travel can be especially frustrating. Especially with small children. Nothing was as challenging as navigating…