My daughter and I are in the spring edition of National Geographic Traveller. WOOHOO.
This is a special issue on “Family” and we have been included in the Real life section “Travel With Teens”.
Written by Sarah Tucker, author of “Have Teenager Will Travel” she says that “the key to identifying the best holiday option for teenagers is not to focus on a destination, a resort or activity but to find out what makes them tick and then consider the family dynamic”. Sarah categorises teenagers into a variety of different “Tribes” – “The Computer Geek”, “The Too-Cool-for-Schoolers”, the “Eco Warriers” and “Eco Worriers” and then even more worringly, she categorises the parents. “Midlife Crisis Dad”, who has failed to grow up and wants to go to festivals and climb trees and mountains, “Imperfect Parents” and “The Old-Fashioned mum”….
Our mother/daughter trip to New York was featured as a good idea to do if you’re a single parent and the other children had other plans. Fantastically good for our bonding and (more importantly for my daughter) our shopping and it is something neither of us will ever forget. We even went to a Blondie concert together and loved it.
To be highly recommended and I’m delighted National Geographic Traveller thought it was a good idea too:-
Here we are on top of the world on top of Empire State Building:-