Video: Tips for travelling with teens

They’ve got a reputation for being stroppy and irritable. They can also be a lot of fun. In this BritMums hangout we talked to two experts for tips and advice for planning holidays with your teenager. Sarah Tucker is an award-winning travel journalist and author of several books, including Have Teenager, Will Travel, and Chris Mosler is a high profile blogger who can be found at Both are parents of teens.

We discuss:

  • What are the best tips for planning and structuring a trip with teens?
  • What challenges should you prepare yourself for?
  • What are the pleasures of travel with your teen?

Watch the video then add your tips at the bottom of the post.


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About Jennifer Howze

Jennifer Howze is the Creative Director and co-founder of BritMums. She blogs about family travel at, tweets at @JHowze and Instagrams at @JHowze. Previously, she wrote the Alpha Mummy blog at The Times and as a journalist has contributed to The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Travel & Leisure, Budget Travel,, Allure, SELF and Premiere, among others. She won The Maggie Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for a health article in Seventeen magazine.

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2 Responses to Video: Tips for travelling with teens

  1. Mum in Meltdown 13 March 2013 at 18:18 #

    What an interesting video, actually some good tips here. I have a 12 and 14yr old, both boys and we mainly camp- no funds to head abroad although we would love to! This video mainly made me feel normal actually LOL I will definitely take away the advice to let them sleep, and not cram every moment with stuff. As we camp our eldest helps with the tent (it’s huge!)but our youngest can be disruptive so he is given the job of finding where everything is and what facilities are there…… works just for the set up anyway 🙂

  2. Trish - Mum's Gone to 14 March 2013 at 10:31 #

    So sorry I couldn’t make the hangout earlier this week but thanks for including my tips in the video.

    Some great points here – the sleep issue and trying different foods on holiday I would very much agree with. My son became a huge fan of fish when we were in Portugal two years ago: battered cod won’t cut the mustard any more in our house!

    Agree with teen clubs – we booked a camping trip in the Dordogne a few years ago because of the teen facilities and my lad didn’t use them at all whereas he loved a small dose of kids’ club when he was younger.

    I would say we love travelling with our teen now – it’s such a pleasure to sit with him in the evening on holiday and just talk. We all become very good friends when we are on holiday.