Letting teens play a part in planning a family holiday can help them stay involved.

Nine ways to make travel with your teen fun

The low point of the trip wasn't when my husband, Andrew, and I hiked into the Grand Canyon without our teens, because Solomon and Celia opted to stay behind in our tiny cabin. As insane as it seemed for them to miss their chance to explore the most spectacular natural phenomenon our country has to offer, that morning, we chose to let it go.

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Spending money on experience rather than 'stuff' is a great choice.

Why holidays are worth a million toys

I dread to think of the monies worth of toys that are gathering dust in my son's room. Yet, my son doesn't even remember what he's got. Conversely, ask him about our family holiday to Thailand two years ago, and he remembers every single thing.

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Evie Farrell has been travelling aroun Asia with her six year old daughter Emmie.

How backpacking with my six-year-old has changed our lives

Our children should be exposed to unfamiliar cultures, races and religions at a young age so they welcome the excitement of adventure, the beauty of the divergent and seek the strange and unusual. We need to stop finding comfort in our mirror image, in the sameness that breeds exclusivity and exclusion.

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