Traveling with Teens

Traveling with teens can be a very special time for families.  They are not babies anymore,  so pack light and enjoy them while they are still under your roof.  All too soon, you will be wishing for these crazy times to come back!

Planning a vacation with teenagers can be as simple as you make it.

Tweens and teens like their space.  Hey, so do parents, lol.  If you are here with your older kids, relax and enjoy your vacation.  One of my favorite things about the Alabama coast is the family-friendly beaches.  Even if you give the kids a little more freedom than you would at home, they will be ok.  This is one of the safest towns in Alabama.  Our crime rate is low, and local folks are friendly.

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Make the most of your time together.

After a few days at the beach, try one of our waterparks.

Waterville USA is right here in Gulf Shores.  This waterpark is well supervised and has lifeguards stationed at every slide.  Traveling with teens is easy at this location.  If you don’t want to brave the slides, they can be dropped off for a day of fun, without mom & dad.  The same goes for the OWA amusement park in Foley.  This is a great day trip for teens.  Besides roller coasters, there are several water activities.  OWA also offers shopping and entertainment for mom and dad.

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Fun with the family!

Making the most of traveling with teens starts with preplanning.

Read a few blogs, check out our local Facebook pages, and make your reservations.  Check out the Track, Hangout, LuLu’s, and Crico’s Pizza.  These are all must-sees for families traveling with teens.

Now how about family photography when you are traveling with teens?

I thought you would ask, lol.  This is a must in my opinion.  All too soon the kids will be out on their own.  Take every opportunity to document your days as their parents.  Call Beach Shutters Photography for your family session in Orange Beach or Gulf Shores, Alabama.  We are local photographers that definitely know how to handle your photo needs.  We have a few kiddos of our own, lol!

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Love the sunbeams coming through the family. I would frame this one, big!