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A Quebec City Weekend By Rail

Enjoy charm, history, music, adventure and great food - all with a French accent -during a weekend rail trip to Quebec City in Quebec province, Canada. Many Americans think of Francophone Canada as a way to get a slice of Europe that's much closer to home, but you'll soon find that it has a unique charm of its own. Quebec City (QC) is a perfect example. Recently we had the opportunity to visit our...

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10 Great Places To Take Your Teen

Are your teens afraid to be seen with you? Here's FTF's pick of the Top 10 Travel Destinations for Teens.esorts and hotels all around the country are realizing that designing activities and marketing them to both adults and teens makes a lot of sense. Clubs just for teens, unique kids' programs and even innovative new attractions are drawing young adults to these destinations. They're...

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Let’s Go To…

Check out these wacky town names in the United States that I read about in an article from an airline magazine. I so don't want to go to any of these places if I don't have to.The weird names include: Zip City, AL and Gas City, IN; False Pass, AK; Toad Suck, AR; Cabbage Patch, CA; Hygiene, CO; Two Egg, FL; and of course, Youth, GA.I wonder if Correctionville (IA)...

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Eastern European Travels: Summers Abroad with the Debate Team

Over the last three summers of high school, I traveled to Europe with The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) which sets up debate programs in countries all over the world. Every summer, they have an international debate competition and schools from several nations send delegations to a central location for two weeks of debate, cultural exchange and trips to prominent attractions in...

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Traveling with Parents

Traveling with parents is a conundrum. Travel is an escape. Parents??? Usually a lockdown for teens, but the fact of the matter is, traveling with parents is really worth it. Why you may ask? Well, because you get to see and do so much, even if it's with mom and dad.  From my experience, my father knows a lot about various places. To go somewhere with him brings you more...

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My SCUBA Class

SCUBA stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (and a great time as well!) My first (and hopefully not last) experience occurred during my 1999 vacation to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. The resort I went to, called Beaches, was an “all- inclusive” and they were offering a How To Scuba Dive ‘resort...

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Quebec City’s Winter Carnaval

Ever since 3rd grade I have wanted to go on this school trip to Québec City, Canada. In 5th grade in 1997, it was so cool to be able to go on such an awesome trip with my friends, I couldn't resist. Ever since 3rd grade I have wanted to go on this school trip to Québec City, Canada. In 5th grade in 1997, it was so cool to be able to go on such an awesome trip with my friends, I couldn't...

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