My Passion for Teen Travel: A Tour Guide’s Perspective
The moment I see those bright faces pile excitedly onto the bus, something stirs deep inside. In their laughter and chatter, I recall my own budding travels as a teen. This never gets old.
As we set off, their energy is palpable and infectious. Where will our adventure lead today? Their curiosity makes every destination feel shiny and new again through their eyes.
I love watching imagination sparked as they absorb stunning sights, sample exotic cuisine, and immerse in foreign sounds. I feed off their awe when historic places they’ve only read about suddenly come alive.
With students, the questions never cease and I relish each one. Their perspectives challenge me to see the world in unjaded ways. Teaching goes two ways.
Nothing compares to those glimpses of connection – sharing favorite music, debating ideals, learning slang. In these moments, our human need to understand transcends age or background.
While kids will be kids, I respect them as the bright leaders they’re becoming. When I show them trust, they rise to the occasion like adults so often fail to do. They keep growing me.
Leading student trips reignites my purpose. Shouldering this duty is a privilege. I’m humbled to open their eyes to beauty, plant seeds of compassion, and watch them discover their place.
Some people travel to sightsee. I travel to expand perspectives, bridge worlds, and shape our future. And that, to me, is the journey’s true delight.