Friends Across Borders (Pen Pals) Blog Posts

pen pals brandon and diego October 30, 2018

A Pen Pal Story from Minnesota to Cuzco

Connecting with a new culture and the people that live it is always wonderful. The best feeling is when we watch our kids bond with other kids in a meaningful way despite differences in language and culture. That is just what happened when 8-year-old Brandon from Minnesota joined our Pen Pal program and met Diego,…

the Rapley family exploring the Canadian Rockies together January 17, 2018

20 Reasons to Travel with Thomson Family Adventures

For 20 years we have been crafting adventures for families of all ages and interests. We make every day of the adventure count from highlighting learning opportunities for kids and setting up cultural exchanges to hands-on cooking lessons and exploring the wilderness. Here are 20 reasons to travel with us on your next family vacation!…

August 20, 2012

10 Things Kids Bring Home from a Family Trip

Thanks to Jessie Voigts, our special Guest Blogger for this excellent perspective on family travel: You spend a lot of time planning family trips – and coordinating said trips! Between teens off with their ipods to dealing with toddlers and diapers, how do you KNOW that these family trips are worth it? But wait –…

April 21, 2010

Meet Our Pal, Barbara Ruttenberg

Another is our ocassional series of interviews with our past guests. Barbara began her Thomson travels on a Thomson Safari in 2000, and has been on 3 Thomson Family Adventures with her grandchildren since; and we hope there will be many more! How / when did you find TFA? My first trip with TFA was…

January 30, 2010

Meet our Pal Dorothy Johnson

This is one in a random series of interviews with our families. We have so many interesting people who travel with us, and a few simple questions get fascinating answers. How did you find TFA? Simply by googling on the web site and then following up with phone call with more questions. The people on…