Friends Across Borders (Pen Pals) Blog Posts

March 5, 2020

Make Lasting International Friendships and Personal Connections with Friends Across Borders

Travel is all about connection. This is especially true for children, because every new person they meet on their adventures can create lasting change for a positive, down-to-earth worldview. That’s why we created Friends Across Borders, our flagship international friendship program. Hang out, play games, share life stories – we make it easy to connect…

September 12, 2019

What Should I Look For in My Family Adventure?

It’s a common question when you want the best international travel experience for your family. You’re comparing two different international travel outfitters and find they offer similar itineraries for the same number of days, but the price differs by thousands of dollars. What’s going on? Many things can change the price of a family adventure….

July 30, 2019

Why Kids Love Friends Across Borders

Thomson Family Adventures gives your children an experience they won’t get anywhere else: the chance to befriend kids across the world. When you become a part of our Friends Across Borders program on select trips, we’ll pair your child up with a pen pal and schedule a memorable meeting for them to spend time together….

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

19 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!…