Travel Is The Gift That Keeps on Giving

BYDeEtte Person
Think back to some of your fondest memories. Chances are, they involve travel, family and friends, or all of the above. If you’re looking for a special gift for a high school or college graduate, for multi-generational family trips, or for any occasion, consider giving the enriching gift of travel. It’s the perfect gift that doesn’t wear out, break, or need to be replaced, all while allowing the recipient to create his or her own special memories.   
At any age, traveling gives us the opportunity to gain a new perspective on the world and an appreciation of other cultures. As a gift, consider big “bucket list” family trips, guided tours or cruises for a group of friends, or even the ultimate in independence — solo travel. 
Teach the young people in your life to appreciate travel by involving the kids in family trip planning. When they’re ready to “graduate” to more independent travel (and perhaps in the academic sense, too), raise the bar by having them design their own trip, then work with a travel agent to book it.
Although backpacking and staying in youth hostels are still options, there also are popular travel packages and tours designed for younger tourists. These packages provide the types of experiences young travelers are looking for, while giving you peace of mind about their safety. Europe remains the most popular destination for younger travelers, and Asia is gaining popularity.
As an added bonus, if you’re thinking of giving the gift of travel, you can purchase gift certificates from AAA for travel experiences booked through your local AAA Arizona travel agent. Giving the gift of travel is more convenient than ever.
DeETTE PERSON is a Scottsdale-based writer who loves to seek out the local flavor and take the backroads wherever she travels. 
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