"My daughter was really happy with the trip. She got to see not just new things and people, but have some real work and educational experience. She came out of it really positive and proud of herself for spending time alone and navigating life without a parent. Thank you for planning all the details and taking care of her. It was great!"
"Finding your program was a gift! It is the BEST opportunity out there for children to travel the world with like-minded peers & reasonable responsible and fun-loving young adults who want to go and explore these incredible cultures and countries. I appreciated how clear you made it that kids can come without friends and a willingness to make new friends. The trip had it all… adventure, history, independence, amazing people, great food, and beautiful lodging all while keeping mom and dad at home informed and feeling like all is well with their child as they grow and experience this incredible gift of grace. I am very grateful for you all and the HUGE team that makes this program work so smoothly. Thank you tons and tons. Travel on and keep up the great work!!!"
"Zoe had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. She enjoyed the activities, especially sharing this journey with her long time friend. Zoe has made lifelong friends with her fellow 2023 CR teen travelers. There was a perfect balance of activities vs free time. She enjoyed the flexibility of the suggested schedule. As a parent, I believe the CR staff did an AMAZING job with daily photos and recap. Even if I didn’t get a chance to connect with my teen each day, the trip leaders ALWAYS posted photos, emailed a recap and provided the next days agenda."
"TFT was a fantastic experience for our son in every part of the process. He had a life-changing, super fun trip. It was filled with a variety of active and cultural activities at a great pace. The group of kids as well as the leaders were fantastic. The communication from TFT leading up to the trip was thorough and easy. The travel itself was seamless - he was able to travel to and from the meeting group spot by himself without difficulty. There was regular communication from the leaders during the trip as well. There is nothing that was missing nor would we have changed. Thank you TFT!"
"Thanks for reaching out – Adam had a spectacular time on his travel for teens journey to Alaska. He appreciated the diversity of activities and the adventures as well as traveling within the state. He was very impressed with his guides and had a real growth experience with you. I appreciate everything you did to carefully plan out the experiences."
"I have to say how impressed I am with this group…it’s so large and yet truly feels like a tight knit family!! We have had Tim’s older sisters on these trips in the past and they've all been amazing. Between the detailed and fun updates, and the amazing pictures…I really feel as though I’m experiencing the whole thing with you all. I cannot thank you and the other leaders enough and seeing all the smiles makes me smile too."
"A most sincere thank you for providing us with such vivid descriptions of this awesome trip. My husband and I look forward to each evening's email to get the lowdown on how the Spanish journey is progressing. Selina is enjoying the experience tremendously---not only has she told us so but we know this to be true as her messages home are few and far between (exactly what we were hoping for, that she be present and in the moment where she is). Thank you again for the pix and daily updates and wishing everyone safe and happy travels!!!"
"Amaya went to Costa Rica with another program two years ago and I can honestly say TFT is crushing the competition! From the time Amaya arrived (traveling alone) to the accommodations, caliber of staff, and activities, we were very impressed! TFT has provided far more activities than the competition and has far better communication with parents! I absolutely love the daily updates and photos! Not only is it informative and personal, but it gives me my own little escape from the monotony of my work world!"
"I really enjoyed reading your daily reports detailing all of the amazing and wonderful activities that this group did, and I shared each update with our family and friends. We were all so thrilled (and slightly envious!) to read about each day's adventures and to see all the great photos of these kids... what a happy and fun-looking bunch! I am sure they have all learned so much from this experience.. I know that for Ariel it has been transformative, and a dream come true."
"The trip sounds like it has been absolutely amazing and you and the team have navigated any hiccups with ease! I am so thankful/grateful for these daily play-by-play emails and know that Ella is having THE BEST time and is also well taken care of. For that, we couldn't be more grateful. I hope you are enjoying the journey just as much. There is nothing I can do to repay you for these memories and nothing short I can say for just how much this means to us and Ella. THANK YOU!"
"I wanted to reach out and let you know what an amazing experience it was to have my son on the Scotland trip with you this week. The communication and pictures were outstanding and made the week go by quickly since I felt it connected me to what he was experiencing. On the ride home from the airport he also mentioned that gluten-free shortbread had been provided for him as well. Thank you!"
"I feel that I could not have been luckier to have been put on my trip with the best counselors. Through our countless luggage lift sessions and daily conversations I feel that I gained incredible role models in my life that I will never take for granted. I believe that the situations that we were put in and the bond that we created is something that cannot be matched by many. I recall the quote one of them said to me right before I got in the van to the Rome airport. “When you can look in the mirror every day, and be proud of the person you see, that’s how you know you’ve done well in life.” That has stuck with me so much in the past week and I’ve been constantly thinking about it."
"Thank you so much for all your work, everyone. What an incredible trip. I am so impressed by how varied and organized and amazing each day seemed. I know Alma has had a life-changing experience. That was exactly what we wanted--after the pandemic and the world being what it is...It's so wonderful to see these young people having this beautiful experience."
"The photos are amazing and it looks like an incredible time was had by all. I can’t help but notice what a “growth’ opportunity it was socially for these kids. When you compare the photos from the beginning of the trip to the ones at the end- everyone looks healthier, more confident, and bonded with new people from different states. A little independence in a foreign country seems good for the soul!"
"A HUGE THANK YOU to you to the trip leaders for providing an extraordinary travel experience for our group of middle school students! My husband and I have been blown away by the numbers and depth of activities -- and extremely appreciative to you for your extraordinarily thoughtful (and detail packed) emails and photos/videos! We have looked forward to your updates every day. It is clear how invested you are, and how much you care. Thank you!"