See how we transform teens into travelers, instead of tourists!

TFT strives to create global citizens through immersive and authentic travel experiences. We use a hands-on approach to discover what it means to live like a local in each destination. Our programs instill a love for travel, hunger for learning, and genuine curiosity about different cultures.

Watch our video and discover for yourself what makes TFT different!

Why We're Different

Small-Group Sizes

Group sizes between 16 to 24 students allow us to travel comfortably and make real connections to each other and the host community instead of getting lost in the crowd. While larger groups are confined to big tourist sites, bigger hotels, and chain restaurants, our smaller groups are guaranteed to provide a more authentic experience.

Diverse Groups & Solo Travelers

We celebrate the fact that teens from all over the world join our trips! Our participants come from a mix of different states, regions, and countries. The variety and diversity of our travelers allow them to expand their social circle and learn from one another. We also welcome solo travelers – in fact, 75% of our teens join us without a friend!

Savvy Travelers

We don’t want to just take you along our itinerary and show you each place; we want to teach you how to be a real traveler! We are with you every step of the way with tips and advice so that you can be a more well-rounded and independent traveler in the future.

Personal Paparazzi

We want our teens’ families to get in on the action too! Expect frequent personal email updates and hundreds of photos from your program staff to follow along with your teen’s journey. We are the only teen travel program to offer this in-depth parent communication and it truly makes all the difference!

Transformative Teen Travel

Travel isn’t only about seeing new places; it’s about developing new perspectives. Our programs inspire confidence and independence in our travelers, so they feel ready to embark on their own journeys after high school. We encourage teens to step outside their comfort zones – so they leave our programs ready to take on the world!

Authentic Travel

Authenticity is ingrained in everything we do. From locally-owned accommodation to charming authentic restaurants, we believe the best way to travel is like a local. So ditch the tour bus and have a real traveler’s experience with us this summer!

Authenticity is ingrained in everything we do. Eat, stay, and travel like a local.

Check out what past travelers have to say about TFT and discover why we are consistently winning awards for Top Youth Travel Organization.


"This is simply one of the best things we ever did for Ethan. That first trip opened him to a new world. Different cultures, food, diversity, sights, relationships, team building, confidence, independence...only a few of the positive gains for Ethan. Now, he is off to George Washington University with confidence, excitement, and an awareness for others for which we are so grateful. We are pleased and appreciative beyond words to be a member of the TFT family for a lifetime!"

Diana S. Paoli, PA

"I went on Greece: Athens and the Islands this past summer and had a BLAST! The scenery was gorgeous, the weather was beautiful, the activities were super fun, and everyone on the trip was so nice. I would 101% recommend this trip to anyone!"

Eli Brodner

"Thank you for memories that will be treasured for a life time! Yamma ... to the ladies that have changed our lives for the better!!! We love you and Greece forever! 🇬🇷"

Jennifer Knecht

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