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Is a teen boy mature enough to travel along 9000 miles?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends upon Boy

Solo travel is a complicated issue.
Factors to include are the maturity (not necessarily age) of the teen, mode of travel (one or two flights or many flights?). Has the teen traveled much in the past? Traveled solo for shorter distance in past? Who will meet him at destination? Is the destination politically stable? Review with your son how to handle problems such as delays or missed flights.

In brief: Depends upon Boy

Solo travel is a complicated issue.
Factors to include are the maturity (not necessarily age) of the teen, mode of travel (one or two flights or many flights?). Has the teen traveled much in the past? Traveled solo for shorter distance in past? Who will meet him at destination? Is the destination politically stable? Review with your son how to handle problems such as delays or missed flights.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Martin Raff
In the late 1700s John Adams sent his son John Quincy Adams from Amsterdam to Moscow by stagecoach so that he could represent our country to the Russian Queen. He was about 13 years old.
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