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17 year olds planning to go on a spring break trip by themselves. Is it possible?

17 year olds planning to go on a spring break trip by themselves. Is it possible?

Jan 1st, 2007, 09:14 AM
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oops didn't notice original date. interesting someone would choose to bring it back up.
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Jan 1st, 2007, 02:03 PM
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1. I realize it was an old thread. I had not heard anything regarding the Holloway case for a long time and I was curious what people here had said about it so I did a search. This was one of the posts that came-up.

I felt the need to post as I did because I am disturbed and frustrated at the _other_ tragedy of the Holloway case: that it does not seem to have awakened most people to the utter imprudence and impropriety of such trips.

(and not because of what happened to Ms. Holloway in and of itself;_one_ case is obviously _statistically_ insignificant in determining actual risk. Rather, because such a case should merely _highlight_ and bring attention to the fact that such trips are simply a recipe for trouble- ethically, legally, physically, emotionally and morally.)

I am glad to see that there are others who share at least much of my view and feelings on this.

2. Having skimmed through the entire thread again, I noticed the follow-up where the original poster wrote:

"...i'll just have to wait till im older for a vacation like this.hey, it'll give me something to look forward to."

That's the attitude; hopefully you will have many years ahead of you to enjoy wholesome and fulfilling vacations in a responsible manner.
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Jan 2nd, 2007, 02:37 PM
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To my mind there is a difference between a spring break type trip which is to be all about partying and hooking up and getting drunk and a trip taken with respect and intellectual interest, to learn about another country or countries, their customs and so on.

I think the latter is a great idea for teens...accompanied by adults perhaps until 18 but then again Natalie Holloway was chaperoned too...
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