I have a bit over 2 weeks time in January for a vacation with my teen child. We have been in many countries but not yet in Japan (expect Okinawa). We travel too much and she is a bit tired of long flights. Normally she doesn’t like to travel, mostly because she is exhausted from this nonsense school schedule in Taipei.
I though about Japan because she loves to ski, but after seeing the cost and type of accommodation in Japan I feel maybe it would be better to save Japan for a shorter trip.
She has experience skiing in Germany, Austria, East Europe, so I didn’t want to repeat the same destinations, although East Europe is great cost wise. With say, 100usd per night you get a pretty good accommodation with whole new modern apartment, full kitchen, even sauna, meanwhile 100usd in Japan can get you some tatami room or some dorm (for 2) with shared shower, or some place with terrible heating and falling into pieces.
So the option of Japan is not so attractive to me. The other would be just hopping to Singapore, Indonesia-Bali, Malay(?) and then back. But I kind of feel wasting these long dates as those countries you can go in any 4 day holiday from here.
Should I repeat the same ski destinations in Europe? Maybe try to visit west Europe instead but no ski? I am just afraid she will be bored in Barcelona, Porto etc, teens are a different species. Thinking about Italy too but then no coast fun because it will be cold.
Any of you experienced travellers have a suggestion of this desperated teen parent?
- the teen behavior has increased exponentially during the last months and I need a class to deal with it all. I wonder if I was like that in my teens too.