Asia vs Europe (The Final Countdown)
January 13, 2012 12:24 PM Subscribe
We live in the USA. My family of five, two adults and three kids (youngest 11, oldest 17), are planning a trip for this summer (July/August). We have friends who have invited us to two very different parts of the world and we're trying to decide where to go. We can either take a France/Italy trip, or
go to Hong Kong (and maybe make our way up to Japan or down to Thailand if the price is right). Looking for experiences, advice, stories, from those of you who have traveled the world that will help us make the choice.
posted by crapples to travel & transportation (24 answers total)
My wife and I have been in a few countries around the world. I lived in South Africa. She has been to Paris (no one else in the family has). We have been to northern and southern Mexico. With our kids we have traveled to Denmark, Holland, and the UK. None of us have been to Asia, Italy, or France-outside-of-Paris.
We want our trip to be as amazing as possible, but practical considerations are also important (e.g., jet lag, weather, cost, etc).
Please keep in mind that we are a family of five, with teenagers. Which destination would you choose and why?