The Trials of Travel with Teenagers
Byline: Words: Merryl Miller
IT WOULDN'T matter if all Seven Wonders of the World were outside the hotel window, teenagers would still rather stare at their Facebook screen and begrudge missing the sleepover their bestie is throwing back home.
Work with that, and you have a fair shot of enjoying an overseas trip with teenagers. Ignore it, and they'll ruin your life.
My husband and I recently embarked on athe last family holiday'' with our teenagers before the nest starts to empty.
We chose Thailand. Harry and I had spent our honeymoon there 21 years ago and we loved the beaches, food and people.
But we warned the kids a right before we left to avoid months of whingeing a we'd be roughing it. Here are my tips for those travelling with teenagers in the Land of Smiles.
You might dream of lying on a beach for hours, the only deadline being happy hour. Teenagers will not like this. They are good at sleeping but not simply relaxing. aDoa at least one thing every day in exchange for being left in peace on your deck chair.
You might consider yourself scintillating company but, to your teenager, you warrant little more than an eye roll. Allow them plenty of alone time.
Don't kill them with local culture. Some teenagers may have intense anthropological interests but most can only handle a limited dose of temples. …