Traveling with a young person is wonderful; to see the world through their eyes, to experience their emotions, to move at their pace, and to hear their comments.
They are different from an adult. Second generational travel allows the younger person freedom from their parents. One on one travel allows both to be there for the other. Neither is distracted by others. You concentrate on each other. And it frees the young person to express them self. It is important for the older person to withhold judgment.
All this is the making for turning dreams into memories….
Planning is the easy part. A young person can go most any place. Then tailor to experience accordingly, but do not forget the adult. For example, going to a museum, explore the impressionist or ancient cultures rather than some of the Renaissance paintings. Keep the time limited, never experience everything of anything, then you will always want to return for more.
Introduce a young person is fine dining, to learn the experience but allow the food to be of their choosing. There is always something on a menu for the plain eater. Plan the meals early and often, as young people need a lot of fuel.
Lastly in planning, be spontaneous, young people are…. For example… this past Memorial Day holiday I took one of my grandsons to New York City. He wanted New York style pizza. So on our first day we found a place and had two good slices. After leaving we walked a half a block and found a real local pizza shop and stopped for another slice of pizza! And it was great! He did not need another!