Asia & Indian Sub Continent
To sum up this area in only a few paragraphs would never do it justice. A continent so rich in character a melting pot of relegions, culture, food and history, the contrasts of the poorest parts of Delhi in India to the nightlight displays of Hong Kong in Victoria Harbour, simply, where do we start?
For Australians, a quick trip to Asia is like stepping onto mainland Europe for the British. A stone's through away from Darwin are the beaches, nightlife, shopping and unparralled hospitality of the Indonesians on the island of Bali. Bali has become in many ways the Majorica of Asia, fortunately though it has been able to keep true to its soul and despite the massive influx of foreigners the noticable lack of Charcoal Chicken shops or TABS keeps you grounded and firmly in Asia. At TWT we recommend travelling to Bali with your children. This is probably the easiest overseas family experience you can have without any of the major hassle's that other countries offer. Check out some of our Bali stories.
The rest fo South East Asia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore are probably the next step in challenges. Thailand certainly the more visited and softer experience, the lack of visa requirements for Thailand compared to Vietnam also make it appealing. But if you can deal with some of these extra challenges, some exquisite experiences are on offer.
China and India would be taking your experience to a new level. These destinations are not for the faint hearted, but with some preparation and a solid plan you can discover these and other challenging countries with your family and keep the intrepid backpacker alive within.