A son takes his baby boomer parents to Southeast Asia
The author’s parents trust him to manage a three-week trip to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, with everyone leaving their worries behind
Worry. Apprehension. Anxiety. These were not the things I thought I would be feeling. And yet, as I headed to the airport to meet my parents for our first long trip together in nearly a decade, a troubling thought dogged me: What if this whole thing was a bad idea? For the past eight years, I had made a vigorous case to my parents that they needed to visit Southeast Asia. But what if they hated it? What if we weren’t talking to one another when we got home?