footing the bill for adult children on family trip
I have been thinking about taking a trip with my adult children (18, 25, 28) and their husbands and GFs this July or next July 2017. We have talked about always wanting to go to Ireland and also Alaska. We have never taken any lavish trips together or out of the US (we're in NY), more of just camping, and a few day trips etc. kind of boring, nothing really exciting. When my kids were younger we never had the money for big trips. There always seemed to be some bills in the way. I started pricing some basic trips/cruises out and they are roughly $13,000-$15,000 depending on add-ons etc. I was going to pay for the trip for everyone as they are mostly in college now or new jobs and don't have the money to lay out themselves. Should I do it? Will we be killing each other on the trip, lol? If you took other people did they complain about your trip choices? I've never traveled before so I find a lot of the planning and not knowing what companies to trust a bit stressful. Just looking up Alaska cruises, I've heard such inconsistent reviews of ship lines. I would hate to spend all that money and have it be a mess. Should I just go by myself and my husband and leave them all home?