So I have a couple of short ones at home, 1 a SR in HS and the other a FR in college (so not really that short nor both at home). Family vacations are getting harder to schedule, and since they have been to Europe 5 times, Mexico a ton, and all around the US, they get more expensive.
I was checking google.com/flights. Did a search for 4 for East Asia, the 2nd week of March (Spring break) on AA (we all have a bunch of miles plus I can get upgraded).
Get this screen:
I know it is pretty small but it shows $574 to Beijing, while most of worthwhile locations are $1K or more.
I searched AA.com and could not find the flights, so I used the link to book it and all 4 of us will head to China for $2300. Quick search and the JW is 15K per night (and a free night after 5) so my total MR redemption is 150K for 2 rooms. That place has a killer CL, and when I went with my wife a couple years ago, we were upgraded to a suite on a redemption.
I know my son's friends will be going to Cancun or somewhere like that for spring break but I think he will be happy with China.