My husband and myself and our ten year old son will be travelling to Turkey for our summer vacation. We are from Toronto, Canada. We will spend 3 days in Istanbul the fly to Capadocia for 2 nights then on to Izmir for 1 night and then onto 5 days at a resort on a remote island off of Izmir for a bit of rest. My husband must leave during our time in Izmir to return to work. My son and I would like to stay on and visit Pamukkale and then to a seaside resort for 5-7 days before returning to Istanbul for the trip home. Is it absolutely safe for my son and I to travel by bus and stay at small inns and travel back to Istanbul on our own. Do you have any suggestion for the 5-7 days on our own, resort town and nice resort? I have heard about lovely boat voyages but don't know how flexible they are and I suffer from seasickeness. I am also having a hard time getting replies from hotels if they have availability by email and by phone, mostly greeted by "no speak english". No email response at all. I really want our son to experience different cultures and ways of life but don't want him left tired and upset over experiences that he cannot enjoy himself. 10 is such a hard time to know exactly what he can handle. Any help would be appreciated.