A Family RTW Travel Adventure (2008-2009)
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Overheard in Greenwich Village

In a sandwich shop, a sixty-something man sporting a beret and a stylish mustache, to his forty-something lunch companion:

“When I was young, much younger than you are now, I was all over Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran.

In those days, you could travel to the ends of the earth. To places full of sultans and shahs. Full of adventure. You don’t have that anymore.”


1 soultravelers3 { 04.06.08 at 6:12 pm }

Trust me, there is still plenty of adventure left in the world! I personally would not take kids to the places he mentioned, but we went to Turkey and Morocco ( both highlights for us!) and will go to Egypt and probably Jordan, maybe Israel.

There are plenty of exotic destinations in this world to explore. No it is not the 60’s or 30’s or 1800’s anymore, but the world is still great and worth exploring in depth. Spend time off the beaten path.

2 Rick James { 04.12.08 at 4:00 pm }

Any traveler linked from your Blogroll Craig will tell you much different, in that there is still much adventure left in the world. While very little of the globe is left unexplored, the adventurous spirit is in our hearts and will be sown into your children’s as well. Not to mention such out of control possibilities like taking your family through an African country (like say, ummmm, Kenya) on the verge of a civil war. Scary but with that edge of unexpected adventure unintentionally.

While Egypt was a major pain, we spent far too little time in Jordan. Plan for a week or two. Transportation options are slightly more limited than Egypt. But the sights and respect for tourists makes it very worthwhile. We didn’t make it into Israel, but the huge waits and multiple inspections at the border crossing scared us away (along with our lack of time).

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