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Sep 9th 2010 9:50PM Three years ago, we took our kids, 11 and 14, out of school an extra week for spring break for an around the world trip in 13 days. We started in ATL and first overnight stop was Christchurch, NZ where we went bungy jumping, whitewater rafting, and fishing. Next overnight was Cairns, AU where we dove the reef and spent a day at animal parks. Then we flew through Sydney to Hong Kong, spent the night and flew through Dubai to Cairo. We spent one AMAZING day in Cairo where we went to a mosque, Egyptian Museum, pyramids, sphinx, camel ride, store where they make papyrus and perfume, 2 hr dinner cruise on the Nile, back to pyramids for night photos and finally back to the motel. Next day we flew to Rome. Spent 2 days and saw the Vatican, took ancient Rome tour, tour of Coliseum and St Peters Basilica before flying back to ATL. It would have been great to have more time but we didn't. Some people think we are crazy. They have missed the world. Some people think we are adventurous. We met them on the trip. The kids learned more in 2 weeks than they would in a year in history class. And best of all, we spent 2 weks of amazement together as a family.
Feb 23rd 2010 8:19AM Who's going to put all this information in the computer and update it by the minute as aircraft/flight crews change? In a world where the cost of the ticket is the deciding factor, very few will even look at all that information. We'll get on any plane for $5 less.