TRAVEL ADVENTURE JOURNAL
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TRAVEL IS THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE
Foreign travel is my passion. Because a journey abroad is inherently and often dramatically unpredictable, I look upon it as the ultimate adventure.
The roster of distant lands that I have yet to discover seems inexhaustible and the potential for adventure is limitless. And because each one of us is the ultimate variable, every journey becomes unique. What you experience depends on what you are looking for and what you are willing to try.
The purpose of this website is to share with others my thoughts and insights about travel, my experiences, and my future plans. Since I have never done an on-line journal before, I really don't know if I will have the patience and persistence to regularly write something that others might want to read about.
My name is Scott Rose, and I live in Northern California with my wife and favorite traveling companion, Teresa. We have three adult children in their thirties who are also my traveling companions at different times. Time and again, it is through their eyes that I rediscover the world from different and newly exciting perspectives.
My love for travel began in September 1977 when I spend eight months roaming around Europe in a beat-up Volkswagen bus that I bought for $700 in the parking lot across from American Express in Amsterdam. I covered a lot of ground during that extended road trip, living on the beach at Vai, wandering the medina in Fez, exploring the ruins at Pozzuoli and eventually returning home on Freddie Laker's Skytrain.
It was this extended journey that first led me to appreciate travel as a phenomenon that opens our eyes to the world, and eliminates our instinctive parochialism by educating us about the values of the many societies and cultures with whom we share the planet.
It is my hope that by sharing my experiences, I can inspire others to discover the adventure and acquire the insight that travel can offer.