Adventure travel grows despite occasional disaster
NEW YORK – When Carole Rosenblat was growing up in the 1970s, her parents’ idea of an adventurous vacation was “driving cross-country from Michigan to California in a non-air-conditioned car with three kids.”
Her idea of adventure is a little different: “Jumping out of planes – things like that. Parasailing, hot-air ballooning. These things make you know you’re alive!”
And the balloon accident in Egypt that killed 19 people Tuesday is not likely to deter her from future adventures. “It does not give me pause at all,” said Rosenblat, a freelance writer and occasional tour guide based in Gilbert, Ariz.
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