Another Adventure: The Travel Issue
The Editor's Letter
“I want to go on another adventure!” exclaimed my four year old less than two weeks after we returned from our family road trip to Chicago. Two months earlier we had embarked on a different adventure. That time we started from our home in Baltimore and drove straight through to Atlanta.
It was a lot of time in the car. Considering our family of four travels in a Toyota Matrix, which is pretty small by most family car standards, we had a good deal of together time. More than 12 straight hours of nothing but together time. Now some of you may ask, “Are you crazy?” And perhaps we are.
After all, I am the same person who insisted on taking our two young kids (then ages 4 1/2 and 22 months) along while my husband filmed a documentary in Europe. On that trip, I discovered that being all on my own with two kids for 12 days in a foreign country made for quite an adventure.
Yet for all of the craziness and chaos these trips created, I wouldn’t trade them for anything. My kids and I have seen real castles, conversed with complete strangers who didn’t speak a word of English, rode the EL train, heard the crowd go wild at Wrigley Field, visited one of the largest aquariums in the US, danced in the fountains at Olympic Park and met new friends all along the way.
In this issue of Classic Play we explore the spirit of adventure. We’ll hear from three writers about their travel plans (past, present and future) and share with you our ideas for inspiring and nurturing the wanderlust within.
We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to your travel ideas and stories.