We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I've gotten out of the habit of travel; it takes somebody dead or dying to get me on an airplane. Somebody IMPORTANT. So flying for "leisure travel" isn't happening. Mostly, if I can't drive there, I won't go.
But if I DID, I would NEVER travel to the middle east. Busses of tourists are attacked with some regularity. Not even, even though I'm Jewish, to Israel.
I'd love to see Saharan Africa, sub-Saharan too for that matter, but it's just too crazy over there. I'm sure the people are mostly friendly and normal. But you can get in a lot of trouble very easily through no fault of your own. And over there if things turn south it can get real bad real fast.