Tripchick Just a quick update: I have purchased my flights. Hurrah! I also sent in my deposit for the Egypt portion of the trip and the tour operator told me that since I've reserved the trip by doing this, they can add other travelers who may decide to come on a first come first serve basis up to 6 people (max. to fit in one vehicle). So far, a few other women have contacted me and it looks like we'll be doing different parts of the trip together (in Egypt and Jordan). However, I'm still seeking at least one other female to share with me on the Western Desert (Sahara) oasis safari and Alexandria leg of the Egypt trip. So, if you are interested, let me know! The desert will be spectacular in the Fall -- not too hot and not too cold. I can totally picture myself hanging out at an oasis and surrounded by the vast sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea! Sometimes I even dream about it at night. Am I crazy???