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Veteran world traveler has more places to visit

Veteran world traveler has more places to visit

Bill Altaffer’s son recently asked him how many countries he had only been to once. Altaffer, a lifelong traveler who says he has visited every country on Earth (the United Nations has 193 member states), had to think, and could only come up with about a dozen.

But even though the 74-year-old Carmel Valley resident said he has long exhausted his personal bucket list of travel destinations, he has no plans to let his suitcase gather dust in the closet.

He still has trips he wants to take, especially with his family – wife Ching, son Joe, 16, a student at Canyon Crest Academy, and daughter Lena, 20, a junior at USC.

“I just really want to show my family some of the...

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