I have been on so many “trips of a lifetime” that the phrase holds no meaning for me. However, this trip rises above all the others not only for its location, but also for the timing.
Keep in mind that this is only about Saudi Arabia & not the entire Muslim world. But it is the home of Islam AND, for decades, it has been an ally to the UK & then the US. They are in the throes of change albeit slowly, but the change is definitive & ongoing.
Women can work, drive, go out in public unaccompanied by a male relative & have rights to divorce, half the husband’s property & the government will provide a single mother with children with a place to live.
Perhaps by the time you get there, they will allow non-Muslims to drink alcohol.
Let’s take a look.