NEW FRIEND— The Beccue family makes the acquaintance of a tiger in Thailand. The family’s global trek was something Phil and Sophia dreamed of since they married in 1992. From left, Timothy, 15; Phil; Sophia, and Alyssa, 13.
The itinerary began with familiar names: LAX airport, Vancouver, Beijing. Farther down, however, the list had become more exotic: Kuala Lumpur, Ukarumpa, Skopje.
By the end of the page, one could tell that this would be no ordinary family vacation.
On Sept. 11, 2...