It wasn't near as thrilling and I'm really disappointed. Why did they have to mess with this show? It was so good the way it was. Now, with young kids, I don't even think they're leaving the U.S. It wasn't nearly as good as it usually is. I skipped last year because of Romber so I'm not going to skip it this year. ONe family with kids is gone. I'm sad about that because I really liked them. Unfortunately, the other family with rather obnoxious kids is still in it. It just wasn't like the Amazing Race that they used to have. Why didn't they just leave it alone? There are lots of disappointed viewers out there because of this.