There’s something magical in exploring the world. Visiting other countries, continents, even just cities can widen a person’s outlook on the world. It helps to draw people away from the self-focused mania in the US. It removes the traveler from their sense of normal and can grant a better perspective on the world. And yet, this thing which provides escape from normal has itself become normal. Everyone travels, be it international or across state lines. It’s thanks to travel that America is overflowing with enlightened and wise people with a balanced view of the world.