We all know that traveling exposes you to different cultures, people, and environments. If you are open-minded and embrace these experiences, you will most likely start to see the world differently, at least in some aspects. On this page, you will find links to posts that discuss how our opinions have changed since leaving the United States.
After 18 months of travel, we have found the most meaningful lessons had less to do with history, art, or politics than they do with the universal realities of life. We have learned that it is a safe and wonderful world full of good people. We also learned a little about ourselves.
Do people in other countries hate Americans? Is it better to say you are from Canada if you are a U.S. citizen traveling abroad? Or will you be pleasantly surprised by the openness and generosity of spirit of people throughout the world?
Do you get annoyed when you encounter foreign languages on signs, forms, or phone menus while in the U.S? I used to. Then I spent eight months in Europe and my attitude changed.