Few endeavors are more instructional than traveling to a foreign country. Whether the experience is a positive or a burden depends significantly on the selections of your destination. The process and means of going abroad, has changed from sailing to buckling into an airplane seat. Driving north to visit Canadians doesn’t require the same skills to plunge south of the border. But making the leap across the pond for a European adventure requires a second mortgage to go first class. Even more daring is required to head west and visit the East. So why in an era of uncertainty should the wayfarer venture into the unknown?
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