I cannot remember anyone who traveled very widely other than to visit family and certainly I did not know anyone who traveled to outside the continental US for pleasure (except Tijuana since it was close to Los Angeles) until I got to college. It was then that I met people whose families had the means and interest to visit other countries. It was just such an amazing thing to me. Well as I got older and the means became available I have tried to really get to see other parts of the world. I think it is so wonderful that many young people are traveling. It really gives them a perspective on the world that I did not have at their age. I love to watch travel programs on TV and read the travel section of newspapers. The internet also brings the world to me. I can only remember National Geographic and my stamp collection as a way to connect with other countries and cultures.