It amazes me that so few of my fellow citizens have a passport. Latest estimate (from summer '07) was 27%. Now I understand there's a few reasons: - A lot of folks cant afford to go far--but that would only account for part - Its a really big country compared to many and you could spend all your travel time within its borders - Some people just don't like unfamiliar places. Traveling around the world (and through the US) really changed my perspective. I'd argue that getting to know regular people from other places really gives you a different pov on things. Have you been abroad?