First, foreign travel is broadening, helping us see that other systems of government do, in fact, work, and people really are happy there.
Even going to where people are poor – really poor – helps us realize that we don’t need a PS-2 at each hi-def 60″ TV to be happy.
But sometimes it is good to go somewhere that has a lot of history and culture, and can provide us with opportunities to improve our minds. Whether that involves olfactory and palette components with the wine tour in France, or soaking in braininess at Oxford, Europe is one of the places where we can get smarter.
So get out of that dungeon, from behind that keyboard, and zip over to Europe to become even geekier and nerdier, but in a more well-rounded and polished way.