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Old 07-21-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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My grandfather is like Uncle Jesse from the Dukes of Hazzard, been to two places in his life Worcester County Massachusetts and Korea. That's one too many.
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Whatever floats their boat...they are missing out on a lot unless of course they live in CA or AK, which are loaded with sights. Even then, there is still something more impressive to see or do.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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No matter how big or diverse a single state is (California or Texas, Florida is long, but lemme tell you geographically it's not diverse. It's pretty, but not diverse. I been to pretty much all over the state except places like Jacksonville, Cape Canaveral and Key West) it doesn't compare with taking in the beauty of this whole country. I've lived in 2 states and have been in 7. I can't wait to visit more and move into one more as well.

The beauty of the USA is far overblown. It would be much better for most Americans to venture further than the state next door. How bout visiting another country?

Americans are the most provincial people in the developed world that seem to have little interest in the wider world. Sad really, but explains a lot about the average voter in this country and how different they are to Europeans, Canadians and Australians. Also explains this whole American mindset of "America is the greatest and most beautiful nation on earth blah blah". Far from it.
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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I say those people are missing out and probably a little more on the sheltered side or maybe a bit small-minded depending on their attitude. At any rate, its their life. I'm going to keep traveling as much as I can.
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:18 PM
 
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Until she campaigned for national office, I don't think Sara Palin had ever been outside of Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho..... How could someone like her, possibly understand complexities like large metropolitan urban planning and public transportation dynamics....the complex nuances and histories of different minority races and ethnic groups, etc.
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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I'm from Rhode island .. trust me ... there ARE people here who have never left this 40 mile square...sad lol
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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In my two years in Rhode Island, I've found that though there may be Rhode Islanders who never go anywhere, there are certainly more Rhode Islanders who love talking about how Rhode Islanders never go anywhere.

The thing about Rhode Island is that as dense as the state is, the population is heavily concentrated in the northeast, which is right on top of Massachusetts. You can end up in Massachusetts almost by accident. Need to get something tailored and heard about this new shop that specializes in it? Want to take your kid to this cool trampoline park? Holiday street fair going on? Oops, ended up in Massachusetts on the way there. Things like this happen to me with surprising frequency (and I don't even live that close to Massachusetts by Rhode Island standards -- in fact, I live just as close to Connecticut).
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