Today, my family is amazingly scattered around the world. I'm visiting a work location in Korea right now. My wife is currently on an airplane somewhere over the Atlantic heading towards London and my son is in the last few hours of a visit to the Czech Republic. My daughter and son-in-law are holding down the fort in OKC.
We live in an amazingly changed world from the one I grew up in. I never had the chance, money or opportunity to travel overseas when I was young and likely, I wouldn't have gone. It was inconceivable. In fact, I can't remember any of the kids my age who did any overseas travel other than maybe going to Mexico for a family vacation.
We had dinner with friends last week and their daughter is studying architecture in Europe this summer. She has visited Rome, somewhere in France and next she goes to Barcelona. Of course.
When I was a junior in high school, I went to debate camp in Kansas (KU) and that was living on the edge.
Our kids have opportunities to experience the world that I never had. The world is shrinking.