My Son Has Traveled to More Countries in 3 Years than I Did in 16

As I was growing up in Pennsylvania, my mother once said she "didn't see the point of traveling to Europe."

Maybe that's why at sixteen I planned a trip to Europe by myself.

When I came home from this trip after eating delicious croissants and visiting the Louvre in Paris and eating amazing pizza and listening to opera in Italy, I told my mom that "I didn't see the point of Pennsylvania."