stapfam's post about the shopping trip prompted me to wax political about "leaving the country" --which is not so easy to do in the US. Many of us in the heartland could go a thousand miles in just about any direction and not leave the country. And most probably don't even have passports. So,... I might want to go to:
Canada: clearly our best friends (and anybody who says otherwise is itching for a fight).
Mexico: they love us but can't say it publicly for fear of deportation (I support full amnesty, but usually have to duck after saying that).
UK: wish I could summer in the west country. I do enjoy it over there.
France: definitely misunderstood by the typical heartland redneck (we all have elements of this) largely for their vocal stance against US invasion tendencies. Personally I'd consider them our oldest friend. Only a dear friend can presume to criticize and offer to be a "conscience"
Other foreign cities/countries I'd consider visiting... Dubai, Germany, anything on the Mediterranian, Bermuda, Australia (most definitely), New Zealand, New York, Detroit, ...
So where else have you travelled and connected with people??