Why More Americans Don’t Travel

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011

This fascinating piece…


… caught my eye on CNN the other day. I was lured into their website by their Tweet that 30% of Americans have passports compared to 75% of Brits.

Of course there are multiple reasons for this – Americans have everything on their doorstep, so there is less need for travel. It is also much harder, just logistically, for them to get places. At the same time, it now being a global society, we should all, if we possibly can, be visiting as much of the world as we can. I know I have a long list of places to go – there is so much I don’t think we can even begin to understand without seeing for ourselves how others live.

It’s wishful thinking of course, but wouldn’t it be wonderful for the world if those numbers rapidly climbed close to 100% for everyone.