The thing is, once you've traveled beyond your own comfortable corner of the world, you will never be the same again. And that's a good thing.
(The pictures are from my trip to what was then the Soviet Union. It was 1987, I was about to start my senior year in high school, and I got to see some really amazing things.)
(The Tsar Cannon in the Kremlin, Moscow)
(Cathedral, Moscow Kremlin)
(View from the palace, Tsarskoe Selo)
(Children at a summer camp near Sochi)