Travel lets you broaden your horizons. And flaunt your ignorance.
It was an impulse buy, this package trip to Paris with a brand new friend. She was a colleague who loved travel; the planning type who would research the hell out of a destination. She knew where to buy cheap Louvre tickets in advance, which restaurants the New York Times loved, and the hot spots to shop. I'm more of a wing-it type, which means many of my trips end with, “Damn, I didn’t know I was right next to that.”