Wow! what a beautiful landscape that is on everyone's photos!
My greatest wish is to fly to the us and see everything with my own eyes =)
Just keep in mind, Cowgirl, that a lot of people from the US want to fly to Sweden to see everything with their own eyes! Until and unless you've seen everything to see "at home" it don't make much sense to go elsewhere to look! IMHO!
I had an office partner once who was telling me about a recent vacation to Bejing. I asked him why he went there for vacation. He said he wanted to see something different. I asked him if he'd ever seen the Rocky Mountains or the Everglades. He said, well, no, but he also wanted to experience a different culture. I asked him if he'd ever been to southern Louisiana. He hadn't, but didn't really have a response, either.
Someday, if I live long enough, I'll go visit places outside my home country--just as soon as I've seen and done everything I want to do here. Until then, I'll not spend the time nor money to travel internationally.
But, if I live long enough, maybe, someday. 'Course, I might have to live to 200 years old, but one never knows for sure!
Anyway, enjoy what you have. Do not assume the grass is greener on the other side of the fence--'cause if you do you may well be disappointed once you get there.
Sorry for the sermon. I'll get off the soapbox now.