I went out of the country once, and it wasn't even that far. I went to Mexico with a good friend of mine, figuring it would be fun and we wouldn't have to go that far from home. It turned out to be more hassle than it was worth. Our flight arrived three hours late, the flight itself was insane with turbulence, and then when we got there our luggage was missing because it went on a different plane. And that was just the beginning of the trip! I don't even want to go into the rest of it. There were enough bad memories from this one trip to last me a lifetime.