It's not from a place of me feeling like there's nothing else out there worth seeing, it's just indifference. I don't have whatever gene it is that makes people want to travel around the globe.One thing on this, and it’s in no way targeted at you personally. But, I hear a lot of people claiming how the US is the ‘greatest country in the world’, and when you ask how many countries they‘ve been to the answer is ‘well, I’ve been to Cabo’. I think seeing how other people live give a bit of perspective. Not to mention some great food and beverages.
I do also think that one can have admiration for their country without being a nationalist who tends to write other cultures off. There's a lot wrong with America but there's also a lot of good as long as you can avoid news, religion, and politics, which I'm very good at. Our National Park system is second to none and I've heard a whole lot of people visiting from outside the US comment on that when they come here. And as far as culture there isn't one that comes close to being as varied, for better or worse, than here. The US has such differing regions in such a big land area that it's almost like we have 100 different countries in one.
I think sometimes people don't consider that as much as they should, and they miss out on a lot of what's right in their backyard. I know a few people who've never been outside the 3 state area of IA/MN/SD. I work with a guy who was born and raised in O'Brien county...he's late 50s in age and the farthest he's ever been from home is the state basketball tournament in Des Moines. Never flown, never went anywhere farther than that on vacation, no desire to.