We're immigrants and I can tell you that country we left (Israel) is amazing!Ho hum. This is why we need more immigrants....they are often the ones who better recognize what a great country this is. Let them tell you about the country they left.
The problem is not the distance! We live in Ontario 22 years and there only province we visited was QC.You can’t compare it to France and Belgium, where you can drive from one capital to the other in 4 hours.
On the other hand, we visited half Europe, half Caribbean, Central America, about 15 US states.
Exactly same pattern have all families we know