Smarty told me recently, "You know, I never thought much of my dual citizenship when I was younger, but now I am so happy that I can live in Europe. It's good to have options!". Right now she is not considering the move "across the pond" and neither do we, but who knows what happens a few years down the road. Even better, her children can also get German citizenship even if she stays in the US - as long as she applies for it within a year of their birth.
Who knows, perhaps a gap year travel or just a semester abroad are in Smarty's future. I am a little jealous of all the options that she might have in her life, and I just hope that she will make good use of opportunities given to her.
Have you traveled abroad? Where?