We're darn proud to be Americans, and we don't mind saying so -- whether we're here at our New York City headquarters or standing on foreign soil. But unfortunately, we've all seen the embarrassing U.S. traveler abroad.
In truth, I was seized by a secret jealousy. As a Yank, I hate to cede the top spot in a competition of any kind. I felt confident that Union Jack waving tourists would defend their honor to the last sip of bitter.