"Traveling is the best education" is one of my favorite sayings. Certainly not the only education one needs but a well seasoned traveler has a much broader scope of the different cultures, customs and negotiating tactics, to name a few advantages.
I just returned from Coldwell Banker's "GenBlue" International Business Conference where I was able to meet with and listen to Real Estate professionals from the mainland US as well as several different countries.
Coldwell Banker's relatively new "Global Luxury" division has amazing new tools that connect me to agents and Buyers all around the world. If you are considering selling a higher end property, consider James Lewis, Realtor, Certified International Specialist (CIPS), member of Hawaii International Real Estate Council and a member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America.