Obviously Jake & Asher are my REAL answers to this, but since that is obvious and also probably boring to read about, I will say the internet. Especially when we were in France, there were times I thought boredom would kill me and the internet saved me from poking my eyes out with a pencil just to have something to do. I love to read, research, and learn so having the internet connected to my laptop is like having the world’s largest library sitting on my lap. I love it. Everything I want to know, the answer to any question I can cook up, is all there waiting for me. We were also able to watch movies and old TV shows online, although I think is of less questionable legality there than it is here so faire attention.