EagleMan wrote:And yeah Randori, most people are born and die in the same area. Most people never even leave their own home country. Unless you're in Europe with its silly old Schengen Area.
And by "never leave their own country" you mean never travel to a different country?
Trust me, I'm gonna travel occasionally by the time I'm old enough set sail on my own or with companions.
Yep, just simple travel. Most people want to travel at some point. Most never do. It's just a dream that gets perpetually put off by current obligations - I have a girlfriend, I have a semester of school, I have this internship, I have bla bla bla. That's why there's a bit of a stereotype of travelers/backpackers/etc. as lacking responsibility, because that's what enables them to wander and travel in the first place. In America it definitely becomes harder once you're in your career given the business culture of not being able to take vacation days, where we're the only country that doesn't guarantee paid vacation, and even most people who have vacation days opt not to use it because the culture's against you doing that. Heaven forbid you get enough time to take a real vacation somewhere like Europe. Don't even get started on how kids will factor in.
At any rate, if you don't end up traveling in the next few years, you probably won't do it until you're retired. Keep that in mind and use it as incentive to get it together. You say by the time you're "old enough" - you're old enough now, and you'll quickly be too old. You should seriously look into what you can do for next summer, unless you need to work in which case do that for the summer then put that money towards traveling either that semester (taking that one off), or traveling next summer.