Should you take time out of education or work to travel?

Many people will say that one regret they have is that they wished they had travelled parts of the world before settling down and having a family or taking on commitments such as a mortgage which meant they could not afford to give up their job and take time out to travel.  

So how important it is to travel and what are the pros and cons. Did you really miss out if you didn’t go travelling or is it too late to start now?

 If you really want to explore other parts of the world, then you definitely should try to do it. You may find it easier to do this when you are young as you may feel you do not get the opportunity to have the experience again later in life. Very often students take a year out called a Gap year to travel around. When they come back they often say they have a better idea of what they want to do with their life and find it easier to settle down.

It is likely to be expensive when travelling especially if you are not planning on working whilst you are away. You should always make sure you have enough money to see you through your trip and always have a back up of money for a ticket home should you want or need to return early.