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22 years Old.Shall I Put off travelling and do it when Older

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11. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 6y

Here's an option. Teach English. A degree is enough to get you work.

It'll also look great on a cv when you come home - assuming you do.

12. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 6y

Go now. If you put it off, life will get in the way and you won't go.

13. Posted by chrisvasil (Respected Member 102 posts) 6y

Definitely do it now.
I lost my job a year ago and have been traveling since. Could probably afford to go midrange, but this is my first time travelling more than a week and didn't want to spoil myself...
If you have time do it now cheaply -- as you fear, later on you'll have the money but not the time. Or you might have both but not really know what you want to do

14. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 6y

Quoting Shazer

Some people have travelled first, then worked. Others have taken it the other way. And many are still wandering between the two, utterly infected by the travellers bug... People travel at all ages, even younger than you are now - so I definitely dont think you are too young!
You got to do what feels right for you. Listen to your gut feeling is what I would advise, because many factors come into place and its not an easy decision, despite the fact that travelling is almost impossible to say no to!

I agree with this. There is no standard answer to this question. Every person must answer it separately. I didn't really start travelling until I was in my 30s. While sometimes I get wistful and imagine what a wealth of additional experiences I would have had if I went travelling when I was 18, the truth is that the 18 year old me wouldn't have wanted to, nor appreciated the experiences available through travelling.

Quoting si403

The problem is i dont want to fall into the trap of never realising my dream of travelling due to being trapped in a career..

Career's don't trap people, people trap themselves. Since turning 30 a little under 10 years ago, I've had TONS of opportunities to travel, including taking a sabbatical to backpack, travelling for work, using my vacation to the fullest extent and moving abroad. It's all a matter of deciding what you want to focus on in your life, and doing it. For me, travel and ultimately moving abroad took front place, and other options that I had in life (family, home ownership, etc.) fell by the wayside. No matter how intense your career, you should always be able to find ways to make travel work, if that's really what you want.

One of the things I would say in favour of travelling now is that I don't really think that the economy is going to be that much better by this summer here in England, so you might be better off taking some time to travel and coming back to look for a job in 2011. I got my first job during a recession in Canada, and because of that got a lower starting wage than I would have in a good economy. As the economy improved, for the first 2 years I was working, all the pay rises I got just brought me up to the level of new graduates joining the company. Sometimes it pays (financially) to delay getting a job until the economy is better.

Greg

15. Posted by Adri204 (Budding Member 82 posts) 6y

Travel Travel Travel now. I say do it now travel and get it in now. Hit the road and keep on traveling. Thier are so many ways to travel. Thier are work exchange websites and all kinds of hostels you could work at in exchange for a place to stay. Also if you travel in countries that are cheaper your money lasts longer. Enjoy traveling and good luck :)

Adri :)

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