I was lucky enough to do quite a lot of travelling before I started my career in recruitment. But for many of us this isn't the case.
This article is a really interesting read as to why we should consider doing this later on in life. We are lucky enough to live in a day and age where many work places are flexible about this kind of thing, so taking a sabbatical to see the world is a possibility.
It reality it can also help your career when you get back. You will return with a fresh knowledge of the world and of yourself and an understanding of what makes you happy in life. So get out there, take a risk, do something new, learn a new language, jump out of your comfort zone, you won't regret it.
Without all of the daily distractions at work and home, it’s a lot easier to dig deeper into your subconscious and find out what makes you tick. You may already think you know yourself, but we are constantly evolving and changing. Taking time to get to know yourself can never be a bad idea.