A friend posted this story on FB about why you should travel while you’re young and I thought it was worth re-posting here.
The only thing that I have to add to this post is that you don’t have to decide between grad school and travelling…you can do both!!!
I took over a year off to travel during my PHD… it’s was the best time to travel, BEFORE being committed to a full time job and having kids (although these things are still not stopping me from travelling!).
Do it, travel while you can!! I certainly don’t have any regrets!!