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.