Have you had any experience traveling around Europe, on whim, or anything similar?
Not really. There's a better return on your money if you just drink at home. Same concept with going to a bar or a club. You don't need the Thames or the Seine or the Rhine to enjoy some beer or wine or spirits.
Aren't you the same person who came on here asking for how to improve your lifestyle before law school because you're obese and hypertensive? I hate to be rude, but it doesn't seem like you had your priorities straight until recently.
I worked in Japan for 2 years and traveled quite a bit during that time. It was frustrating at times, but probably one of the best and most enlightening experiences of my life. Traveling also gives you a chance to see how lucky we are as Americans.
What does being a bit heavy have to do with the concept of travel? I guess everything I say is false because I don't have a BMI below 25.0. Get a life.
By the way, traveling is still a big waste of time/money. Work. Gain some real perspective. As for being lucky in America... ha! There are folks just as unfortunate here in the US as elsewhere. If you're going to help someone, you should help some people here at home. At least then your genuinely helping because you want to help, as opposed to use it as a chance to "travel."
These are the most ridiculous statement ever. Travelling is NOT a waste of time/money, and the above is such an insular view of the way the world works...
I say you travel travel travel travel....and while you're travelling, volunteer. I have friends who did medical missions, worked in orphanages, did environmental work, etc. while travelling around Africa, Asia and South America. Travelling by yourself will help you grow up more than you realize, will force you to become more independent than you already are, and will let you meet an amazing range of people. There is nothing better than travelling, in my opinion- just avoid being an obnoxious American tourist while you do it.
Also, there's nothing stopping you from also doing some travelling within the US and doing volunteer work as part of your world-wide trip. The US is part of the global community, after all.