In high school, I had no desire to travel or see the world. I was totally happy living in New Jersey, and possibly becoming a cowboy at some point in my life. I didn't realize this at the time, but I would soon regret those words. Not only did I get the travel itch, I was destined for it. Then the travel itch hit in my early 20's.
Mark Twain, the writer and humorist of the 1800's makes the best case for travel that I've ever encountered: