Have you read the widely-circulated, seriously-on-point, essay by Jeff Goins titled, "Why You Should Travel Young?" what about this Medium article by Adam London urging the point why traveling when your young is so important to shaping your life? I read both, and strongly encourage you to read as well. I was getting emotional just reading them. TRAVELING is out-of-this-world amazing, the absolute best thing I've ever done and highly, highly recommend everyone do. The experiences I've had (limited in scope to the places I want to go) literally changed my life.
When you travel, you come back an entirely different person. A person who no longer has horse-blinders on, one that literally cannot help but see a more expanded view of themselves and the world around them. Your eyes are forever changed - everything you see, you believe is changed for the better.
For me, growing up in an ultra-conservative place like Utah, traveling meant realizing that the world wasn't a tiny bubble where everyone had blonde hair and blue eyes. The WORLD is IMMENSELY huge and beautiful. The incredible diversity, culture, art, language, PEOPLE that you experience while traveling makes one (me, at least) feel incredibly grateful and lucky to be alive on this planet. To have so many amazing places to see and experience makes life seem so great, so wonderful, so worthy. Traveling makes this possible. Without travel, there is singularity - oneness in a way that is so lacking it's like eating only bananas your entire life. It's crippling and, I dare say, damaging to not travel. Mostly, because you only see the world from one vantage point, there's no comparison to actually being on the streets of Rome learning about hundreds of years of human history, walking through the notoriously controversial red-light district in Amsterdam, or standing on the edge of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland afraid you might fall into the great abyss of ocean below.
So, TRAVEL, and do it now. Don't wait, tomorrow is not guaranteed.