BA, BS, MS, MBA, JD – with so many options our lives are filled with diplomas. Pieces of paper that prove, “you did it!” But how valuable are these diplomas? Yes, I support continual education, but I don’t believe the you can only receive education from an accredited university. Traveling will help you develop countless skills, such as; negotiating, budgeting, and decision making just to name a few. It also allows you to experience different cultures which will help you understand different perspectives when you return to your job. You can learn so much more about a culture by eating lunch with the locals than you can by reading a wikipedia page.