I came across a great post by writer Jeff Goins, on 3 reasons to travel while you're young. It's 100% on point and you should take every word for it to heart.
What's funny is I sort of used to be one of those "yea, but..." kind of person about traveling and I'm glad I opened my eyes a bit wider to realize what the big deal is about getting out there to see the world.
It was not until the beginning of 2011 when I started to hop on the plane more frequently than in the previous years and it's completely changed my views on life and the work that I do. Despite the March 11th tragedy in Tohoku, 2011 was a good year for me since my entire time in Tokyo.
For creatives and businessmen/women, I think it's particularly important to stay away from routine as much as possible and to get out there, make friends with those people in different countries, absorb the culture, dine where the locals eat, walk down a sketchy-looking street or bungee jump from the Macau Tower. Basically try new things and you'll begin to see that the opportunity window just got bigger.
Remember to think globally, not locally and the opportunities you will come across are endless.