Here’s a great article worth reading that list 15 lessons Carloine wished she learned sooner. And, surprise, surprise — it’s littered with traveling insights.

If you read down to lesson #15, you’ll see this doozie:

15. Don’t settle. No matter what. Not for the guy or girl you are dating, despite the fact that you don’t see a future, not the job you have to pay for the apartment you didn’t want, not the life you settled into. You deserve nothing short of the best and it’s never too late to change your mind.