|Do you know the term 'OE'. Overseas Experience.|
It used to be almost a necessary part of becoming an adult in New Zealand.
Get as much education as you can handle, earn enough money to get on a ship or plane, and go see the world.
A big like the 'Grand Tour' in Europe for wealthy Brits, but travelling cheap, getting odd jobs as necessary.
And with all your belongings in a backpack.
This one was with me for a year around the outback in Australia. The red 'bulldust' coloured everything.
Then Europe on the cheap, sleeping in a small van.