What I would be telling you is the beauty of it. Strip off the expenses, the work done before the actual travel, the planning.... we'll deal more on why you have to travel. Yes you can read all the books in the world about places and culture. You can scan them on the web. There's probably some pictures on the net. But let me tell you... to actually be in the place, to actually feel the moment, to actually have your senses working because you are there, it's a whole different experience. To be able to talk to the locals, to be able to try their local food, to be told what not to do, ahhhh... that's more than what money can buy.
Yes there's the occasional problems at the airport, the need to bring extra clothes in your carry-on luggage, but when you get to your destination, you will be building memories of your own. And no amount of photos can take what's been printed on your mind. Photos are there to capture moments. But the personal growth, mind, body and soul, it's a growth that only the experience can teach you.
Allow yourself the chance to taste, see and feel other places. Allow yourself the chance to grow. Allow yourself to talk to other people from different race and culture. After all, we are all humans. We all have the need to connect and interact. Give into that need and I can assure you, growth unlike any other.