People can take gap years or career breaks
People with the means to travel the world should do so - possibly on a hiking holiday or activity trip - Lonely Planet has said.
Heather Carswell, a spokeswoman at the travel guide company suggested that people should partake in long-term travel on a gap year or as a career break in later life.
"If you have the money and time to take a gap year then you should give it serious consideration as opportunities can be few and far between," she said.
"A gap year can be a rewarding and even life-changing experience. It is worth having a good think about what you want from it … [as] there are a multitude of options to consider before taking the plunge," Ms Carswell added.
According to recent research by Continental Tyres, the United States, Africa, Canada, Australia and the Caribbean make up the top five destinations for the adventure generation.