No matter how the times are, I believe that you should always strive to do what you want. What else would we be living our lives for. Yes everyone strives for more money (and it helps) but there is so much more in the world beside that. Why surround your life around it when you can go where you want and see what you want to see! Just go! I think that anyone can to this is they only plan a little and then ACTUALLY DO IT! Take some action.