Personally, if I had it to do over, I'd look at one of the trades that are needed world wide, (electrician, welder, diesel mechanic, turbine repair, etc.), then let them pay me to see the world.
Life long vacation if you have the right attitude.
That kinda struck home.. I thought about college and ended up going to work. I've always had a knack for fixing stuff, so I went from cheese factory maintenance, to welding, and so on and so on..
I kept my ears open and my mouth shut, except to ask questions. After time, I learned welding/machining/controls/ and with that, and some common sense, I've done pretty well for myself..
I've worked on paper making equipment all over the world, and am currently 2 months into a new job servicing fluid transfer valves.. (mostly food and drug)
The new job's got me travelling as much as the old one, which is enough to keep me busy, and not enough to burn me out.. I'm headed to The Netherlands next month for training on beer testing equipment, and so far, so good!!
The trick is to find something that you're good at, and also enjoy.. If college is something that that line of work requires, go for it..