Ah, cool! It's nice to see another Hubski user on the right side of the Atlantic. Although, come to think of it, you're probably closer to the Pacific!
They say in Russia that a man has to do three things in life: plant a tree, build a house and raise a son. Sounds like you're on your way to a third of the plan. Good on you!
Hold on, does a hedge count? A couple of weeks ago I went down to visit my friend way out in the sticks, and helped her mother out in the garden. She had me plant a few striplings which hopefully will take, and eventually make a hedge. I was delighted when she told me she'd call it Fál Éamain, which mean's 'Eamonn's Hedge'. So maybe I only need to raise a son? Piece of cake.
Then do it. Travel around for a while. If it's something you know you want and there's nothing holding you from it, then there's no reason not to do it. As for financing the journey: set up a business you can operate from anywhere with an Internet connection; if I recall correctly, this is what elizabeth did.
In a lot of ways this is an excellent time for travel; I have no SO, no proper work situation, no mortgage, nothing really holding me to where I am. But I'm pretty scared, and that's sort of holding me in check. As for an online business, I'd have literally no idea what to do.
But never say never! We'll see. I am not staying in Mayo forever!