It is great that you started off closer to home. It benefited you financially and economically for the time being. If you are able to branch out and get the experience of traveling and learning a new place, I would recommend to do so. Not only because it’s something you want to do but also because it will help give you more experience and tools that help your skills and mind set. Helping you to learn to adapt to new places as well as different people. Getting you more experience in social change not just geographical change.