Were you born in the Age of Exploration, which course and/or education would you pursue?
I honestly dont think I'd do any exploration at all.
I am into history, and have spare money, but I never traveled to see Rome or Vienna or Istanbul, despite being near them.
I can go visit any of the old european towns for the weekend, and choose not to, for years now.
I like lazy history. Sitting at home in front of the PC history, or reading in bed history.
Not exploration, and not going outside. There are bears outside. And immigrants.
>sign up to the VOC as a mercenary
>start as a decksweep and work my way up
>get to sail to South Africa, India, East Indies, Far East
>end up a captain and retire to the Oriënt as an administrator