Career or gap year?

I have secured a training contract offer but I don’t want to miss out on going travelling. What should I do?

I am lucky enough to have secured a training contract, and the firm is willing to sponsor my LPC. However, I am desperate to do some travelling before embarking on the LPC – firstly because I think this will be my last chance to go backpacking and see the world and secondly, a part of me doesn’t feel quite ready to jump straight into the working world. But having just made this decision, I need to talk to the firm about it but I am worried they will think I am not serious about my career and withdraw the offer. What should I do?