As a Physicist (I was thinking mainly about those employed in academia which is why I posted this here and not in Careers Guidance) how much opportunity is there to travel? Many publications by the IoP to encourage students to study physics emphasize the international nature of a research career and the opportunity to work/study abroad. Also there are all the seminars etc. that are sometimes abroad. But how much travel do you realistically get to do as a Physicist, or is it like 5% in some research areas get to travel whilst 95% of physicists just stay around one place. I am curious because if travel is as extensive as the IoP claim then it is quite an awesome career.