Most Travellers prefer mercenary/military campaigns.
A couple like to make money on strange, new worlds.
There is a long-standing tradition of support for the political campaign.
And there are those Travellers who have always admired the very short, yet very interesting, life of the typical Scout.
Humorous, yet non-violent videos, follow.
But these are the techie scouts. I tend more to tales of glorious exploration, in the style of Marco Polo. There is an entire set of 12 videos on the subject (each an hour long), based on the 1980 documentary The Silk Road. The first one is below:
…and you don’t have to serve the Emperor to do real exploration in the Traveller universe: a corporation, a band of long-range traders, a major religion, or even a foot-loose Far Trader, is more than enough.
[Actually, for me, one of the most interesting things about The Silk Road is seeing the early Deng China, when it was juuust turning capitalist. The Referee may peg what is shown as an energy-poor world, about TL 6 in the cities, TL 3 in the countryside. Not very uncommon, in the Imperial Empty Quarter.]