Hi guys, I'm not sure where I should post this, but here's my dilemma. I live in a place where there's not a lot of diversity when it comes to martial arts. In fact, except from dozens of karate and judo clubs, you get your aikido club, kendo and everything boxing. And even in karate, don't expect to see more than shotokan, apparently here nobody has heard of anything else.

My problem is, I would like to try out other styles. I've mentioned shito-ryu in my introduction, but there are many more I'd like to try out. Different styles of Kung Fu (Choy Lee Fut, Bagua, Bajiquan and Hung Gar come to mind), Pencak Silat, Ninjutsu and Kali are other styles that I'm interested in. And here's the thing: there's a city that's at 1h30 from my place, that has many of those martial arts (exceptions being pencak silat and kali). For personal reasons, I can't move out there, or anywhere, yet. So my questions are :

1/ Do you think it's worth the time and the money to travel 3 hours a day, two to three times a week, just for learning a martial art?

2/ Do you happen to be in that situation where you travel a lot to get to your dojo/dojang/kwoon/club?

3/ In the likelihood that it's not worth it to travel that much, do you think that one can acquire good, or at least correct enough skills in martial arts by learning alone, or is it a lost cause? I already have the basics of how the body works, I just need to regain my flexibility and hip mobility.

Again, I apologize if it's not the right place for that kind of topic