Whether it’s a quick weekend trip to a new city in the US, or an international excursion, we’ve noticed an increase in students who have acted upon their feelings of wanderlust. If you’re ready to answer the sweet siren song of travel but are concerned about your budget, consider backpacking Southeast Asia. How long and where you go is up to you. Some people try a quick two week trek while others opt for a slower four month adventure. Either way, Southeast Asia has exactly what you’re looking for. As backpacking has grown in popularity, many countries in Southeast Asia have responded to the rising demand of tourism. We spent about three months traveling throughout Southeast Asia and were able to make it to six countries. The amount of activities to do paired with the affordability makes Southeast Asia a top backpacker destination. Read More
Sri Lanka is never a country we imagined ourselves visiting, but somehow we found ourselves making plans to go to a place we knew nothing about. When we got there we found a beautiful country that truly caters to backpackers and tourists. From street food to beautiful temples to daily hiking trails, we were blown away by what the country had to offer us.
If you’re keen to visit and backpack Sri Lanka but have no idea where to begin planning, we’ve got you covered. There is a designated backpackers loop in Sri Lanka between the months of November and April. When you follow it, you’re guaranteed to see familiar faces throughout the country; you might even end up travelling with them!. Some people do the loop backwards for the novelty, but we would recommend taking the regular route so that you’ll get all the hiking and traveling out of the way and end with a couple of relaxing beach days.
New year, new travel destinations. Every January, we all make the resolution to travel more, but how many of us actually follow through? With these exciting destinations and reasonable, discounted flights to get you there, there’s no reason you can’t check at least one off your list this year.
A great way to spend a summer or spring break is to volunteer abroad. You get to see the world while doing good and gaining valuable experience for your resume. But when you’re on a limited student budget, traveling can sometimes seem unattainable.
The good news is your bank account doesn’t have to take a major hit simply because you want to travel and make a difference. All you need is an affordable volunteer organization and a low-cost volunteer abroad destination where you can make your money last. Here are ten places to consider:
Volunteer trips are becoming more popular nowadays as more people want to do meaningful travel rather than just ticking countries off the bucket list. Right when I finished school, I knew I wanted my travel plans to mean something! So before I started university, I decided to try volunteering at an orphanage in Cambodia for a month. While the experience was definitely rewarding and eye-opening, there are just a few things I wish I knew beforehand.
It’s fairly easy to fall into the motions of daily life. Getting up, going to work, having a drink with friends, going to bed and doing it all over again. For the past year, we’ve been acclimating to our new jobs and learning how to be independent in a new city. Call it millennial angst, or post-college blues, but there was always a tugging feeling pulling us to look for more. For an entire year, our lives felt monotonous. We took every opportunity to escape from our daily routines hoping to satisfy our hunger for excitement. Are you looking for an adventure to shake things up? We think we may have figured out how you can travel the world!
How many hours did you spend in college listening to lectures, studying, writing papers, and taking tests? More than you could count, right? It’s time for some leisure. The main point of college is learning. Learning, however, is not limited to books and classes. It’s all about experience. It’s time to add some fun to that experience, right?! Read More
You’re young, it’s summer, what’s better than camping at music festivals with unique atmospheres and great music?! Attending a festival is a great way to unwind, listen to your favorite musicians, dance all night and even make new friends in a new corner of the world. Read More