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
You’ve just gotten off the plane and you’re in a new country, ready for a fabulous vacation! You can already imagine the awesome people you’re going to meet, the food you’re about to indulge in, maybe a few late nights and some unforgettable stories (#wanderlust). Waiting by the luggage carousel, you’re eagerly anticipating your suitcase on that carousel…time passes and the bags from your flight stop coming. An awful realization hits your jetlagged mind: my bag is missing! We know. Lost luggage is the WORST.
Traveling while you’re young means having the energy to power through time differences and jet lag, having a healthy back to sleep on those uncomfortable hostel beds and most importantly, not having those thirty something responsibilities, like a mortgage, to worry about. There are so many wonders of the world to see and places to visit before you turn 30. Take full advantage of the freedom of your twenties by seeing the world, before those thirties creep up on you.
Do you really travel if you’re not going to share the coolest parts of your journey on Instagram? Inspire feelings of envy and FOMO in all of your followers. Or just catalog your travels to fondly look back on later. If the next flight you book brings you to Japan, you’ll be relieved to hear that the scenery in Japan is top notch.
When people think of Johannesburg (Joburg, as the locals say), they think about the danger and criminal reputation that hangs over the city. Some are willing to risk a night in the city on their way to Kruger or the rest of South Africa. But once people get there, they find a completely different side to the city. Many are often convinced to stay longer. There is a plethora of reasons for why you should plan to stay longer than one night in Joburg! Here are a few things to do in Johannesburg that really stuck out to us.
The transition from college to the real world is a difficult time for many post-grads. Between figuring out how to file taxes, paying rent and cooking nutritional food, adulting can be a whirlwind of lifestyle changes. Switching to the 9-5 lifestyle leaves little time for those usual college activities such as mid-day naps, midnight pizza—and sadly, travel. During college there was ample time to travel however, the real world reality is that most entry-level jobs have two weeks vacation time. Two weeks make college winter break seem like forever.