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
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:
Most travel authorities tend to agree that peak season for globe-trotters is April through September. This makes the more underrated winter months ideal for wanderlusters on a budget and looking for a winter escape. With discounted airlines, hotels and local attractions, this time of year lends itself to spontaneous trips––sans the high expense.
Vietnam is a popular destination for many backpackers and Gap Year travelers. In fact, many are known to rent or buy a motorbike from Hanoi or Ho Chi Ming city and ride north or south exploring the entire country. Some favourite destinations include Halong Bay, Sapa, Cat Ba Island, Hoi An, Mekong Delta and Nha Trang. Many travelers, however, bypass central Vietnam quickly and only really stopping in Hoi An. Having spent 16 days in central Vietnam, I could say that I didn’t even have enough time to see everything! So open your mind and prepare to add these three towns onto your itinerary. Read More