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10 Reasons You Should Travel In Your Twenties

You're only young once.

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1. A traveler in motion stays in motion.


If you start traveling now, you won't ever stop- so get started as soon as possible, it's a big world with plenty to see.

2. You need to make mistakes.

Make an ass of yourself, lose your passport, get lost in a taxi cabs, sign up for sketchy city tours, and take the shitty exchange rate at the airport. But do it while you're young so you can bounce back from it.

3. You are your own #1 priority.

Your twenties are the years of socially acceptable selfishness. Take advantage of that.

4. You need to experience dissatisfaction.

A healthy dose of dissatisfaction is good for you- traveling has a tendency to make your "regular life" seem boring after realizing that there is so much more out there... but who says that's a bad thing?

5. You don't need the luxurious things.

Our ability to survive (if not thrive) off of tiny dorm rooms and cheap food gives us a huge advantage when it comes to to traveling on a budget.

6. Let's face it... our metabolisms aren't getting any faster.

Eat all of the Balinese street food, Italian pizza, Irish meat pies, and French bread without worrying about squeezing into those skinny jeans on the flight home.

7. You can get the craziness out of your system while it's still socially acceptable.

... It's now or later when you're the weird 40 year old trying to party with college kids. Your choice.

8. You'll learn more from these experiences than you ever did in your lecture halls.

You won't remember the pythagorean theorem when you're 80, but you'll always remember the lessons you learned abroad.

9. You don't have anything holding you back.

No mortgage. No career. No kids. No house. Packing up and leaving is easy.

10. You will regret it later if you don't.

Don't live a life of should've and could've's- live a life of have been's and have done's.

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