When friends post photos of themselves in exotic places on Instagram, do you feel like you can’t afford to have the same kind of fun they’re having?
Well, don’t worry: almost everyone in their 20s feels like that at one point or another!
Traveling during your college years is such a good way to expand your mind and learn about other cultures and make new friends, that you can’t afford it. The truth is that almost anyone can explore for much cheaper than you think---all it takes is a little creativity and an open mind. Even if you feel like you have to scrape up the cash or use a little bit of credit, there’s every reason just to get up and go. Almost any type of traveling will give you heaps of material for writing projects like a report or a narrative essay. If you’re a college student who is struggling with cash flow, but you want to make the most of these amazing years, here are a few ideas for cheap n’ cheerful trips.
1. Short trips or staycations
2. Try hostel life
3. Relocation car rentals
4. Walk or bike
5. Location, Location, Location!
6. Discount flights
7. Consider a working vacation
8. Night flights or long-haul train or bus trips.
No matter which way you spin it, traveling is one of the best types of education that you will get in your college years, so don’t let a lack of cash flow stop you!
Traveling during your college years may not seem to translate to traditional “book” learning, but it will actually make you a more well-rounded and knowledgeable person in so many ways. Get on the road and keep your eyes open and head held high, and your life will change in the most amazing ways.