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9 Reasons to Travel in Your Twenties

Nov 04, 2016 3 comments
9 Reasons to Travel in Your Twenties
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page”
- Saint Augustine
If you’re in your twenties, like many people, you have a lot of ambition and desire. While there’s a fire in your belly for becoming a nomad, you’ll soon find that this big place we call planet Earth has so much to offer.  From the sandy beaches in Miami to the backwoods in Ireland, there’s so much to do. Here are 9 reasons your passport should be filled during your twenties.

1. A Chance to Embrace New Cultures

Learning new cultures is especially incredible when you’re in your twenties. Your mind isn’t clouded with the daily, full throttle lifestyle your parents are involved in. Take this time now to open up to new experiences that will last a lifetime.  

Resources: If you still live with your parents, it's an even better time to leverage the time you have to travel.  Also, check out our resource for 5 Ways to Travel on a Limited Budget.

2. The Food

Food is a part of the culture that you're exposed to. When you’re young, it’s not as difficult turning onto newer flavors and tastes. Imagine what life would be like in your 90’s and you only experienced bologna?

Not so exciting.

Most cultures relish in food as a daily event and not a necessity.

Resources:  For our foodies, check out this awesome Foodie's Travel Bucket List. 

3. Awesome Life Experiences Pre-Career

If you are on target for your dream job or a career, traveling in your twenties, may be the only time you’ll have the opportunity.

Employment comes with a hefty daily timeline for most. If you are just starting out on your own, and not strapped to a ‘nine to five’, then traveling now is the most opportune time.

Resources:  Check out The Traveling 9 to 5 Blog.  It's owner, Josh, explains his career break tactics for traveling the world.  

4. The Expense

Expense for travel can be quite vast. Today’s deals are not going to be here tomorrow. So, take advantage of it while you can.

Many places give discounts to students and places like hostels are more cost effective for those younger world travelers.


Affordable Flights for Students



5. Making New Friends

Making new friends comes with the territory.

Just think if you spent each summer visiting somewhere new until you’re 50,  How many new friends you would have made? If you’re like most people, the friends you make along the way are the thread in the tapestry. 

Resources:  Here's a link to The Ultimate Guide for Making Friends Overseas

6. Become a Travel Blogger

Travel blogging has been hitting the maps across the Great Divide and beyond.

Many people are making lucrative incomes by traveling around the world and telling their story. It’s worth looking into at a young age as things like Instagram and Periscope have become all the rage.

Resources: Top Travel Bloggers

Nomadic Matt | View From The Wing | Expert Vagabond

7. To Study Abroad

Studying abroad can be an excellent way to earn an education while traveling to new lands.  Imagine being able to stay on target with your studies while walking along the beach or hiking?  Count me in!

Resources: The TOP resource for studying abroad is right HERE

8. Student Rates

Student rates are available in a multitude of places. When you’re in your early adult years, it’s great to exercise the benefits of such rates. This is particularly true when you have the ability to use your student identification to get discounts on things such as rooms and food.

Resources: Here are 50 Resources Where Students Can Get Discounts 


If you’re unfamiliar with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, then here’s a treat for you!

UNESCO offers scholarship programs for students internationally. This unique organization assists people who qualify for fellowship to be granted money while they study. For more information on UNESCO visit their website at www.unesco.org.

Resources: Sign up for UNESCO right here: http://en.unesco.org/

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