There is a time between graduation and the “real world,” which many people feel is their last chance of freedom. Whether you have a job lined up or not, take advantage of the three months you have by traveling, as you may not find a better opportunity.
Think of this as one last hurrah or the study abroad trip you never had. Yes, most post-grads may be broke as they just bought the most expensive piece of paper in their life, but you don’t need to fly first class or stay in a 5-star hotel. Travel with a few friends and you will have the time of your life, after all you just spent the last 12 years in school.
Here are some of the best destinations to travel post-grad.
Backpack through Brazil, cross through the Amazon rain orest in Manaus and stand at the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain for unforgettable views of Rio de Janeiro.
While flights may be expensive, you can really save once you’re there. Immerse yourself in a completely new culture, try new foods and meet new people. Explore ornate Buddha temples in Bangkok or the beaches of Ko Samui.
Spend time in London and enjoy visiting tourist sights such as Big Ben and Abbey Road. Stop by Buckingham Palace — maybe you’ll be lucky enough to be in the graces of a real-life Queen. From London, travel to nearby cities like Paris, Barcelona, Milan or perhaps enjoy a waffle in Belgium. Create your own Euro trip.
If you can’t travel across the country, stay in the United States. Spend some graduation money on bottle service or bet an extra $5 in Blackjack.
Someone wise once said, traveling is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Calabria may be the last authentic region of Italy undisturbed by hordes of international tourists, but northern Italians have long adored this southern destination for its dramatic cliff-side beaches, flocking to its ancient shores for centuries of idyllic summer holidays. The region is rife with medieval mountaintop villages overlooking sparkling beaches, each a fantasy postcard setting, and here are five of the most enchanting.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Over the last few years Airbnb has moved from an alternative lodging option to many people’s first choice for booking a place to stay. Despite its popularity, some people are still new to the service. If you’re using Airbnb for the first time, there are a few things to consider for a successful first stay.