It’s that time of the year when another group of students is graduating college and looking forward to the next chapter in their lives. Before diving headfirst into a career, many graduates are taking this opportunity to travel and see the world. TripTogether, an app that connects like-minded travel enthusiasts to swap tips or share in the travel experience together, has compiled the top 5 tips for the recent college grad to consider when planning an adventure:
Tips For Recent College Graduates: Don’t be afraid to explore outside your comfort zone
While the major cities such as London, Sydney or Paris might be at the top of your list, look to expand your horizons by visiting up and coming destinations such as the beachfront in Durban, South Africa or Chengdu, China where pandas are the stars of the city and adventurous chefs are making a name for themselves.
Tips For Recent College Graduates: Save on Accommodations
Being a recent college graduate can have its downside when it comes to finances unless you have some money saved. When it comes to accommodations, hostels are still the best affordable option in town, but with websites that now allow you to rent homes or even rooms from locals, finding a place to sleep is much more attainable on a budget.
Tips For Recent College Graduates: Travel Like a Local
While most travelers can get caught up at popular tourist spots, a key learning experience when traveling is seeing a destination through a local’s perspective. With TripTogether, you can connect with locals from around the world to get the scoop on the best hidden gems in their city.
Tips For Recent College Graduates: Earn money on-the-go
Just because you’re traveling overseas, doesn’t mean you can’t earn a buck or two. There are plenty of jobs such as teaching English, bartending or even selling timeshares, available through various websites that will allow you to earn a living while abroad.
Tips For Recent College Graduates: Keep a journal or blog
While a picture is worth a thousand words, documenting your travels will definitely be a keepsake that your 30-something self will appreciate. Looking back at these experiences and seeing how much you’ve changed over the years and what you have accomplished will make your adventure last a lifetime.
Document your travels with the Moleskine Voyageur Traveller’s notebook. Check out our review here: