Taking a year out to travel before uni is a great idea- there are few times in life where you have this kind of freedom. You’ve finished the first leg of education, now you have a chance to explore the world, ‘find yourself’ and generally have fun before buckling down to higher education. Later in life, you have jobs, mortgages, partners and children in the mix, which of course makes packing up and trotting across the globe that bit more difficult. Seize the day- if you’re toying with the idea, just go for it! The only problem with traveling when you’re younger can be the lack of funds. You might have been able to save from a part time job, but when most of your time is spent studying there’s not a whole lot of chance to go out there and earn money.
However, don’t let it put you off. You can go traveling for a lot less money than you think. Sure it might not be five-star luxury, but that isn’t what this trip is about. It’s about adventure, meeting new people, mixing with the locals and trying new things. Wondering how to travel the world cheaply? Here are some of the ways you can go about it without a whole lot of money.
Every now and again, it’s beneficial to experience change. Whether this means moving house, getting a new job or getting off your beaten travel tracks, it’s good to do something different. If you’ve been visiting the same holiday haunts for as long as you can remember, or your bucket list features all the must-sees everyone else chooses, why not push your travel boundaries? If you fancy a different kind of beach holiday, you’re desperate for a winter vacation rather than your normal sun-soaked trip, or you’re keen to discover hidden gems, here are some far-flung destinations to give you inspiration.