Let’s be honest; college isn’t easy. Although movies make it seem as though college students party the night away and miss their lectures every day, most students actually take their college career pretty seriously. This means late nights in the library, intense revision sessions, and early morning classes. Yes, if you look up “tired” in the dictionary, you will definitely be greeted with a college student slumped over their many books. So, why not plan for an exciting traveling adventure for when you graduate? If you’re worried about the price tag attached to such an adventure, then you don’t need to worry…
Bulgaria might not be at the top of your bucket list, but it definitely should be. This country is often overlooked as a travel destination, but it’s one of the many hidden gems that Europe has to offer. Not only is it filled with culture, but it’s also super cheap – which is probably what you want to hear. Of course, no trip to Bulgaria would be complete without visiting the city of Sofia, and this will set you back around $27 every single day for your accommodation, food, and activities. I mean, what more could you want?
Southeast Asia is teaming with post-grads from across the world because it really is one of the cheapest places on this planet. Cheap doesn’t mean you scrimp in terms of quality and culture, though. Southeast Asia offers so many different destinations, but to make the most of them all, it’s probably best to just travel around the whole area! Not only can you see what Thailand has to offer, but you can then make your way to Malaysia and Vietnam for a real slice of the Asian pie.
Portugal is often pipped to the post by nearby Spain, which means that the people of Portugal are over the moon to welcome new visitors. As if that wasn’t cool enough, a trip to Portugal will leave you with money in your pocket after your student loans have pulled apart your bank account. If you make your way to this country, you will get to enjoy cobbled streets in historic cities, golden sands on some of the most amazing beaches in the world, and even some of the coolest surf destinations this planet has to offer.
Europe has pulled in international post-grads for years, and it seems as though a trip to Europe would not be complete without visiting Ireland. Although it may be small, Ireland is extremely diverse and offers bustling cities, sleepy little villages, rolling fields, and even stunning beaches. Because of this, it’s a traveler’s delight. While there’s no doubt about the fact that big cities like Dublin can be pretty expensive, the rest of Ireland is relatively cheap.
Central America is slowly but surely becoming a popular destination for people from all walks of life, and it’s not hard to see why. That’s because this area is home to Nicaragua, a beautiful country that offers everything a post-grad traveler on a budget could want. That’s because this country offers a mix of Spanish, Asian, African, and European cultures, and you can see all of it during one trip. With beautiful beaches, volcanoes, cities, and hiking trails, you really can see everything that Mother Nature has to offer, all while exploring a new destination.
So, which destination will you choose for your post-graduate adventure?