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You Should Travel Anywhere and Everywhere After College Graduation I graduated from college less than three weeks ago, closing the book on yet another chapter of my life. Two days later I was on a plane to Bangkok with nothing but a suitcase and a vague sense of what the next nine months would offer. Yet I am comfortable with my decision to momentarily put my life on hold, to keep at bay the demands of a conventional lifestyle for just a while longer because my life, to date, has been nothing but conventional. Arguably, the same can be said for many of the nearly 3.5 million young Americans that graduated this spring because the plan was clear from an early age: go to school, get into college, graduate, secure a good job, work, start a family, work some more and then retire. However, while in the throes of pursuing that prefabricated dream, I found myself questioning the familiar platitudes of how one’s life should seemingly go. Be reassured, my desire to come to Asia was hardly capricious. Stuart Ahlum
How to make money while travelling - Converge Do you love to travel? I donʼt mean going to Mexico for a week, thatʼs a vacation, I mean travel. Pull up your roots, get on a plane and live somewhere else for a few weeks or more. It is possible to earn money while you travel. 1. Many people roll their eyes when I suggest blogging as a legitimate business model that can fund long-term travel and theyʼre passing up an awesome opportunity. The term “online business” is so far reaching that I canʼt even begin to cover it here. 2. Depending on where you plan on travelling, there can be a great opportunity to teach English there. 3. No matter where you are in the world, farms need people for manual labor and itʼs not hard to ﬁnd work in many countries. 4. There are literally thousands of jobs out there that can be worked remotely. Very few people could not make one of these opportunities work for them. Flickr photo (cc) by docpop
Why you should travel young - Converge As I write this, I’m flying. It’s an incredible concept: to be suspended in the air, moving at two hundred miles an hour — while I read a magazine. Amazing, isn’t it? I woke up at three a.m. this morning. As I sit, waiting for the flight attendant to bring my ginger ale, I’m left wondering why I travel at all. I was leading a missions trip in Puerto Rico. “Do you think I should go to graduate school or move to Africa?” I don’t think she was talking to me. I told her to travel. She sighed, nodding. I had heard this excuse before, and I didn’t buy it. Yeah, but … … what about debt? … what about my job? … what about my boyfriend? This phrase is lethal. Most people I know who waited to travel the world never did it. It reminded me of Dr. Dr. I was about to start working out, and he had just finished. “You come here often?” “Um, yeah, I guess,” I said, still wiping the crusted pieces of whatever out of my eyes. “That’s great,” he said. I nodded, not really paying attention. “Great,” Dr. Ouch.
Where To Go After College? Whether You Travel Or Work Abroad After College, It's Up To You! :: CollegeAftermath.com There is no time like now if you’re an explorer at heart! Where to go after college is one of the many difficult decisions you may face after graduation. The one thing you may take for granted is that now, for the first time in your life, you are completely free! For some reason, people have the tendency to settle for a career, get married, have kids, and then that’s it. When I decided I was going to live abroad after college, every single adult that I spoke with told me the same thing – “Now is the time! Luckily, there are a host of opportunities for college grads looking to explore the world. If you only want to travel, to explore, to see the world… Begin by deciding where you want to go and how long you want to go. Your travel date of choice should also be carefully determined. Book your transportation. Depending on where you want to go, most western countries allow visitors to stay for up to three months without a visa. Find a place to crash. Eat cheap. Have the time of your life.
Life After College Travel 101: A College Student's Guide to Traveling the World | The Kay Days Today, I’m featuring guest blogger Emily Sussell from Fly Away World. She is a recent college graduate who is pursuing her dreams of travel and blogging. In February 2012, during her college years, she began studying abroad in Australia. Afterwards she wandered around Australia and Thailand for four months. Through these experiences, her love for travel grew. The college years are easily both the best and worst time in a person’s life to travel. It’s unfortunate, but in my experience I find that most young people in the United States have a distorted understanding of the word “travel.” After doing a lot of traveling myself and connecting with people from other countries I want nothing more than to redefine the culture of travel in the United States. My biggest piece of advice to undergraduates who want to travel is to start with a semester abroad. You won’t have to go through the planning process alone as there’s plenty of support on a college campus.
How To Save Money for Travel | Fly Away World “It’s too expensive,” is my least favorite excuse why people don’t travel. I can only think of one good reason not to travel overseas, and that would be the environmental damage caused by air travel. I met a girl in Australia who told me she only travels by boat for this reason. Whether you sail or fly, traveling doesn’t have to be expensive. You’ll need some money, but saving up for travel isn’t that hard and it doesn’t have to take long either. It also doesn’t have to make your life empty while you’re saving. I plan to save up at least $6,000 in the next year, and enjoy each day of it to the fullest. Nannying I’ve got a great gig locked down from now until June as a babysitter for a family in (no surprise) Park Slope, the Brooklyn neighborhood notorious for stroller jokes. Nannying isn’t for everyone, but if you want to save money you will need a part-time or full-time job. Living at Mom’s, or in a housing collective Living at home makes it easy to save a large amount of money fast.
How To Save Money for Travel (Part 2) | Fly Away World It’s been four months now since my return to New York from my extended travels abroad. I landed at JFK with a broken left wrist and less than zero dollars in the bank. Since then I’ve recovered from surgery, completed physical therapy, got a part-time job, started paying back my student loans, and managed to save about $2,000 towards travel. My commitments in New York to my job and yoga teacher training last through June, so I’ve got five more months to go before I’m free to roam the world. I believe entirely and advocate for the individual’s potential to adventurously live and travel without money, but I also agree that having money is more convenient. My savings goal is $1,000 a month and since the last post I wrote about how to save money, I’ve come up with a whole new list of more strategies: 1. If you do not have any loan debt, realize how incredibly lucky and advantaged you are. If you have entered the “ungraceful period,” then I suggest consolidating. 2. 3. 4. Glasses can be sexy!