College is a greatly rewarding experience, giving you the education you need to excel in a field you are interested in. But, what happens after you graduate? You may feel the pull of the travel bug within you, that wanderlust that comes with a fresh diploma in hand. But, what are the benefits of traveling after college graduation? There are many things that you can do, from backpacking, to working in a foreign country, to finding the best local food. Traveling offers up unlimited opportunities for you to explore around the world. You never know when you’ll find your passion in life!
Plan Your Trip
Knowing that you are going to take a trip can be very exciting, and while it is tempting to hop on a plane as soon as you get your diploma, it is better to sit down and work out some logistics on how you are going to work your trip. There are various things that you should think about if you are traveling, such as if your vaccinations are up to date, and if you need any vaccinations to visit the country you are planning on touring. Other things to think about are what your accommodations are going to be, and how you will get around the area.
Plan a “soft” itinerary – one that is not totally set in stone and makes life flexible. You should know some of what you are doing that day, where you plan on eating, and where you plan to spend the night. But this flexibility gives you the leeway to just wander around the city where you are staying.
Work Your Budget
It is important, especially before you take off, to know where you stand with your budget. That is why after graduation, you should begin planning your trip. Are you saving up for money to go away with, or do you plan to get a job in another country? There are ways that you can find employment. Perhaps you could be an English teacher in another country? There are even ways that you can volunteer your time if you want to. But locking in your budget is something that you want to make sure you do before you leave.
Things To Do
When you are traveling across the world, you want to make sure that you get as much of the experience in as you can. Breathe it in, taste it, smell it, do it all. This is where your soft itinerary comes in. What places do you plan to visit? There are the incredible pictures that you can get of the Eiffel Tower in France, or you can see the gorgeous sights of Bled Island, in Slovenia. Not to mention, there are many museums and galleries that offer free tours!
Planning a post-grad trip? Make sure you’re protected with vaccinations and advice from your local Passport Health. Call or book online to schedule your appointment today.
Jennifer Passmore is a stay-at-home mom, writer and beader. She loves creating art with her words and through her jewelry. She is also a passionate mental health advocate. You can find more writing at her website Positivity In Pain.