There’s so much pressure on us as millennials to try and have it all figured out. We’re expected to know what we want to do with our lives and be settled pretty early. During your 20’s, you are still finding yourself and how can you settle in life if you don’t know yourself? Whilst you are classed as an adult, you can still be young and carefree, therefore, your 20’s are the perfect time to travel and these are some of the reasons why…
You may not get another chance
With age comes responsibility and the older you get, the more responsibilities you have. You can’t just up and leave when you have a stable job and children so it’s better to travel whilst your young with nothing tying you down as you might just miss your window of opportunity.
You can still party hard
The full moon party is famous for a reason but the older you get, the less likely you are to have the stamina to stay up until dawn and drink yourself silly. You will appreciate destinations for partying when you’re younger but not so much when you’re older.
You discover who you are
You’re still finding yourself in your 20’s and can do this more clearly when you are opened up to knew experiences and introduced to new people. It’s important to leave your comfort zone and see through different eyes for a more open-minded view of the world.
Everything is still new
The more experiences you have, the less surprises there are in life. When you are still young, there is still so much to discover in the world and you will embrace it all with a fresh mind.
You are less predictable
You become set in your ways with time but whilst everything is still new, you are open to doing and trying new things. You will be more adventurous and try the undiscovered, some things you do may surprise you.
You can add it to your CV
When you are ready to return home, settle down and get a stable job (if you so wish) you will be able to colour your CV with travel – as well as having great experiences to draw upon in interviews and the working world.
You will learn from your mistakes
Mistakes are common and no one is perfect but during your 20’s, you learn from them well. If you don’t make mistakes, how will you ever learn? You don’t have to have it all figured out and making mistakes is an important part of life.
You are less high maintenance
Some of the best travel stories are about roughing it. Sleeping in hostels, hitchhiking and living off street food are all things which are completely acceptable to do in your 20’s. In the future though, your travel will probably be more high maintenance and include more luxury.
You meet new people
One way to find yourself is to find other people. People from different walks of life with different interests and different hobbies. People you never thought you would have anything in common with but play an integral part in your life.
You share an important time in your life and incredible experiences with the people you meet whilst traveling and because of this, you form magical bonds.
You can also really put yourself in someone else’s shoes and maybe even find an interest you would never even have considered.
You get the travel bug
Once it bites, there’s no going back but the best thing about getting the travel bug at an early age is that you have longer to feed it and can spend the rest of your life exploring.