So you’ve graduated and suddenly, you’re free. The world now seems a whole lot bigger than your campus, so how are you going to use this newfound freedom? Consider exploring the world! Post-grad adventures are the best way to see the world before you have to worry about your career. We know that travel can be expensive, and you’re probably worrying about that pile of student loans you’ve just gathered. But if you choose the right destination, you can have an inexpensive holiday that doesn’t compromise on fun. So before you start planning, take a look at these exciting travel destinations we’ve handpicked for your next post-grad adventure!
Thailand is a popular destination for anyone, regardless of budget. It is country full of beauty, from sparkling blue beaches to stunning ancient temples. It’s the kind of country you can travel anywhere and always find something to do. If you’re looking for a place to start your Thailand journey, consider Chiang Mai. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and countryside, Chiang Mai is a city steeped in history and culture. As you wander through the city, you’ll stumble upon ancient temples and bustling marketplaces, where you can eat some of the best food in the country for a few bucks!
2. Czech Republic
Have you ever fantasized about travelling to a fairytale land? Well, you’re in luck, because the Czech Republic is straight out of a picture book. Nowhere is this more evident than in Prague. Full of gothic and art nouveau architecture, a Cinderella castle, winding alleyways and a sparkling river–Prague is, quite simply, magical. Since the fall of communism in 1989, the Czech Republic has managed to remain an inexpensive destination for travellers, so you’ll have no trouble exploring the magical country.
If you’re considering taking a tour around Europe, make sure you stop at Poland. Often overlooked by travellers, Poland is a must-see for history buffs and anyone looking to save a penny. There are so many places to do and see, as Poland has been at the epicentre of history from medieval times to World War Two. No matter where you choose to go, whether it is Warsaw with its museums and palaces, or the medieval streets of Krakow, you are sure to end your trip more enlightened.
Nepal is one of the most inexpensive places in the world to visit, but it also one of the most exciting. The perfect destinations for backpackers, Nepal gives you access to explore the Himalayas. So whether you’re visiting the temples at Kathmandu or hiking the mountains, Nepal will satisfy all of your travel dreams.
South East Asia is a popular destination for travellers, as it is known to be inexpensive but full of adventure and excitement. Cambodia is full of incredible ancient sites, such as the temple complex at Angkor Wat. It’s the worlds largest religious monument and needs a few days just to explore the jaw-dropping buildings.
There are so many incredible things to see in India, it’s worth spending your entire post-grad adventure there. It’s a destination for the adventurous and the culture-seekers, as you can have your fill of delicious food, sights and activities. With so much places to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go. Our favourites are Jaipur, a stunning ‘pink city’ in Rajasthan, and Kerala, where you can relax on the beach and visit amazing wildlife sanctuaries.
Peru is a popular destination for nature lovers and adventure-seekers. Without a doubt, you will head into the mountains to visit Machu Picchu, an Incan city full of mystery. Another popular destination is the Rainbow Mountain, a stunning natural phenomenon that is exactly what it sounds like. If the nature lovers, head into the Amazon jungle, where you can witness its diverse range of flora and fauna.
Europe is a great destination if you’re concerned about cost, as it is cheap and easy to travel from country to country. Germany is a must-see, full of so much culture and history, you could easily spend your entire trip there. Whether it is the ultra-cool city of Berlin, or fairytale castles dotting the countryside, you will find your fill of things to do.
Morocco is one of those places you need to see to believe. Full of bustling cities surrounded by incredible natural wonders, it’s a destination not to miss. Consider visiting Marrakech, an assault of the senses where you’ll get lost in sights, scents and sounds. The best thing? None of it has to break your bank.
One of South America’s least expensive travel destinations, Bolivia is home to some of the world’s most incredible natural sights! If you’re looking for a place that will peak your natural curiosity, consider Bolivia. It’s home to an array of amazing and strange sights, such as the Uyuni salt flats and pink dolphins in the Amazon Basin!
Which of these travel destinations do you want to visit most? Have you started planning your post-grad adventure? Tell us your plans in the comments below!
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