I want to write a little bit different post for today. If you didn’t know, I’m a college student and I study management in tourism. Most of my friends are college students aswell and I’ve been hearing the same thing from most of them. They all want to travel and visit places but they either don’t have enough money or time. So since I’ve been hearing that from everyone I really wanted to make a post about it because it’s a little bit frustrating! If you trully want to travel you definitely can and I’m gonna show you how 🙂 . Here are few of my own tips for you guys on how to travel while in highschool/college and make sure you get to the end of the post because I have A GIVEAWAY FOR YOU! 🙂
1. WORK IN TOURISM
I know, I know..that is not actually a travel tip. But if you think about it, it is! I’m not talking (well writing) about working and saving money for traveling (even tho that’s a great tip also) but rather finding a job in tourism! There are a lot of jobs out there that you can get easily, plus it will help you see places. For example, every summer I work as an entertainer! I work in hotels and every summer I visit few places! There is a lot you can do as an entertainer. Sport activities, dance classes, kids care, dancing, singing, acting,…every summer you visit another place, but you can also travel to near places around you on your day off because, usually, you stay at the hotel and eat there for free! So you can spend your paycheck on anything you like. I personally spend it on traveling, either I save it and visit another country when I come back home or I’m traveling to nearest places around me every day off! Only this summer I have visited 8 different cities in my country! I had day trips with my friend and it was great, definitely a best summer ever!
You can also find a job to work as a waiter or something else on a cruise ship! It can be really hard working there because the paycheck is not that high and you sleep in small cabins and work a lot but hey, you get to see really amazing places! I think it’s worth it if you’re to shy or don’t feel comfortable to work as an entaitainer.
2. SAVE MONEY
I’m sure most of you do work or at least get some allowance. SAVE as much as you can. You WILL have enough for a one day road trips with your friends or even a weekend trip! A lot of us get too busy with exams and get stuck with stress and not enough time for relaxing. I’m not encouraging you to drop your exams and go on random trips haha, but when your exams pass and you can have a little break DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. That money that you saved will get in handy at those times! Make your friends to work and save aswell and you can all save together! 🙂 Nothing better than someone who shares your interests!
3. ONLINE DISCOUNTS
We live in a modern world where Internet is full of useful informations. USE THAT. There’s a lot of pages where you can find cheap flights and hotels. A lot of companies have discounts here and there and make sure you download apps or check their websites. RYANAIR has sooo many cheap flights so make sure you are checking their website HERE. I also like SKY SCANNER a lot, I even have an app on my phone for easier search. Those are two of my favourite international ones, but if you’re from the Balkans I’m pretty sure you know about PUTUJMO JEFTINO website. If you don’t, click on the name and make sure you subscribe to them because they have THE CHEAPEST flights AND accomodation for everyone. They are finding it online and letting you purchase it through them. I also love VIKEND MANIJACI and STA PUTOVANJA.
4. STUDYING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY
I believe everyone should try this at least once in their highschool/college years! I plan on going somewhere in next semeseter (September). This is the best way, not only to spend 3 months or more in a foreign country and visit many places there, but also a great way of meeting new people with same interest as you. You can make long lasting friendships from people all over the world and that can also help you visiting them in their country and therefore, traveling! Some of the best known exchange student programs are ERASMUS+ , CEEPUS , AYUSA Global Youth Exchange , World Heritage , etc. You have to try them out, I only hear best responses from people who tried it. 🙂
Hopefully you will take some of my advices and decide to travel. I know the harderst thing is to start and finding a way but when you do that, there’s no one stoping you! (Expect maybe your parents but hopefully not hahah). You can start with random one day trips. I wanna make sure you go and see the world soooo, I partenered with GPSmyCity so I can help you! This is one of the best travel apps you can get because it tells you everything you have to know about the place you’re visiting! The most amazing thing is that the app is working offline, so you won’t be spending any data on your phone! I’m giving away 10 promo codes for you guys so you don’t have to pay for it! Since this is my first giveaway, all you need to do is COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST (and share it on social media IF you want to) saying what city are you visiting next or you want to visit in the future so I can give you the code for that city! Let this be your little motivation for a random trip!
CHECK GPSmyCity FOR THE LIST OF CITIES THEY HAVE THE APP FOR!
THE GIVEAWAY WILL END ON MARCH 17! Good luck everyone! 🙂
Until next time…:* (random picture of me enjoying my day off in Šibenik, Croatia that I had to post because the post was too empty! Hahah)
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