It’s not easy to take time away from college, but you can incorporate travel into your life in many different ways. You can still stay local and get the sense of adventure that comes with traveling. Trying out a new bar, restaurant, or neighborhood in your area may feel like you’re traveling to a completely new place.
One weekend, my roommates and I took a road trip to Vermont to stay with my sister. It was a few hours to get there, and we had an awesome time the entire drive, singing along to our favorite songs and laughing about old memories. We spent the weekend shopping, cooking, and trying out local beers and ciders, and it will always be a special memory for all of us.
If you have the chance, you should take advantage of the ultimate travel opportunity—studying abroad. I was lucky enough to travel to Australia, spending four months living in Sydney and traveling throughout the country. Living in another country opens your eyes to new cultures and adventures, and the memories you make while abroad will stay with you forever.
Whether it’s traveling to another state for the weekend or across the world (literally) for a semester, I think traveling is extremely important for college students. You have to get out of the place you live sometimes in order to truly appreciate it.
Ok– if you had a weekend to travel anywhere (let’s be somewhat realistic here), where would you go? With who? Why? Let’s share ideas!