Quotes touting the benefits of the well-traveled life are a dime a dozen, but Aesop was right: “Adventure is worthwhile.” Travel teaches you more about yourself and the rest of the world than any other experience can. And don’t let finances get in your way. Here are a few ways to make that trip — during or right after college — more attainable.
Start a savings plan and make travel a priority
Travel doesn’t have to be a luxury — it just sometimes takes some extra work to find the bargains. While scanning through airfares this morning, I came across a $400 nonstop, round-trip fare between New York and Copenhagen. I also discovered a $561 round-trip fare between Hartford and Beijing. It’s all about priorities: I recently asked my college-age cousin to join me on a recent trip to Florida and she balked at the cost. Scarcely a sentence later, she let me know that she’d recently spent $250 on a pair of sunglasses.
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