DIY: How to travel consistently in your early 20’s

Traveling a lot in your early 20’s may seem nearly impossible to most people due to bills, time away from school and work and other life responsibilities. However, if you follow this plan and these tips I assure you it is possible. You just have to want it bad enough.

This isn’t exactly your typical DIY, however, in a way you are “doing it yourself” when it comes to traveling because you don’t having to depend on your parents in your younger years when you wish to travel.

Traveling when you’re young is one of the best things a person can do. When people are older they tend to have even more responsibilities and less time to see the world. The time is now.

1. Set aside money

Instead of buying clothes, going out every weekend and buying other unnecessary things, save the money for your future trips. Each time you get paid set aside a certain amount of money for your vacation. Before you know it you will be on a plane to a new destination. This may seem easier said than done, however, if you want it bad enough you can make it happen.

2. Choosing a time frame

When going out of town you don’t always have to go for a week or more. Try aiming for a 5-day vacation or less. It will save you money and you won’t have to be away from your responsibilities for too long. Also, by going fewer days it will allow for more vacations since you’re saving money. In this case it’s quantity over quality.

3. Plan ahead

If you’re going on a vacation and are fearful of missing out on your homework, your job, etc. make it up before you leave. Working extra days before you leave and doing your homework in advance will make for a stress free vacation and put you ahead.

Although all of these tips seem like common sense, most young people immediately block the idea of travelling out because they don’t believe it’s possible. By setting your mind to it and following these tips, anyone can travel the world in their younger years.