At some point in our lives, we all dream of growing up fast, so that we can start working and travel the world as we please. Spoiler alert! Travel while you have still sometime before you have to join the rat race of work life. If it is possible, the best time would be during your 20s when you are still in college. Ditch the books and explore the real world for a while to discover new cultures, lifestyles, and wonders.  A trip abroad is the best way to broaden your horizons while also having fun with friends before you tackle the world for earning a living. Here are some suggestions on where you should visit as a young adult. These destinations are ideal for college students looking for a relaxing yet adventurous vacation.

You will love this country – for its chaos, colours, and culture. India offers a kaleidoscope of experiences for every type of traveller. For the youngsters, the country offers amazing terrains for trekking and bike trips. On the southern side of the country, you can find some exciting beaches to relax and unwind in the gorgeous scenery. The country also has a wide range of affordable hotels, homestays, inexpensive transportation, and a budget-friendly food scene that will satisfy the wanderlust in you.

Whoever really wants to know how the future looks should certainly head to Dubai. One of the world’s most sophisticated cities, Dubai will make you shake your head in disbelief! In a city filled with glistening steel and glass skyscrapers, astonishing architectural marvels, and record-breaking attractions, you will find it difficult to choose which ones to see. Despite the exorbitant cost of luxury, Dubai has plenty of free or nominally priced attractions to offer budget-conscious college fellows who wish to experience the city’s classic life. Taking a city tour will allow you to see all the major attractions at an affordable price. After that, you are able to look back on what Dubai was and what it is today as you visit places like Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood and take desert safari excursions. The impression of Dubai will inspire you to become just as ambitious.

The ultimate place to chill and have a blast with college buddies. Thailand is a pocket-friendly destination in Asia that offers many sun kissed beaches and enchanting cities that are ideal for a break from the stresses of student life. Places like Pattaya and Phuket are known for their nightlife and party vibes, and you and your friends can have an awesome time exploring the natural adventures, seeing the culture of the land through its stunning monuments, and of course, indulging in some delicious Thai cuisine while you are there.

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A memorable trip to Italy in a budget-friendly manner can be arranged if you are looking for a European destination. Rome and Florence have many historic structures and the best way to see them is to go on a city tour or to ride a bike around and explore at your own pace. The architectural beauty of both places will blow your mind. A trip to Italy can be one of the best ways to explore the wonders of Europe at an affordable price, since the country offers amazing, scenic views, the opportunity to meet friendly locals, and delicious food. In fact, you will love the dolce vita essence so much that you might think about staying on as a student for a couple more years and enrolling in Italian Universities before claiming your job.


Treat yourself to a nature adventure with a Malaysia tour. Kuala Lumpur is a beautiful city with its modern architecture, and its fabulous food scene is wonderful, but when you are done exploring those, take off to Cameron Highlands or Taman Negara for some outdoor adventure in nature’s best splendour. An outdoor enthusiast will enjoy these places for their lush rainforests and verdant plantations. A trip to Taman Negara is the best option if you are on a budget. A Malay backpacking trip through its lush green trails will remain engraved in your memory for life.

The Netherlands is another great destination in Europe for students. The destination has a  perfect sync between laid-back relaxation and vibrant nightlife. Though Amsterdam is an expensive city to stay in, it also has a variety of clean, convenient, and budget-friendly options for students to choose from as a stay option. The destination is amazingly scenic and you can enjoy and explore a lot on foot or cycling tours. Additionally, it boasts a vibrant nightlife and has a host of fun venues where you can spend time with friends. Also, places like Leiden and Hague offer a unique scenic experience that is distinct from its capital city of Amsterdam.


 Tips for student travellers

  • You should get a passport if you don’t already have one. Once you have that, you should get the appropriate visa for your trip. Taking a visa may be confusing, since some countries require pre-approval, while others grant visas upon arrival, and others are visa-exempt based on your citizenship. If you wish to travel to Dubai, you will need to find a sponsor who lives there and who will apply for your Dubai visa on your behalf.
  • Be on the lookout for cheap airfare and accommodation deals. Be sure to book your travel services in advance to get cheaper rates.
  • Travel insurance and weather information are essential to check before going anywhere. Be sure to check the peak seasons as well, since these are the times when the travel prices shoot up. If you end up stressed about burning a hole in your wallet, your vacation may not be what you hoped for.
  • Spend your time discovering new places and meeting new people than on luxuries such as deluxe hotels and expensive dining. Take a backpacking tour with friends for the best adventures.
  • Set a budget and stick to it. When you are on holiday, it is easier to lose control over your wallet if you do not have a fixed budget.


The college years are often described as the best times of your life. Take the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world, see new things, meet new people to enhance your character formation. When you explore countries outside of your own, you can gain life experiences and will become more independent. You truly feel like you are venturing out of your comfort zone and experiencing the thrill and apprehension of something new. It is best to embark on this journey when you are young, specifically when you are a student since you will have fewer responsibilities and plenty of spare time. Don’t wait up! Encourage yourself to travel to several places while you are young. As you age, you won’t have the time or the health to travel carefree. These above-mentioned destinations are culturally and socially enriching and open a new world of experiences for young minds.  Make your choice, pack your bags and enjoy a brilliant holiday as a student, one that you will cherish forever.