GAP YEAR TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
A gap year is something that a lot of people describe as the best year of their life. When you factor in how much you learn about yourself and the world, how much you can achieve and reach in that single year if you just put your mind to it, you’ll see that it is easily worth pushing your studies back for a year. But how can you make sure you get the best out of your journeys? These countries are a great place to start, and you might like them so much, you stay for much longer than planned… Here you are some ideas on your gap year travel destinations.
USA (Gap Year Travel Destinations)
For most people who don’t live there, the USA is a strange place. On the one hand, you can hear the amazing upbeat stories from the big cities, with new and exciting things happening every single day. But on the other, there are so many rural places full of beautiful nature that is as tranquil as it gets. And if you can’t decide what you want to get out of your journey: they have it all. You can easily spend a full year roaming the US and still have plenty of things to discover when you return next time for a visit. You will not only learn how to deal with a variety of different people, but you will also see some breathtaking sites – in cities as well as in nature.
Thailand (Gap Year Travel Destinations)
Near the top of nearly every gap year destinations list is Thailand, and it is really no wonder why. Let’s start with the obvious: it’s cheap. For a lot of people, they can life for a month there on the same budget they would have a week back home. The sights are breathtaking, the people are as hospitable as it gets, and if you can get over the language barrier, you will learn so much from them. Sure, you can rent a luxury room for as little as $20 per night, but the way to go is a hostel or other forms of communal living, because the adventures you can share with other travelers will be some of the best in your life.
Fiji (Gap Year Travel Destinations)
Just imagine the waves, the sun and the white sandy beaches, every day for a year. A heaven for any surfer, Fiji is the destination to go to if you want to spend a year on the beach. If you haven’t been a fan of the sea so far in your life, spending a year there will definitely make you fall in love with it. Students from Australia often opt for Fiji schoolies, so you can bet you will meet some interesting people when you go there and have some amazing adventures.
Eastern Europe (Gap Year Travel Destinations)
Never in your life will you meet so many people who will greet you like family even if they don’t understand a word you’re saying. Eastern Europe is the perfect destination for those who want to learn about cultures that aren’t talked about much in the media, but have rich history and, of course, great food. You can travel many countries fairly cheaply and discover a part of the world you never thought you’d visit. Some suggestions would be Serbia, Hungary and Croatia. Next to every bigger city bursting with life, technology and fun, there are several small villages where people still live the traditional way, and both of those are equally impressive to see.
No matter where you choose to spend your year, make sure you are focused on remembering every conversation, taking every opportunity that comes your way and take a minute to appreciate every view that presents itself. You will learn more about yourself and the world in that one year than you’ve learned your entire life, and even if you are traveling with someone, make sure you take some time for yourself to reflect and think about the things you want to learn and achieve in the future. Make memories that will get you through tough times and make connections so that you are welcomed back whenever you decide to return for a visit.
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