Tips for Millennial Travellers from Millennial Travellers
Young people embarking on a global travel adventure has become a rite of passage more than ever before. For many, this journey is their first time exploring parts unknown without ‘parental guidance’. Canadian travel brand, travelcuts, has gathered the top tips from millennial world travellers who have been there and done that. From living in Europe, to road tripping across North America and adventuring around Asia, these experts have a wealth of experience to help provide guidance for those setting off on their first epic trip.
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Samuel Jeffrey – Nomadic Samuel
– Consider investing in a set of packing cubes. They allow you to compartmentalize your clothing and are great for keeping your backpack and/or suitcase organized.
– When travelling I’m often dumbfounded by the amount of travellers I see eating at fast food joints when local dining options are all around them. Even if you’re not necessarily a foodie with adventurous taste-buds, by making an effort to eat locally once a while you’ll save yourself a lot of money.
Seattle Dredge – Seattle’s Travels
– Don’t be afraid to travel by yourself. If your friends can’t make the same travel dates as you, you might end up waiting around for your schedules to align, or not going at all – so just go. Every young person should travel alone at least once in their life.
– Try to ditch your tech for at least one day on your travels. It’s great to document your trip with photos, but don’t forget to actually experience your surroundings without looking through your phone’s screen too.
Candice Walsh – Free Candie
– Travel during the shoulder season! There’s a huge difference in, say, travelling Italy in April as opposed to May or June. Prices are lower, and there are fewer crowds and line-ups. Plus temperatures are usually more pleasant when it’s not peak season.
– Sign up for meetup.com, you can use the website to find local events, and it’s a good way to meet other people.
Will Tang – Going Awesome Places
– When travelling, try to think less like a tourist and more as a traveller. Find ways to connect with locals and how you can plan a trip that is immersive and experiential.
– No matter what, always try to pack light. It may take a few trips to let this tip sink in but trust me, travel is so much easier when you bring less with you.