While there’s never a better time to go travelling, your twenties are certainly one of the most inspired and formative decades of your life, and so there’s something extra special about hitting the road and experiencing some of the world’s most incredible adventures throughout that time. That said, here are eight trips for any fellow wanderlust twenty-somethings.
1. Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Visit New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday, and the days leading up to and including Mardi Gras; take a walk down busy Bourbon Street to experience visual entertainment like you’ve probably never seen before – and be sure to catch some beads!
2. Participate in India’s Holi Festival
Also known as the Festival of Colours, India’s Holi Festival is an ancient religious festivalthat celebrates both love and colour by dancing in the street, playing music and throwingcoloured powder.
3. Venture out alone
Taking a solo trip can be daunting, but it’s also a great way to learn and grow. Having to make decisions alone and get yourself from place to place, for example, will teach you more about yourself than a group holiday ever will.
4. Switch-off in Iceland
Similarly, take a trip sans technology to a place like Iceland for a spot of relaxation. There’s nothing quite like going off the grid to enjoy an afternoon in the Blue Lagoon to reflect on things and reconnect with what’s important.
5. Eat, drink and be sinful in Las Vegas
You can find anything and everything in Las Vegas; there’s a little something for everyone, from poolside cocktails to fine dining to unparalleled nightlife – not forgetting plenty of opportunities to practice your best poker face.
6. Backpack across Europe
Backpacking across Europe is a coming of age experience for many young travellers. It has become increasingly easier to move from country to country on a budget while experiencing different cultures, languages and food too, with easy trains, cheap flights and plenty of budget hostels.
7. Drink beer at Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is a great way to end the summer festival season, with fourteen beautifully decorated tents to explore, each representing one of Germany’s finest beers.
8. Watch the World Cup live
Watching the World Cup live is a must-do, whether you’re a die-hard football fan or not. In addition to the unforgettable parties and insane energy, there’s the opportunity to unite with people from all over the world.