Travel does not discriminate based on age or gender, but the fun of making your way around the world as a twenty-something girl can hardly be rivalled! Right this very second you are as young as you will ever be and have fewer responsibilities keeping you from travelling than you will ever have – so why not make the most of it?
Here are the five kinds of trips every twenty-something girl should go on at least once in her life. Get out of your pyjamas, out of your comfort zone and start making unforgettable memories. Who knows what might happen – while you’re getting lost on the road, you might just find yourself!
1. Solo city break
Solo female travel is still a concept which raises many eyebrows. Worries about safety and loneliness quickly make their way from well-meaning friends’ and strangers’ lips into our brains. The result? The majority of young women are still afraid of travelling by themselves. In most cases those fears are completely unfounded. Have you ever walked around your hometown by yourself without being assaulted? Chances are you have and chances are that doing the same thing in a different city will not prove lethal either.
Exploring a new city by yourself will not only deepen your knowledge of the place – it will also help you get to know yourself better. Without anyone else dictating the itinerary, you can do whatever you want… and nobody can judge you if all you want to do is eat and ogle handsome strangers.
2. Music festival
Whether you opt for Coachella, Glastonbury or Burning Man, going to a festival is always a good idea. You will sleep in an uncomfortable tent, listen to a dozen bands whose names you won’t remember and… have the time of your life doing it!
Rumour has it that music festivals were engineered by a group of power-hungry scientists to create lasting memories and unbeatable profile pictures. Why not spend your twenties trying to disprove this conspiracy theory I just made up? If nothing else, you will finally get to wear that floral crown which is collecting dust in the back of your closet!
3. Road trip
Prepare a killer playlist and pack a portable lunch, because you are going on a road trip with your posse! Come rain or come shine, road trips are a fantastic way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and soak up beautiful scenery as it flashes by. It doesn’t matter where you go – you don’t need a map, just a sense of adventure. So drive off toward the horizon while the wind in your hair still gives you thoughts of freedom instead of making you think of the money you wasted on getting a blow-dry beforehand!
If camping is synonymous with military-style latrines and mosquito bites in inconvenient places, glamping brings to mind endless supplies of ‘smores, champagne and vanilla-scented insect repellent. I cannot imagine a better environment to complain about your love life and get philosophical with your friends. With sounds of nature in the background and bright stars overhead, you will feel like your problems are light years away. See glamping inspiration here.
5. Party sailing
Do you know what’s better than tanning on the beach all day? Tanning on your own private boat. Before you start bemoaning your nonexistent trust fund, let me assure you that a week on a boat does not have to cost you a fortune. Many party sailing companies run deals specifically for girls, so keep an eye out for those and you might soon find yourself surrounded by a crew of sun-kissed mermen.
Where would you want to travel in your 20s?
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