While there is no age limit on traveling, your early 20’s are really the perfect time to explore the world. This is the time while you are still discovering yourself, and are responsible enough to fend for yourself, however do not have too many responsibilities that are holding you back from taking some time off of your everyday life. Thailand is the ultimate destination for travelers in their early 20’s. The plane ticket may be a little pricey, however once you are there everything is shockingly cheap, ranging from the tasty street food, the shopping for fake designer items, the massages, the myriad of unique attractions, and of course the free entrance to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Not only can you live like royalty for close to nothing, but the nightlife is incomparable. The Koh Phangan island is most famous for its Full Moon Party. Every night leading up to the full moon, partiers paint their bodies with glow paint, drink buckets of alcohol and dance with fire while watching the stars until sunrise.
For those travels that are looking for more of a physical, visual and spiritual adventure, Peru is the place. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most incredible trails in the world. The landscape of the Inca Trail takes you to towering mountains and through the rainforest ending in the incomparable Machu Picchu. The hike can be challenging, however if you are young and in shape, making it to the end is a not miss experience.
Oktoberfest is the ultimate beer fest for young travelers. There is nothing better than a good German beer, and this festival is the perfect way to end the summer. There are fourteen huge tents, each one beautifully designed and representing one of Germany’s best beers. It is also known to be a popular place to meet new friends from all around the world, and Munich is also an interesting city to explorers for travelers of all tastes.
The legendary Mardi Gras festival happens every year in New Orleans and is something you have to see at least once in your life. Your 20’s is the ideal time to go party, and experience the unique celebrations of Fat Tuesday, as well as the days leading up to Mardi Gras. Try the world’s first cocktail, ‘a Sazerac’, take a walk down the bustling Bourbon street with entertainment you won’t believe, and catch parades like you’ve never seen before, or even participate with the most colorful costume!
Vietnam is another ideal spot for young travelers. Start your adventure in Saigon and from there take a boat ride to see the Mekong Delta. From there you can rent a motorbike for next to nothing and drive through the mountains of Vietnam while feeling the wind blowing in your hair. There are many homestays with locals as you make your way through the villages. This is the ideal place to relax and feel at home while traveling. In the less rural areas, there is also a happening city life for those looking to party as well.
India is a relaxed, completely stress-free, hippie place for young travelers looking to discover themselves and clear their head. While there are a ton of beautiful attractions to see, it is also the place where many like to take their time and embrace the holistic and spiritual vibes by eating vegetarian, refraining from alcohol and practicing yoga. Every year India offers the Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Colors, which is an ancient Hindu festival that celebrates love and color, in which people dance in the streets while playing music and throwing colors everywhere.
Belgium is home to the world’s biggest electronic music festival, Tomorrowland. The most best DJ’s come together to perform in front of thousands of people who have specifically come for this three-day festival. This is definitely a not miss adventure for young travelers and music lovers. The festival is in the city of Boom, however, the rest of Belgium is also worth exploring and can be easily done by train. Especially since they are famous for their beer, chocolate, and fries.
For young travelers that like to party and live big, Las Vegas is the spot. Or otherwise known as Sin City. It’s a place that has a something for everyone. Enjoy some classy cocktails by the poolside of your elaborate hotel, or go do some shopping, as they literally have everything and more. Some of the best restaurants in the U.S can be found and the nightlife will have your jaw dropped. And even if you aren’t planning on winning big in the casinos, it’s the perfect opportunity to practice your poker face.