1. SOMEWHERE THAT REQUIRES A LONG FLIGHT
Let’s be honest: Long flights have been keeping you from travelling to some of the top destinations on your bucket list. You’ve watched your favourite influencers head to places like Bali and Thailand, and dreamed about making the trip yourself. But, you have to be on a plane for how long? Ugh!
That’s where your best friends come in. They are there to make the journey much sweeter, and capture the good times on camera, too. Truth is, your 20s is the best time to go on these long and rewarding adventures, because you have more freedom with your time than ever before. Don’t waste it.
2. TAKE A ROAD TRIP ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Taking a road trip across the country is a must for every group of best friends in their 20s. All it takes is renting a camper van, and putting together a good route and some even better playlists. Then, you’re ready to make some memories.
Now, if you don’t have the time or money to take a road trip across the country, then even a smaller road trip will do. Hop in the car and go on a pretty winter road trip, or drive down the highway and see the beauty. What are you waiting for?
3. FIND A MAGICAL WATERFALL NEAR YOUR TOWN
Right now, your town may seem pretty average. Sure, there are coffee shops and cute areas you like to explore. There are even a few hiking trails and paths nearby. But, other than that, you assume that it’s a straightforward place to be.
You may be right, but what if you were wrong? What if you’ve been seeing this place for so long, that you didn’t realise all of the hidden gems around you?
During your 20s, gather up your best friends, and find something magical near your home, like a waterfall. Even if it’s a small one, tucked away in a park, it will give you a new appreciation for where you live. It will also be one of the best mini travel experiences you’ll ever have.
4. VISIT A NATIONAL PARK AND SPEND TIME OUTDOORS
For some, travel means getting outside of your comfort zone. It means taking the leap into unknown places and experiences, and seeing what they have to offer.
In my personal opinion, one of the best travel experiences to have to break your norms is to visit a national park. Spending time outdoors opens your mind to what’s out there in our world, and challenges you to try new things. Leave behind your technology and soak in the waterfalls, mountains, or terrain around you. Having this adventure with your best friends in your 20s just makes it that much more rewarding.
5. TRAVEL TO A CITY YOU’VE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT
Growing up, you and your best friends may have been dreaming about certain destinations around the world. Up until now, you’ve yet to travel to these cities. Instead, you’ve been staring at pictures of them on social media, and keeping them in your head. Your 20s is the time to chase those fantasies. As much as your bucket list has grown, those destinations need to be checked off first.