When you’re in your twenties you’re transitioning from high school to college to a job. You factually start thinking about your future projects and understand how is important to have a professional experience to put down roots for a career. You’re some kind of an adult and responsibilities will slowly climb your shoulders. But on the inside, you know you can’t miss the chance to have fun. Will you be able to afford a transatlantic trip? Are you sure you’re going to be successful and rich? Now it’s time to go. Now that you live with your parents, now that they provide for your education and living expenses.
If you’re in your twenties, the rent will probably have to wait, so in the meantime you can literally spin across the globe, find new adventures, explore small and off-the grid towns and live on the daily. If you’re twenty years old, to find a part-time job won’t be hard. You could finance your travels while living with your parents.
If you’re in your twenties, you don’t need to wait for your friends to travel. If they can’t, WHO CARES. Go solo, find yourself, meet new people, fall in love with a city, a local dish, someone.
If you’re in your twenties, take a 6 months break (or one year… or two). Go to Australia, work there for 365 days and then take a plane to China, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia.
If you’re in your twenties, you don’t need a five stars accommodation (you will at 50). Sleep in a hostel, eat with locals, try food you never thought you could eat; jump off a cliff in the Caribbean, do bungee jumping in New Zealand, rent a 4×4 Jeep in Iceland. Take thousands of pictures, print them out, hang them on a wall when you come back, store them in a notebook.
If you’re in your twenties, it’s the right time for a road trip in the United States. Depart from New York and make your way until you reach Los Angeles. Get drunk in Las Vegas and then let the Grand Canyon take your breath away.
If you’re in your twenties, visit Morocco and spend two nights in the desert under thousands of shining stars. Smell the spices, fill your eyes with the colors of the Medina; grab mask and flippers and astound yourself by snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef in the Caribbean or in Australia; what about a 2 weeks trip in South America? Your lungs will thank you in Patagonia, your booty will shake in Rio and you could touch the sky in Machu Picchu.
If you’re in your twenties, maybe you don’t know that there are more than 190 countries on Earth. Do your best to visit most of them, go beyond your country’s borders.
You probably don’t have children and don’t have to pay for the pediatrician, their books, school, toys and clothes. You can be egoistical with the money you earn, you can. You can use all the money you save for a ticket, for a life-time trip, to see the world, to dream.
Do your best so when you’re 40, you won’t say “I could have done that…”