9 reasons to travel while you’re young

reasons to travel

I tell a lot of people to travel as much as they can and if they are young they definitely have to do it now!

Here are my 9 reasons to travel while you’re young.

1. If you don’t go now, you may never go
You probably don’t have any responsibilities, like a house, partner, kids or a steady job, because ones you have that it will be harder to travel the world.
Plus you won’t resent it later in life.
My siblings probably have…

2. Discounts
While you are a student or under a certain age, mostly 25, you will get discounts in almost every country. You just need to proof it so don’t forget your student ID or/and ID!
I was to old for the discounts, dammit!

3. Life is short
How sad this might sound, we aren’t guaranteed an old age or something can happen in life and then you can’t travel or it gets harder. So enjoy life’s experience now!

4. Life changing
You will come independent and more responsible. You will change as a person and you will get to know more about yourself. You probably won’t see/feel it immediately but you will ones you get home. Even your parents, family and friends will.
I change every time I travel.

5. Thankful
You will learn to have empathy and compassion. While you are traveling you will also see the bad things of the world and it gives you reason to be thankful for the life you have.
I appreciate my home country more (even though I want to travel more) and I am thankful for smaller things, like having your own room.

6. Learn about the world
You have probably heard about ‘book smart’ and ‘street smart’ and ones you are traveling you will become street smart. Learning more about the world and life than you have ever done in books. Plus it’s so much more fun to learn this way!

7. Budgeting
You will become a pro at managing your money. This will come in handy later in life.

8. Friends
It’s easier to make friends when you are younger. Some will be long life friends and it’s a good excuse to visit them so you can travel more! 😉

9. Health
And let’s be honest. When you are young you have much more energy when you are older. You don’t get sick or break anything easily. You can also tolerate the cheap accommodation better! After that you can sleep anywhere and anytime you want.

Did I miss any reasons to travel while you’re young? If so, let me known in the comment below!



  1. July 7, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Every single one of these points are so true! This is such a lovely post! Man my travels taught me to budget (and pack!) well!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

    • July 7, 2015 / 6:00 pm

      Thank you and that is so true. It will make you a pro in packing!

  2. July 7, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Leuke post zeg! Nu heb ik heel wat redenen om naar Miami te gaan. (:

    • July 7, 2015 / 5:59 pm

      Dank je en ja zeker doen! 🙂

  3. July 7, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    Klinkt heel waar, misschien tijd om er eens wat meer mee te doen 🙂

    • July 7, 2015 / 9:14 pm

      Doen! Anders ga je er later spijt van hebben, denk ik… Succes ermee!

    • July 7, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      That is true, it is never to late to start traveling. haha same here, I am 30 and can sleep wherever I am too 🙂

  4. July 7, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    Volledig met je eens! Wanneer je jong bent, kan je zoveel meer en vaak goedkoper reizen. Ik merk dat ik reisjes te vaak uitstel naar later, maar ik besef maar al te goed dat die later er misschien niet meer van komen. Dus ik probeer liever wat kleine trips in te plannen zodat ik toch nog veel mooie plekken kan bezoeken.

    • July 7, 2015 / 9:16 pm

      Vooral het goedkoper reizen is een grote plus. Ik snap dat grote reizen maken nogal moeilijk kan zijn maar kleine trips kunnen inderdaad. Zeker en vast doen zou ik zeggen! Je weet namelijk nooit wat de toekomst brengt.

  5. July 8, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Great tips! I think travelling any time is a great idea, but it’s certainly easier to do when you are younger, for many of the reasons you listed above! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • July 9, 2015 / 8:30 am

      This is very true. 🙂

    • July 9, 2015 / 8:37 am

      Yeah I noticed that everywhere I went last year. I could have saved so much money. haha
      You have also some really good point 🙂

    • July 9, 2015 / 7:34 am

      That is very true! And thank you 🙂

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