Travelling in your youth allows you to shape your perspectives on the world and people. You begin to realise who you are and what you believe in before its time to make the ‘grown up decisions’ such as marriage, career and other daunting yet joyous things that may possibly impact on the rest of your life ! However before any of that happens we have come up with some of the most significant and mind blowing places for you to visit and things you ought to do before hitting the 30. Check out and tick off our soul-searching bucket list.
Take Care Of Your Body
You only have one body, so make sure you’re taking care of it. This doesn’t mean go to the gym a 2 times a week and act as if you’re doing some heavy lifting. Taking care of your body; means taking care of your mind, soul and physical and a great way to start is trying out some yoga. Mediating lets you release the stresses of the day and allows you to get your thoughts together and well downward facing dog allows you to get that good stretch and flexibility. If yoga isn’t for you, why not try signing up for a cross country cycle, rowing or the marathon. Train your body and get into shape your metabolism will thank you for it later.
Learn Another Language
Yes you may live in England (and yes you may have no plans to leave), but there’s no stopping you from learning another language. The top languages employers look for is Mandarin and Arabic; so why not take evening classes online or in a class and boost your prospects. If you’re looking to make costs minimal as possible download a language app and learn during your free time.
Ride Something Bigger Than A Horse
Why not take a trip to India and visit one of its beautiful sunset safari’s in the desert and ride back in style on top of a Camel. If this sounds like a plan why not visit Pushka, a town in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan which is one of the five sacred dhams for devout Hindus. After an afternoon of relaxation and recovery, Hindu style, don Indian attire and set off for a 90 minute ride into the bush. Where you will find yourself sat cross legged on an array of cushions greeted with traditional Indian music, dancing, fire displays and food. Nothing can be possibly better. If India doesn’t rock your boat why not try Elephant trekking in Thailand. The Chian Dao Elephant Camp or Thai Elephant Conservation Centre are great places to start your elephant adventure. With savings on your flight with StudentUniverse; you may have some spare change to use on luxury accommodation at the Anatara Golden Triangle of the Elephant Hill.
Take a Digital Break From Time To Time
Sometimes it’s nice to turn off your computer from time to time and get out there or just stay indoors with a cuppa and catch up on your soaps on the TV If you still remember what one is ! Try deactivating your Facebook and Twitter accounts and take the time to actually see your friends than ranting. With this in mind, it would be a great opportunity to windle down your Facebook friends to the people you actually know and talk to when you come back online. As sometimes employers can browse through your social networks and you wouldn’t want that random rude comment from a night out by the guy you meet in the toilet on your page.
Visit The Great Wall Of China
Unless you’ve been living in captivity all your life then you must know of the world’s most famous wall. It may not be the most unusual thing to see in your twenties, but The Great Wall Of China allows you to be inspired, cultural and captivated. Whilst in China a bucket list must is the Zhangye Danxia Landform which was formed around 6 million years ago. The Danxia landform consists of unique colourful steep cliffs which appear to be canvas like for its picturesque view.
Watch Formula 1 Live
From the ear piercing roars of the engines as they fly down the home straight to the nail biting corners to be manoeuvred whilst aquaplaning; even if you’re not a Formula 1 fan this is one race you can’t afford not to see.
If you’re looking for an adventure, then there is nothing better than hiking up mountains and exploring unknown territory. Better yet, you do not have to fly across the world for this adventure. The UK has a huge amount of hiking trails so there will never be a shortage of adventure. Whether it’s a stroll through the countryside or a determined trek with a lot of ups and downs, chances are you’ll find exactly the trail you want without having to get on a plane to a different continent. Why not try the Coast to Coast Walk in Northern England. It is a 182 mile trek which takes you from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bays in North Yorkshire where you have the opportunity to pass through the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. This is one hike you would not want to do alone so why not make it interesting by bringing a group of your friends.
Celebrate something somewhere else
Try something different and jet off to New York, Australia, Malaysia even the South Pole for a celebration like no other. With Christmas and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day coming up why not spend it somewhere else either relaxing on a beach or cutting your way through jungles. If you’re looking for a Christmas like no other we would suggest heading down to Berlin. Berlin has more than 60 Christmas markets, it is needless to say the city of Berlin comes to life over the festive season, making it one of the most magical cities to visit during winter. If your into arts and craft then you must visit the Gendar market which is said to have the best hand crafted goods in the city.
Inter-rail Through Europe
InterRailing through Europe is one of the oldest gap year ideas around. It goes way back to the 60’s and it’s still as popular today as it was back then. Sit back and relax as the train takes you from one destination to the text. It is essential that you grab yourself an InterRail pass as you will be able to have the ideal holiday on a low budget.
Go Carnival Hoping
All work and no play makes you a dull person if you don’t take a look at some of the top 5 celebrations around the world including the Rio Carnival, Mardi Gras, Edinburgh Festival. There’s no need to build your whole life looking for huge life changing experience’s. If you fancy just going partying for a bit, roll with it, enjoy it, and party hard.
Listen To The News
I know a lot of people find the news frustrating and depressing, one-sided and uninspiring, but it can be quite the contrary. n. When reading the news and discovering what’s happening in foreign places it can and does spur action. Whether it’s reading The Economist magazine more often or just following the news of the day, being more aware this year can help you with more altruistic goals in life like volunteering, writing a book or making a social change.
Do a 30 day challenge
Here’s the big one. We have all seen some form of a squat challenge, ab challenge and detox challenge so why not try one of them on and make it into one of your life goals. Commit yourself to making a change in your habits for 30 days (a month).There are a lot of options here: going vegetarian, no fapping, writing every day, taking a picture every day or maybe something else entirely. The point is to start a new habit and see if it’s worth keeping to.
There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.