1. Budgeting

If you’ve not mastered the art of budgeting yet, travelling will force you to. Even if it’s eating cold beans out of a can and drinking cheap beer so you can afford all the other fun stuff!

2. It looks amazing on your CV/Resume

It sounds old and repetitive, but travel really does look great on your CV. Travellers are known to leave their comfort zones, take on new responsibilities, successfully navigate the world (usually), and also go through some life-changing experiences – who wouldn’t want to hire them?

3. Confidence for future job situations, networking, interviews, etc.

There’s nothing that prepares you more for future networking situations than approaching fellow travellers when you’re trying to make friends in a new hostel.

4. Teaches you humility

Experiencing the way other people live their lives, or seeing how little people need to be truly happy, makes you realise that life doesn’t revolve around you or material possessions, and makes you grateful for what you have.

5. Your body can withstand a lot more

A springy bunk bed in a hostel, a crazy cliff dive into the ocean, a skydive across the beach, or a rickety 7-hour bus journey – whatever it is, your young body can tolerate it a lot more than it will in 20 years’ time. Use your time wisely!

6. You could find what it is you want to do with your life while travelling

You are definitely not alone if you don’t know what you want to do with your life, when everyone says you’re supposed to. The experiences you have while travelling could open up a whole world of opportunities to you – from sponsorship in Australia, to teaching English in Asia, or working in travel when you get back home, like us 🙂

7. Longer to tick all the world off your list

The younger you start, the longer you have to tick off all your bucket list destinations.

8. You can also hack the hangovers (better, anyway)

We’ve all experienced hangovers getting worse with age, except those rare beings that never get a hangover – how do you do it?! You’re much more able to bounce back, fresh as a daisy, after a club drinking session when you’re younger… believe us.