Top 5 Places to Go After You Graduate
After endless slogging, burning the candle at both ends, and keeping your nose to the grindstone, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. And voila, it’s graduation day. After this intense mental and physical work put you’ve subjected yourself to and got the degree that you very well deserve, isn’t it time to let that hair down and treat yourself to a completely new and relaxing experience? We are with you on this, because we know exactly how it feels. Before taking up that new job, and settling into a new routine, take some time out and explore a new culture, and make fresh memories. Celebrate. Because you’ve earned it. Here are our top 5 places to go after you graduate, based on their uniqueness and affordability.
Drive along historic highways, ride on the Grand Canyon express, Endless hiking trails, Indian adventures, Mule rides, sunsets & sunrises, raft rides on the Colorado, or camping in the wild under a clear night sky. There’s so much you can do at the Grand Canyon for your bagful of memories and camera full of photographs.
The land of white elephants beckons all from far and wide, with its pristine glassy waters, variety of street food, a world famous full moon party and its enticing spiritual streak. Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Pattaya – The choices are endless. June through October is the rainy season, but it doesn’t rain days on end and this is the best time of the year to catch some jaw dropping travel deals. If you’re coming from the USA, fly direct into Hong Kong or Singapore and then catch a regional budget flight to your Thailand destination, you will save a ton this way.
One Hellas of a place to be! Mediterranean blues, meditation bliss, ancient ruins, endless history, the land of the Titans, Olympians, Socrates, Plato, Souvlaki & Moussaka, and archipelagos of discovery. A trip to the Greek Isles is full of discovery. And all you need to do is rent a bike and zip away, aimless and free. Party under a full moon in Mykonos, explore ancient ruins on Crete or simply watch the sun go down on Santorini, there’s an island for everyone. Try late September or early May to get the best deals and loads of freebies.
Ladakh is the highest plateau of Kashmir and offers truly breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the hidden valleys in between. It is a place of colorful monasteries, of tiny fluttering flags, of an all pervading spiritualism, and an overwhelming calm. For adventure junkies there is the Trans-Himalayan overland safari and a white water rafting expedition, and for the culturally inclined, the Thiksey Festival. Best times to visit – June to September.
Need we say more? Amsterdam calls out to students past, present & future from the world around. If you want to experience freedom, this is one place you must not miss. It is small, easy to walk or bike around, is a floating wonder with 165 waterways and 90 interconnected islands, chockfull of world class museums, and lots of roadside café’s that you can just sit in for hours and watch the world go by.