I vaguely remember hearing this quote and this has somehow struck with me. It loosely translates as 'when you are young, you have all the energy in the world and all hopes and aspirations, but what you lack is monetary resources; as you grow older you may have all the resources in the world, but your energy and enthusiasm dwindles down.'
In a way, I do believe it is true. Here I am, a twenty something with a bucketlist that runs into several pages, however, the money in my bank account makes me think before taking that random trip. This post is basically busting the myth that travel is an expensive idea and provides some hacks which not only make your travel cheaper but also enrich your experience.
1. Join AIESEC :
'AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. We are a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organisation run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Its members are interested in world issues, leadership and management. AIESEC does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national / social origin.' Please check their website here http://www.aiesec.in/about-aiesec/
AIESEC is one of the best things that has happened to me. It is a global youth run organisation which offers exchange programmes. There are a variety of opportunities in God knows how many countries. And there is something for everyone. You get paid internships to non-paid ones; long term - short term; free food, free accommodation; technical internships to marketing internships...everything. No two AIESEC experiences are same. Looking for internship on AIESEC is like finding a job, you choose what suits your requirements the best.