If you’re a student looking to give yourself the gift of travel, there are a few things to consider:
For starters, if you’re planning a big trip, say all over Latin America, you should start planning your vacation at least a year in advance.
Take a month or two just on research. Figure out the best times to purchase tickets (rumor has it Tuesday night is a good time), and look at different package options. Ask others who’ve planned similar travels.
Plan with an open mind. If there are unexpected changes last minute, be prepared to accommodate to those changes. This way you’ll avoid stress.
Try your best to select a responsible travel partner. Will s/he be able to save up for the trip as you’ve discussed? Is that person an active member of the research and booking process?
Have you ever given yourself travel as a graduation gift? Now’s a great time to start planning if you’re graduating next year!