How to travel on a budget after college, by TikTokers Travel
It’s practically a rite of passage for planning a trip after graduation. You have the main character’s energy, you have the time, and your best friends are in the same post-college boat, so you’re all free to travel the world together. Your bank account, on the other hand, may not be as bright as you will be once you graduate. If you’re looking to travel after college on a budget, that’s where the pros (aka TikTokers) come in.
When you flip through videos of overwater bungalows in the Maldives and scenic hikes in New Zealand the next day, similar luxury excursions can seem within reach because the world is literally at your fingertips. It can therefore be very disappointing to realize that your current finances do not lend themselves to your dream vacation. But aside from influencers getting free #sponsored vacations, many of your social media favorites also have to set budget limits.
“From a financial point of view, traveling has become much more accessible,” says Nina Zadefounder of Daily Sidewalk, who works with both TikTok influencers and travel agencies, adding that TikTok accounts that share money-saving travel hacks – like using points to book flights and hotels – have exploded in popularity. In turn, hotels and other parts of the travel industry are beginning to focus on attracting Gen Z travelers and make planning their next trip more financially attractive.
If you’re ready to book your next vacation while meeting your financial goals, here are 11 ways to make your post-college travel dreams come true on a budget.
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