24 years old? Your life has barely begun. I decided to go travelling at a similar age: 24-25, i turned 26 while I was away.
I think you are better off going now. Its a good age. You should have a bit more maturity, and strength, and you will probably get more out of it than you would a lot younger.
when I came home, I finally decided what I wanted to do, and at 27 I went back to Uni to train to be a nurse, but at least half the people are a quite a bit older than me,with commitments, which goes to show, you are never too old to change your life.
It is much better to be backpacking after you have done the "student thing" as you will then have money!! I was at a backpackers in Copenhagen with another teacher around my age (30), and we both agreed that we were glad to have waited as a lot of the 18-19 year olds were on their last 20 euro!!
Ahhh, a common forum question. Basically, you are as old as you feel and as long as you want to enjoy life, you are never too old. You may choose to do things differently but you are never too old to travel. I started travelling at 36 and I have seen notes in TP forums from someone in their 60s who is still travelling. And it just gets better the older you get.
As for hostels, you will be suprised how many "older" people you will find in them. Rather than looking for some where that caterings for the Not As Young as the Rest crowd, look to going into smaller rooms. 4 - 6 bed dorms rather than 8 -12. I have found this often makes a difference. At 40 yo, it is my personal hostel policy never to go into a dorm with more than 4 beds unless I'm desperate.
So get out there and enjoy life and don't worry about age. It will catch up with you soon enough.
Wow... too old at 24! I hope not!
I'm 25, and I'm looking on goin travelling for the first time and I still love to party....
Ive been to uni, got a job (all be it not the best) and have decided I need a change...
I think at this age I am lookin for a big change in my life, and am hoping that getting away for a year or so will help me clear my head and look towards what i want to do with my life when I get back.... Up until now I would never of thought I would be doing something like this... I am hoping it will change me for the better.. I'm starting to think i'm getting older and should be thinking of mortgages, settling down, careers and so on... I think I am treating this as an allmighty last big blow out! A year long party seeing places I never dreamed of!! get back then asses my life...
But for now, I am looking forward to having the time of my life!!!
Your are no where near to old. Most travelers are younger because of the gap year. I am 25 and looking to do the same. Take a trip and go with it. The blue mountains are awesome.
i was 23 in oz and most i met there were older than me , god if your worriying about that im 25 and still planning to go again , + even my mum went for a month and managed to fit in with the younger ones and shes 44.
i need say no more
I will be cellebrating my 30 birthday when Im in Australia next year - but I cant exactly say that I feel old. I feel young and happy, thats the important thing. And i just want to say: Happy birthday to all of you backpackers cellebrating your birthday down under this year and in 2007!
I've just been travelling for 3 months and most of the people I met were in their 20s. I went round New Zealand on the kiwi experience when I was 18 and was the baby of the group! 24 definitely isn't too old - in my option it's much better to go at this age because you've had chance to get a little money behind you so you can really make the most of your time out there
When I'm going to bike in Arizona/Colorado this year I will be 63.
The Americans are polite, I understand.
So if slightly tired, I expect they offer me a hitch-hike
Any advice to prevent people to offer me all kinds of helf too quickly?