Last summer i was presented with a good problem. My mom said that for highschool graduation, i could travel anywhere in the world. the problem is i don't know where to go. This will be my first international trip, I would like to make the best of it. if you have any suggestions they are welcome.
Centralia, Pennsylvania, USA
you gotta give a bit more info, what types of things do you like?
Doesn't matter what you want to do....I don't suggest this all the time, but you want to go to Europe.
You have a cross section of places to see. Land in London and see how that works. Go across to France. Go to Belgium, Amsterdam, Germany. Now you have seen how five very different cultures work. All this is doable in a month, and it is invaluable experience.
Please don't pick sand and sun. If someone else is footing the bill, get the most of it. Go to Europe.
You know, I would ask how much your mom plans to give you for this trip, then how long you plan to go and work from there.
If you hop on a flight to South East Asia or India you might spent more money on the flight, but since the costs for everything in these countries (food, hotel, transportation, entry fees to sights) is lower you can spent more time there.
I live in Germany and for a 3- or 4-week holiday it can work out cheaper to shell out for a 700 EUR flight to South East Asia than to travel around Europe, despite the fact that I might pay very little for a flight to Spain, Sweden or the UK.