Help! Where would you go?

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1. Posted by Lewis86 (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Right heres the situation.

Im going to leave my job, Im 21, i'll be travelling alone. Ive never left the UK apart from the odd family package holiday as a child. I have just over £7000 saved for travel. Throw some ideas!

If you were me where would you go??

Thanks :)

2. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I was travelling in Aussie earlier this year and it was REALLY popular with young people from the UK :)

3. Posted by pinkgirlie (Full Member 121 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I would go to Australia - I'm pretty biased because I love it there!

But here are my reasons: Everyone speaks English, it feels safe, your money goes pretty far, its beautiful and there are lots of other young travellers to meet. Plus if you decide you want to move on New Zealand's really easy to get to and so is Fiji, Cook Islands etc. And there are loads of things to do and explore and some great activities eg white water rafting, sand surfing, snorkelling, bungji jumping, sky diving....

I'm very jealous!! Have a wonderful time where ever you decide to go - you're very lucky!


4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3932 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You can easily get working holiday visas for Australia and New Zealand which will enable you to stay there for a while and fund your travels around both countries.

You could go into somewhere like Trailfinders or STA travel and discuss what options are available for round the world tickets as that will give you some more ideas. South East Asia is a popular route to take on the way to or from Oz and NZ, and you could also incorporate North or South America and the Pacific Islands in your route.

5. Posted by alsalis (Full Member 63 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you're thinking of going to Oz, you could always go overland maybe via the trans siberian railway to beijing, then down through asia for a bit before hopping over to Oz? I think there's also some bus company that does a route through asia to oz as well.

6. Posted by MissCaswell (Budding Member 82 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I personally would go overland from the UK to China, take in some of Russia and stop in Mongolia.
Depending on the money I'd make my way down to Thailand and do the Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia route...

But that's what I would do, figure out what interests you and what kind of trip you want to go on. My motto is always "If I want to hang around white people, speaking english and eating burgers I might as well stay at home" which goes to show how people's travel needs can differ :)

7. Posted by Sam2000 (Inactive 121 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Iceland, North America (not commercialist areas as such, but the wilderness), Canada, Europe generally really, Russia specifically, Australia, New Zealand, I'd like to go to Nepal and India at some point, maybe put Thailand somewhere in there!

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Lewis86

Throw some ideas!

If you were me where would you go??

Hello Lewis :)

Maybe try to get a work permit for Australia and get there using the following.


9. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

i think Europe would be easier for you:
Italy - as long as u have some EUROs in your pocket
Barcelona in Spain
Paris / Amsterdam / Roma ... etc - one of big citiies, and all around
if you prefer nature - then South Tyrole in Austria or Italy - would be great, as well as Sardinia (Italy again).
you can also make a pass of 2-3 European countries (again, depends your limits)
enjoy your trip!

10. Posted by jefranklin (Full Member 19 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

It really depends how long you to plan on travelling for. My wife and I travelled for around 8 months on $30k (Australian) and during that time took in Australia, SE Asia and Europe. If it was me therefore, I would take on either South America or Africa.

Europe is definitely worth experiencing, and has the advantage that visas and what-not don't need to be sorted in advance. Further afield such as SE Asia, it will likely be more of a culture shock but you should enjoy it. For example, while in Saigon, we met a young English guy who had travelled down from Hanoi over a few weeks and was off to Cambodia. A totally different experience, but he was having a great time.

Have a great trip. It's only once in a lifetime if you decide to make it so!