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Travelling after uni – 5 trips you should consider

As the academic year is about to come to an end, it’s the perfect time to think about what you can do to get some well-deserved peace and quiet (or adventure, if that’s what you’re into). Studying is exhausting, and it’s understandable if you need a break.

But if you don’t know where to start looking, we’ve got you covered.

Before you can book your holiday, you first have to decide what type of experience you want. To help you decide we’ve found five trips you can consider. So take a look – there is bound to be something perfect for you.

travelling after uni thailandAn exotic post-exam break

If you like experiencing new things and different cultures, why not go backpacking in Thailand? The country has a rich history, but is still affordable. Not to mention the local cuisine which is too good to pass up.

Thailand is commonly known for its tropical beaches, royal palaces, ancient ruins and temples displaying figures of Buddha. A trip to Thailand will certainly be a unique cultural experience and you may well return home with a new perspective on life.

travelling after university machu pichu

An unforgettable adventure

If you’re not a traditional tourist, but rather you like getting your hands dirty and fully immersing yourself in the country you’re visiting, South America could be your perfect option for travelling after uni.

Many travel agencies, such as STA Travel, offer guided tours to Peru, Argentina and Bolivia, to name a few. You can hike the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and explore Cusco and Lima on foot. Or if you’re not quite up for so much physical exercise, you can enjoy the sun in Rio or the culture of Argentina. The possibilities are endless. 

student travel australia

The ideal post-uni gap year

If extending your holiday beyond the summer sounds like an attractive idea, you might want to consider taking a gap year to experience a different country.

Sound expensive? It doesn’t have to be. If you decide to work abroad, you can easily save up enough to explore on your days off. What’s more, you’ll get to know the locals and truly acquaint yourself with your new surroundings.

Companies like The Global Work & Travel Co. offers some great options. Always wanted to visit Australia for a summer abroad? They can make it happen. With opportunities in various sectors, you have no reason not to consider a gap year Down Under.

student travelling englandThe quick getaway (closer to home)

If you’re looking for somewhere not too foreign to recharge ahead of the next academic year, why not rent a place close to the beach?

Beach houses like this one in Cornwall will give you the perfect space to unwind and relax with your friends and family, ensuring that you are well rested and ready to handle anything life throws at you.

The opportunity to make a difference

If you feel like simply travelling after uni is so 2005, and you’d rather go somewhere you can make a difference, you’ll be pleased to know that many travel agencies offer volunteer holiday options.

Volunteering in Africa is particularly popular with options ranging from nature conservation to teaching local children. Volunteering is a way to see the world, while also helping those around you. It’s a win-win really.

So go on, pick your trip. The world awaits! And remember, if you’re looking for somewhere to leave your stuff while you’re off on safari, we’d be happy to help. At Access Self Storage we have a tailored student storage option giving you easy access to lockers or small storage units at over 50 of our stores.

What’s more, if you’re a new customer we’ll give you up to 50% for eight weeks of storage, and we have many other great student offers and discounts that are worth a second look. There is really no reason to worry about your belongings while you’re off seeing the world!