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The years of youth are always shortlived. Here are the best countries to visit and travel to while you’re still young.

Youth is the time in life when we go out in the world, try new things, fail, pivot, explore, travel, and have amazing experiences. It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out by your twenties or even your early thirties.

Make use of this time and explore the world while you are young, broke, and restless. Here are some of the most enriching places young adults should visit.


1. Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a major city of the Kingdom of Morocco. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. There are a lot of mosques, museums, souks, popular squares such as the Jemaa el-Fnaa which is one of the best-known squares in Africa and is the center of city activity and trade.

The best time to go to Marrakesh is between October and May as the places to stay will drop their rates, and the food is amazing and will fit into any budget. Surrounded by lemon, orange, and olive groves, the city’s culinary characteristics are rich and heavily spiced but not hot.

You definitely must try unforgettable Moroccan tea that is served with mint and sugar from a curved teapot spout into small glasses.

2. Medellin, Colombia

Medellin is the second-largest city in Colombia that has an inspirational story. Its pleasant climate gives Medellin its nickname – the City of Eternal Spring.

The city’s skyline reaches for the heavens, setting high-rise apartments and office buildings against a backdrop of jagged peaks in every direction. Medellin is a perfect place to visit if you are a budget traveler.

3. Montenegro

Montenegro is an underrated bucket list-worthy destination in Europe. It’s cheaper than neighboring Croatia but offers a lot of the same jaw-dropping scenery, quaint towns, and fun beaches.

You can easily get by on $40 a day or less in Montenegro, where prices are shockingly affordable compared to many other destinations in Europe.

4. Cambodia

Cambodia is another highly affordable destination in Southeast Asia to visit when you’re a young and broke backpacker. You can easily spend $35 a day or less traveling in Cambodia.

Some of the best things to do in Cambodia include visiting the Angkor Wat temple complex, the laidback beach town of Sihanoukville, and the capital of Phnom Penh.

5. Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is a great city in the North Island of New Zealand. One of Auckland’s nicknames, the “City of Sails,” is derived from the popularity of sailing in the region.

Auckland is home to notable yacht clubs, marinas, adorable parks, fabulous swimming beaches, and lots of other tourist attractions and landmarks.

The food and accommodations are more than affordable in Auckland. The only thing that you may find expensive is the flight, especially if you are flying from the US.

6. Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain’s central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. This charming city with beautiful architecture knows how to live.

Even though Europe is considered to be an expensive continent, Spain is a relatively cheaper place to visit. Better to go there in September, October, April, and May.

7. Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a beautiful Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches, and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites such as Cliffside Uluwatu Temple.

The island is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats. With accommodations and food being incredibly cheap, it’s popular with the younger crowds.

8. Palawan, Philippines

Palawan is an archipelagic province of the Philippines that is located in the Mimaropa region. It’s one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines.

Nothing defines Palawan more than the water around it. This paradise island is a very affordable place to visit, and the average cost per night in a hostel will run you about 9-10 bucks.

9. Arizona, USA

Arizona, a southwestern U.S. state, is best known for the Grand Canyon, the mile-deep chasm carved by the Colorado River.

It is also known is its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. It has all, from amazing forests to golden deserts and there’s something for everyone.

10. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world, and it doesn’t take long to realize why. This exotic city is one of the world’s cheapest places to travel to.

11. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat means “Temple City” or “City of Temples.” It’s a Buddhist temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat is a breathtaking place, and it’s relatively cheap to visit.

12. Netherlands

Amsterdam has always been a favourite among youngsters. Often touted as North Venice colloquially, Amsterdam is a paradise for backpackers. With incredible museums, happening nightlife, chic coffee shops, and rich cultural heritage, Amsterdam offers an enriching experience.

Renting a bike is the best and most affordable way to explore the Dutch capital. There’s no dearth of hip hotels and cheap backpackers hostels either.

13. Kenya

Youth is the time when people develop new interests, which last for a lifetime. If you have a new-found fondness for nature and wildlife, plan a trip to Masai Mara National Park in Kenya and let your interest take new heights.

The savanna grasslands of Kenya will take you back to your childhood story books with incredible wildlife and surreal sunsets painted in hues of tangerine and purple.

The Big 5 of Masai Mara are lions, African elephants, rhinoceros, Cape buffalos, and leopards. Spotting these will leave you in love with the wilderness for the rest of your life.


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