Megan and I went to summer camp a few weekends ago. Yes, Megan and I are adults. You're probably very confused so I'll start at the beginning; Three years ago, I had one of the best summers of my life. One of my best friends, Ash and I were recently single and going on every adventure we could think of. We went to Mexico to swim with whale sharks, we went to Firefly music festival up in Delaware, we went to the mountains and to the beach and last but not least we went out on a limb and signed up for Camp No Counselors. It was something we had seen on Facebook and it looked fun. And no, Camp No Counselors is not giving me anything for writing this (although I mean, I would totally take a bonus free camp weekend haha).
I love traveling and its something I've realized that many Millennials (yep, I said it) really value. Whether it be road trips or international vacations, our generation travels more than the generation before us ever did. That's awesome! As cliche as it sounds, traveling really teaches you so much that you couldn't learn in a classroom. It teaches you about other people, other cultures, history, geography etc. I grew up in a small southern town but my worldview is pretty large and I was able to develop an empathy for lots of different types of people because of all the places I was lucky enough to see and all the interesting people I was lucky enough to meet. And especially right now, I think we can all agree, a little bit of empathy is so important.
After traveling a bit I've learned some great money savers and financial tricks to keep your travel costs down. You don't have to make 6 figures a year and you don't have to have a sugar daddy, you can still travel and make that part of your lifestyle with a little extra research and some of these helpful tips.