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If there is one thing family has always been good about, it’s sending articles that younger family need to read. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles have been clipping out articles and mailing them for years. The modern version, of course, is now sending links digitally.

Tony recently found an article that he wanted to pass on to the son of a friend who is about to graduate from college. It was a story from Huff Post about 7 trips you should take after graduation but before you join the workforce. It was something that stood out as Tony regrets not taking the time to slow down and travel and never really got a Spring Break due to baseball tournaments.

Here are some of the trips the article suggests:

  • Go Backpacking. Save up and backpack through Europe. There are many great backpacking tours to take and so much history and culture to see and experience. With the ease of train travel, it’s not difficult at all to spend 3 weeks bouncing from country to country.
  • Stay In Hostels. Along with backpacking, staying in hostels is like staying in a travelling dorm with rotating roommates from all over the world. It’s a great way to meet travel buddies and make friends from all over the globe.
  • Travel To Your College Friends’ Hometowns. Take the time to visit your friends on their turf. Sample your roommate’s mom’s pot pie that he always raved about. Visit your international college friends abroad and let them introduce you to their culture as you introduced them to yours.
  • Go On A Mission/Humanitarian Service Trip. One of the most enriching experiences you can have is travelling outside of your comfort zone and giving your time to help others. Whether you sign up to host a summer camp for orphans, help build houses in the Caribbean, or pass out medical supplies in Africa, take a trip that will change your life and perspective. Also, it looks really good on a resume.
  • Travel With Your Family. Once you get a job, trying to coordinate work schedules will make traveling as a family all the more difficult. Take time now to gather the parents and siblings for a cruise or trip to Hawaii before work and kids narrow visits down to just the holidays.
  • Finally, Take One Last Spring Break. One thing you’ll learn upon entering the workforce. There is no summer vacation or Spring Break. You’re lucky if you get holidays off. Squeeze in one last week long party at the beach.
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