How can I save up to backpack abroad and should I do it alone?
I'm a 22 year old woman and I just graduated college with a degree in journalism. I've always had a traveler's spirit and few things make me happier than exploring new places. I've always wanted to travel abroad, but the responses I am getting are split down the middle. Some older or settled people tell me to do it while I can and that they would have done it in a heart beat if they'd thought about it when they were younger while others( like my mother and father) tell me to start my career immediately. I do want to start a career, but I'd prefer to travel for some months first. I've been reading some advice on how to do this and some suggest to get a job and save up before traveling. Can anyone suggest jobs that are useful for someone who simply wants to save up to go abroad? Once I'm abroad I would like to stay in a hostel and perhaps teach or do some other work. However, I am a girl and I'm not sure if it's a good idea to do this alone. However, I don't have any friends that I am sure would be able to join me. Any advice there? Thank you.
Asked By: LMB - 6/13/2011
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Congrats on your graduation and welcome to the world of journalism. I am a journalist and was once in exactly your situation. I had actually studied abroad over the summer between my last two years of college and that served to sharpen my wanderlust... More
Answered By: Brian - 6/13/2011
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never backpack alone what if something happens and you cant get a hold of someone
Answered By: dragenseekr - 6/13/2011
You should NOT travel alone - whether you are male or female. It is a DANGEROUS situation to put yourself in... More
Answered By: Cynical_Student - 6/13/2011
You are making the classic mistake, you say "Perhaps teach or do some other work" In general you cannot work abroad without a Work Permit and that has to be in place before you go. They are also almost impossible to obtain... More
Answered By: Ian M - 6/13/2011
Don't listen to these naysayers, you are woman and I hear you roar. Go and chase your dream while you're young/fertile enough to... More
Answered By: David Wherner - 6/13/2011
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