I’VE ALWAYS BEEN an insatiable traveler, and money never used to be a problem. That’s because I never had any. I traveled a ton when I was young and broke, but as soon as I got a steady job, I started thinking I “couldn’t afford” travel.
The Boston Consulting group reports that millennials, those between the ages of 16 and 34, are 23% more invested in travel than the previous generations. This is true despite our limited discretionary income.
I used to be a prime example of this statistic: In college, I couldn’t afford to do a semester abroad in Spain, so, I spent late nights talking to recruiters and got a paid internship which allowed me to spend a whole summer in Barcelona. Last year, I traveled from Boston to Bali and Thailand until I could no longer afford a $10 a night hostel. Money was never something I had enough of, but it never held me back from traveling until I got a steady job.