There’s no bond quite like that of college roommates. They’ve seen you at your best and your worst. They’re someone you share secrets with, complain to about your professors, and have crazy fun with. Sometimes you fight and disagree, but at the end of the day you’re always there for each other.
College roommates also make for great travel companions. With that in mind, we’ve prepared a list of 7 destinations that should be on your bucket list when traveling with your college roommate.
There are quite a handful of activities and fun things to see with your roommate in South America. However, some destinations down there are unfavorably expensive for college students.
Ecuador will give you the most bang for your buck. Plus, there’s so much to see! Beautiful beaches, friendly people, rich cultures and history, and an awesome landscape for hiking.
You will also be happy to know that crime rates here are low, so you and your buddy will be safe while abroad. Be sure to visit the Galapagos Islands while here.
2. Road Trip on the Pacific Coast Highway, California
This is an exhilarating experience to have with your college roommate. In fact, you might never have the chance to do this once you graduate and get a full-time job. So, gear up and take turns driving all the way from Santa Cruz to coast of San Diego.
You will enjoy the striking beauty of Big Sur’s coastal cliffs and the vineyard-rich valleys of San Luis Obispo and Napa.
It’s also a great opportunity to do some camping along the way. Just make sure you pack a tent and some sleeping bags and contact the campgrounds ahead of time so they’re expecting you.
3. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is on the bucket list of many travel enthusiasts, and for good reason!
The energy here is unmatched, the beer is on another level, and the food is simply amazing. Besides, the economy here as well as the public transport system is favorable for budget backpackers. Perfect for two friends.
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam: A beautiful and welcoming city for young friends to experience. This city is an excellent cultural and gastronomic destination. There are awesome cuisines to sample and friendly young people to interact with.
It is also one of the few cities that will give you the chance to ride a boat, kayak, or bicycle in the central business district. The here pubs are also great, and your nightlife options are impressively varied.
Visiting the shining temples of Thailand should definitely be on your bucket list. You will have tons of fun exploring the rich culture and history of the Thai people, eating their local foods, and learning their local languages.
The average cost of living in Thailand is on the cheap side, which is good news for you and your roommate’s wallet. Thailand is also home to buzzing cities and one of the most bumping nightlifes in Asia.
6. Take a Euro Trip
If you have a month-long break, why not backpack across Europe alongside your buddy? This is the epitome of youth travel for many people; a rite of passage that every ambitious college student should go through.
One of the best ways to do this is by getting a Eurail Pass which allows you to see up to 28 European countries by train and sometimes ferry! Visit Vienna, Barcelona, Lisbon, and any other European cities you admire.
Finding cheap (and safe) hostels to stay at will ensure you get to see tons of cities on your European tour.
This North African country is both budget-friendly and extremely adventure-filled. Head off to Marrakesh and spend a week camping in the desert. You can ride camels while there. A perfect time to bond with your friend!
Traveling all over the world in the company of your roommate isn’t a difficult thing to do nowadays, thanks to the availability of budget-friendly accommodations and easy-to-use transportation services everywhere you go.
You can sleep in hostels, vacation rentals, or campgrounds. Cheap and tasty eats are also easy to come by all over the world.
So start saving and prepare for your great roommate adventure!
About Lisa Mottins: Lisa is a young, ambitious writer with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCF. She is currently learning to code and developing her photography skills. She loves expressing herself creatively and sharing her experiences in hopes of helping others.
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