21 Best Life-Changing Trips To Take In Your Twenties

Your twenties are for experimenting with new things and visiting places you’ve never imagined visiting before. Those are also the years of trial and error. They say a trip can change your life forever, so why don’t you give it a try? Up next you can take a look at our slideshow featuring some of the greatest lifechanging trips you can take in your twenties…

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#21. Visit San Diego’s Museum Of Beer

Beer lovers, our first suggestion is for you! Have you ever thought about what a museum of beer would be like? Well, thanks to us you can stop wondering and start experimenting it!

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With over 65 rotating taps from San Diego’s finest breweries and a wide variety of pizzas, this museum is designed to provide the perfect experience for bar/museum lovers and for those who wish to set up a meeting in a unique bar such as this.

#20. Do Outdoor Yoga With Lemurs In England

Picture this: lemurs, total relaxation while doing yoga, and visiting England. Is there any better way to relax? If there is, we don’t want to know, because this one seems the perfect fit for us. If lemoga (yoga with lemurs) is your cup of tea, then this place is perfect for you too!

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This activity suits anyone who wishes to be in touch with wildlife and enjoys spending time with these furry buddies. According to those who practice lemoga, this is a good way to feel at one with nature while you join the lemurs’ playtime.

#19. Go Backpacking In Southeast Asia

If you’re an adventurer, then going on a backpacking trip through Asia is what you should consider doing. Since Southeast Asia is an incredibly welcoming place for young backpackers, there’s no doubt at all that you will feel surrounded by good people and positive vibes.

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With a wide variety of activities at your disposal, there’s no chance of boredom. You can go on breathtaking volcano hikes or scuba diving in Malaysia. And if these activities are a bit too much for you, don’t worry, because many small hippie villages are waiting for you to discover them.
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#18. Party In New Orleans

If you’re thinking that all we’re going to offer you is excursions and backpacking trips, you’re wrong! We have also selected the perfect activity for those of you who enjoy partying like there’s no tomorrow. Welcome to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras!

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New Orleans is a town with its own brand of energy, so you can either visit it during Mardi Gras or during the rest of the year. The city’s rich history and culture are eagerly waiting for you to discover them!

#17. Visit Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the most amazing cities to visit. If you haven’t been there yet, we suggest you go there as soon as possible. Trust us, you won’t regret it! There are plenty of cultural proposals waiting for young tourists to enjoy them: you can either watch a traditional show at The Kabukizaka Theatre or explore the latest fashion trends at Shibuya 109.

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By the time you feel tired of visiting the many places Tokyo has to offer, you can either stay in a hotel or you can keep discovering this city’s culture and actually stay in a traditional Japanese house. Pretty cool, right?

#16. Live Your Foodie Dream In Mexico

Time to eat your heart out in Mexico! This lively city is not only culturally stimulating but also every foodie’s dream! If you love to wander around the city but still want to grab a quick bite, many delicious street food options are waiting for you at every corner.

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Once you have filled your stomach with classic Mexican food, you can visit the Frida Kahlo Museum. It’s definitely a must-see place. You might be asking about the nightlife, right? Well, Mexico has plenty of options to choose from, many of which include tequila and mezcal tasting.

#15. Enjoy Peru’s Unique Food Tour

Most people travel to Peru simply to visit Macchu Pichu and the surrounding Inca ruins near Cuzco. While it is a perfectly fine choice, you must know that it’s not the only one Peru has to offer.

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Did you know that Peruvian cuisine is regarded as some of the best and healthiest of the planet? That’s right. So, after a long day at Macchu Pichu, you may want to treat yourself to some ceviche or any other local dish. When it comes to Peruvian food, you just can’t go wrong! Plus, there are food markets literally everywhere.

#14. Tango In Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of the most amazing cities to visit in your twenties (and also at any age!). You can go neighborhood hopping while you explore the city’s offerings, or you can choose a particular place to visit and enjoy everything there.

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You can visit Caminito, in La Boca, or spend an entire Sunday afternoon at the San Telmo Market. Options are endless, and whatever you choose will keep you entertained! By the end of the day, make sure you have dinner at 10 p.m. like a true Argentinian!

#13. Get Sporty In New Zealand!

New Zealand is the perfect choice for those young travelers who are also sports enthusiasts! It might not be too cheap to get there, but if you’re an adrenaline junkie, then it’s definitely worth a shot!

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From bungee jumping to sky diving or wildlife hikes, New Zealand has everything you need to make your thrill-seeking heart happy! Also, don’t forget about the breathtaking views. No matter where you look, the scenery will be more than astonishing.

#12. Go Camping In Israel

This cultural hot spot is one of the most famous among young travelers. Tanned bodies, intriguing accents, and beautiful beaches. What more could you possibly want? Oh, yes… plenty of delicious hummus to eat!

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Lively beaches, luscious waterfalls, and a very welcoming environment are some of the things you will find if you decide to spend some time here. If you happen to visit Israel during the summer, then camping and star gazing are the Summer activities to do.

#11. Escape The Crowds In Portugal

Oh, beautiful Portugal. You can never go wrong if you decide to spend your holidays in Lisbon. Often described as the quintessential romantic European perfect getaway, this city never ceases to amaze its visitors.

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But that’s not all Portugal has to offer. You can also visit the northern part of the country, which is almost tourist-free and is the perfect location for outdoor activities such as walking or bike riding.
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#10. Do Some Bike Riding In Amsterdam

While most people tend to associate Amsterdam to its nightlife and coffee shops, there are many more things to do there. Did you know that it is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world?

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But a pleasant bike ride is not all this attractive city has to offer. There is plenty of culture, art, and local cuisine wherever you look. Once you’re there, make sure you visit Vondelpark, which is the largest and most famous park in the Netherlands.

#9. Visit Morocco

Oh, beautiful Morocco. This place certainly lives up to everyone’s expectations. If we had to describe it in a few words, we would say Morocco is culturally stimulating and full of visual splendor.

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Marrakech markets are one of the must-see places once you’re there. By the time you’re done sightseeing, you can take a trek through the desert on a camel or ride a hot air balloon.

#8. Safari In Africa

Even though this one is one of the most expensive trip ideas, paying it is undoubtedly worth it! Imagine how exciting it must be to be able to see up close the world’s most fascinating wildlife creatures.

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Whether you visit Kenya, Botswana or Rwanda, we guarantee you that it will be the experience of your life. If you choose to go on one of these safaris, make sure you’re well prepared! Know that these kinds of trips tend to last from five to seven days!

#7. Goa

The beautiful Goa, in India, is the perfect choice for anyone who wishes to start exploring this overwhelming yet incredible country. Go get your feet wet in India and visit the beautiful beaches there.

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You must know that this place is mostly visited by those who are looking for a blissful mix of spirituality, sun, sand, and spices. Whatever your tastes are, Goa has something to offer: from heap backpacking hangouts to luxury villas.

#6. Big Sur

California never fails to amaze us when it comes to outdoor activities. In Big Sur, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of what has been called the longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the contiguous United States.

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Hiking and visiting the beaches or the state parks are some of the most common activities visitors do here. If you’re thinking about visiting Big Sur, know in advance that your phone might not work there, since there is limited to no coverage on the area.

#5. Eastern Europe

A trip to amazing Eastern Europe shouldn’t miss a visit to Budapest or Prague. Young people will have the time of their lives there. Bars, pubs and cafes are the usual places for students to hang out.

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Here’s something every traveler should know before visiting Eastern Europe: the cost of living there (and also the cost of visiting) is generally lower than in London or Paris. So, if you want to make a trip to Europe, but don’t have enough money, this region is a good choice.

#4. Celebrate Oktoberfest In Germany

Beer. Partying. Do we need to say anything else? Of course not, as you might have already guessed that we’re talking about Germany’s Oktoberfest. It is very important to know that if you wish to travel to Germany for this celebration, you must book everything in advance.

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Once you have everything perfectly organized, you can let the celebration begin! But wait… Did you know that once there, you’ll be very close to Berlin? So, if you also wish to visit this epicenter of European culture you can do so!

#3. Visit Slovenia

As we reach the end of our list, we bring you the peaceful Slovenia, which is the perfect place for nature lovers. Mountain biking or camping on beautiful Lake Bohinj are only two of the adventure sports opportunities you can find in this quiet corner of the planet.

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Slovenia is the perfect destination for any traveler who wishes to spend some quality time connecting with Mother Earth. Plus, it’s off the beaten path, so you won’t find any huge crowds of tourists!

#2. Go Voluntouring

Traveling is nice and makes you feel at peace because you went somewhere or did something that made you happy. But how about doing something that will not only make you feel the same way but will also help those who need it the most? Yes, we’re talking about voluntouring.

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If you wish to add philanthropy to your next trip, make sure you check the wide variety of impact-focused organizations destined to help young travelers choose the activity that best fits their wish to help.

#1. Take A Completely Spontaneous Trip

Instead of deciding where to go, or choosing a destination from a list someone else has prepared for you, why don’t you just simply open up a map and point at any direction? Maybe visiting the place you’re pointing at could be just what you need!

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Be spontaneous! That’s what your twenties are for! Even if you think spontaneous trips are messy or a letdown, do not grow old without giving them a chance. Sometimes they end up becoming one of the best choices ever made!

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