I have the travel bug. It’s been a year and a half since I have been abroad, and it is starting to get to me. This may seem like a short amount of time to you, but it feels like eternity to me. Traveling is like getting tattoos (or so I am told because I don’t actually have any tattoos), once you go on one trip, you’re going to want to go on a million trips. Here’s a better analogy: traveling is like the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Once you’ve seen one place, you are going to want to see all the places. And if you are going to see all the places, you best get a move on. If you’re not sure exactly where to start, check out the infographic below. It lists the top ten most visited cities in the world.
It can seem impossible to make it abroad, but I can assure you it’s not–especially for college students and recent grads. Yesterday I submitted a graduate application to a school in Barcelona. And I have numerous friends that have studied or worked abroad. I have a friend right now that is in Africa on a Fulbright scholarship and another two friends that just submitted their Fulbright application to teach English in Brazil. There are tons of options out there. If you want to travel, you will make it happen. [via]