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6 places to visit after graduation

by Kayzia Boilard

Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times…

There’s arguably no better time to travel the world than when you graduate from college or university. For years, you’ve been working toward a degree, diploma, or certificate, and you deserve to celebrate your accomplishments by going on a trip. This is also a unique time in your life when you’re very much ‘in-between’ stages, meaning, you’ve got a newfound freedom since you’re no longer committed to school and you’re also not locked down into a career yet.

We’ve come up with a few places that you may want to consider taking a trip to, no matter what your budget may be.

Niagara Falls

BUDGET LEVEL: $

Only a short commute away, Niagara Falls is a destination you absolutely must visit. Aside from the fact that you can take in the incredible natural wonder of the Falls themselves, there are also many touristic restaurants and attractions (for all budgets) in the surrounding area of the waterfalls on Clifton Hill.

Niagara Falls

Montreal

BUDGET LEVEL: $

Just a five hour road trip away, Montreal is a beautiful city full of culture. During the day you can explore the city’s streets and experience diverse restaurants, markets, and attractions. The city is also known for it’s festivals, nightlife, and offers amazing shopping as well.

Cathedral in Montreal

Thailand

BUDGET LEVEL: $$

In 2013, Thailand was the most visited country in Southeast Asia, according to the World Tourism Organization. This country attracts tourists for many reasons, some of which are the beautiful sandy beaches, palaces and Buddhist temples, incredible diving locations, and the hundreds of topical islands to see. Best of all, your only large expense for this trip will be the plane ticket, because once you’re in Thailand everything from food to hotels to activities is very inexpensive.

Thailand

Cuba

BUDGET LEVEL: $$

Cuba has always been a great destination to visit as it offers endless, beautiful beaches at a fairly low-cost. There are plenty of all-inclusive resorts to choose from with flight packages that can cost as little as $700 per week. If you’re looking for a warm destination getaway, Cuba is the place for you!

Beach in Cuba

Italy

BUDGET LEVEL: $$$

There are many incredible cities in Italy that make this country one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. For example, a few cities that you should plan to visit are the capital, Rome to see the Colosseum as well as its many other ancient ruins, Florence for incredible food and art, and Pompeii to see the historic city that was buried in volcanic ash. From the stunning Dolomite Mountains to the beaches of the Amalfi Coast, Italy boasts endless must-see cities and landmarks.
Italy, Wikipedia

Greece

BUDGET LEVEL: $$$
Greece offers history, culture, and a uniquely beautiful landscape to experience. Athens should be your first stop. The city has everything from archaeological sites, to museums, and an amazing nightlife. Greece is also made up of approximately 6,000 islands, some of the most famous ones are Santorini, known for it’s breathtaking scenery, Mykonos and Ios, known for their exciting nightlife, and Rhodes known for its beautiful beaches.

Santorini, Greece

Travelling to amazing destinations around the world is an invaluable experience that you should take advantage of when you have the chance, and there’s pretty much no better time to travel to one or two of your dream locations than after you’ve graduated from school.

Planning a graduation trip this summer? Let us know where you’re headed on Twitter @ShareIgnite!