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This can sometimes be kind of a difficult task. We have all these places we want to visit, and usually so little time. It can often be hard to decide where you should next travel too. Where you next travel to depends on a variety of things such as money, length of time you have, visas you can obtain. But for me there’s one way you can decide that will stick out above these and that's opportunity.
Obviously before this, you need to decide what your budget is and the length of time you have. This will all alter where you can go, if you've always wanted to do a road trip across America, but only have a week, then it's not going to be a viable option. Or if you have only £500 then going backpacking around SE Asia isn’t going to be possible, as your flight will cost just under this.
You should also travel to places based on opportunity. Because these opportunities are not going to be around forever and you may not ever get them again, and I think you'll massively regret it. Once you've been travelling a little while, you'll meet a load of people from all over the world, and they'll often invite you to their country to stay with them. I think opportunities like this you have to take up while you have them. Even if that country isn't number one on your list, I still think you should go. Because it opens up more opportunities and gives you the chance to re meet friends and make amazing memories. To visit the other countries the opportunity will always be there. Whereas the opportunity to go stay with your friends out in wherever and for them to show you around won't be.
As well as this, but opportunities your friends offer you up on, I think you should take too. Say if you've always wanted to backpack Brazil, but a group of friends offer you to do a road trip around Europe in the summer instead. I think take the road trip is the best option. You can always go back and do Brazil whenever, but the offer to do that road trip, or volunteer in Africa or whatever won't always be there. Obviously if doing a road trip totally doesn’t interest you then do what you want, but this is if you're struggling to decide.
See where you heart takes you, like I think deep down everyone has a rough idea of what they want to see most, and I think that's what you should follow. Like yeah for sure there are thousands of places I want to go, but there are places that I’ve always dreamed of going and seeing, and that should be your priority. Maybe look at it in a way that if you had a month left to live, where would you go travel?
I think prioritizing by your age is also important and a good way to look at it. Like for me there are some places I wouldn’t want to go to when I’m older, or I would want to experience it differently. Like I’ve always wanted to backpack, party and rough it through south America, when I’m older I probably wont want to do this. The same as with backpacking through SE Asia, when I’m older this probably wont be as easily done, or as fun. I think I’d rather road trip America or Europe when I’m older. This is another good way to look at it, and might help you decide where you want to go.
But I think ultimately, just go with what offers the most opportunity, and follow your heart.