School is Boring: Travel is the “New Master’s Degree” for Millennials

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If you’ve noticed the appearance of more and more vacation photos on your Instagram feed, know that you’re not the only one. Traveling is more popular among young people than ever before and they are not only doing it for leisure.

According to a 2016 study, around half of millennial travelers do it with an intention to acquire higher education, learn new languages, and do volunteer work. On the other hand, one in three people aged 18 to 34 admitted to that they “travel more and try more first-time travel experiences so they can post new pictures on their social media.”

More and more millennials are finding a way to make travel a part of their life and professional development. They may travel abroad to work in another country or they move to a country with a lower living standard while keeping their job and doing it remotely. Some even make travel their career, posting their experiences on blogs and social media and getting compensated for it. Whichever path they choose, there’s a good reason millennials are called the “travel generation” and that is more obvious in 2018 than ever before.