Travel Tips & Trip Ideas Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

18 years-old girl seeking advice on where to go for 3 months

Jump to last reply

Hi there! I am an 18 years old girl taking a gap year. I have been doing some light travel, only in Europe and North Africa, as well as working abroad to earn some money to go somewhere for 3 months.
I am seeking advice on where to go. My dream travel for this period would be to go somewhere exotic, completely new, natural, warm, with a totally different culture, nice people, good environment (I mean: forests, beaches, mountains, something like this, but also a good vibe as I would like to meet other backpackers and open-minded people in the way and perhaps go to a festival) and that could offer oportunites to volunteer whether in conservation, environment, agriculture or community projects or in medicine as I am an elective medicine.
I calculate I will hopefully have a budget of 2500€ (I know it's short but I won't earn more, I am sure) for everything, including flights and insurance.
I am willing to go anywhere really, I just wish it will be a dream journey! I don't mind staying at youth hostels, campings, share a flat rent for some weeks; travel in really cheap means of transportation and eat in the cheapest way too.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING is that it is SAFE for a 18 years old girl travel. Not really because of me, as I am really looking for adventure and think I am brave enough and I can fend for myself very easily abroad and alone, but for my parents' sake eheh.
It would also be great if it was a place with some "freak hippie communities", transe festivals, beaches to surf and maybe wwoof farms, so that I could spend some weeks working in something I enjoy and not spending money!
I have thought about South and Central America, South-East Asia, India, Australia... what do you think it's my best option?
Oh, and I am flying from Portugal. And it will be in May-July.
I would appreciate all the help and ideas you can give! Thanks.

22 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Travel Tips & Trip Ideas activity »
  1. 1 Vacation with 1 year old?
  2. 2 40th Birthday Trip
  3. 3 First Time Going to Europe - Ideas?
  4. 4 Where to go in February/March
  5. 5 Why Do People Bother With Tripadvisor?
  6. 6 mid December honeymoon in Europe
  7. 7 Waterproof spray
  8. 8 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JBCJJHY
  9. 9 Honeymoon
  10. 10 Are these shoes too American looking?
  11. 11 Half Moon Bay, CA - stay there or go to Napa Valley?
  12. 12 Where to go over New Years?
  13. 13 Most Exotic and Adventurous Trip Possible
  14. 14 Help finding a beach resort w/ nightlife for a young couple!
  15. 15 my travel ignorance
  16. 16 Your favorite USA car rental company
  17. 17 Your Best Travel Tips
  18. 18 Northern Lights
  19. 19 Why Do A Cycling Tour?: A review of various tour companies and general tips
  20. 20 Road trip along the east coast with tween & teen
  21. 21 First Trip To Japan and South Korea Solo!
  22. 22 Travel Insurance or not
  23. 23 Duffel size needed for 33lb limit
  24. 24 Economy PLus on United to China
  25. 25 Down or synthetic sleeping bag?
View next 25 » Back to the top