Young travelers, including millennials, place a high value on trips. In fact, by the year 2020, 370 million of them are expected to spend $400 billion on travel, according to forecasts by The World Tourism Organization. USToday.com
A bi-weekly Q&A session with millennial travellers to learn more about their experiences, inspirations and travel tips.
A 31 year old female travelholic from the beautiful island of Nassau Bahamas, Sade describes her most adventurous trip being to South Africa “to step foot on the motherland was an experience within itself “.
TES: Why do I like to travel: S: Traveling for me is my peace, exploring the world helps me keep my sanity. To explore and live life through someone else’s culture whilst experiencing what the world has to offer is the best feeling in the world.
TES: Ever felt vulnerable during your travels and how did you overcome it:
S: Yes, once when I traveled solo I got lost for a bit and began to feel frustrated and scared at that point I had to tell myself “there’s nothing to big for a champ” immediately I got over that fear and pushed forward.
TES: Your best travel tip/ advice: S: Always research and have some knowledge about the place before you travel, never leave sure for unsure, be knowledgeable about where you’re going and what to expect.
TES: 3 travel essentials: S:Cash: always have a small amount of emergency cash. Climate checked: always check weather and climate so you dress and pack accordingly. Medical supplies: always carry an extra amount of medication in the case the country you are visiting doesn’t supply the particular medicine needed
TES: The best place you have ever traveled and why: S: Cuba by far was the best place I’ve ever traveled the culture of Havana is breath taking. Service with a smile from beginning to end.
TES: Worst travel experience: S: Lima and Cusco Peru was my worst experience so far, the culture was not the friendliest, in addition to that the altitude sickness was over bearing.
TES: Where have you been inspired to travel lately and why: S: I’ve been inspired to travel India for quite some time now because of its religious heritage and the motivational culture.
TES: Solo or group travel: S: Solo travel has always been my status, sometimes my timing isn’t compatible with others so I tend to travel alone. Traveling solo is not as bad as people make it seem alone time is indeed refreshing to the soul.