Resolve to make travel plans this year, no matter how small the trip may seem. Any student travel changes your life.
- Read a travel book or guidebook. Reading is planning -- your appetite for travel will grow with every sentence; your confidence will increase as you read about other student travelers who've gone there and done that.
- Grab a pal and take the bus to the next town or the nearest big city for just one day.
- Hop an Amtrak train to another state just to watch the country roll by.
- Spend one night in a youth hostel. You'll meet travelers your age with similar interests and hear talk about student travel spots near and far. Your own town probably has a youth hostel -- take a friend and stay overnight in the hostel dorm.
Make bigger student travel plans if you're ready: decide to volunteer, work, study or just travel abroad and find itineraries, student travel guides, discount student tickets, and student lodging info.
"I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."
--Robert Louis Stevenson