In honor of Burning Man which kicks of TODAY, we present to you a thin slice of last years always epic event! Although its not technically traveling its like another planet so we have to post about it :)
(photos not ours but selected by YouBackpacking )
Sliding Sands Trail, Haleakalā National Park, Maui, Hawaii (by rolando000)
Amazing capture featured on our Instagram by @nodestinations with a beautiful view of a temple in Tokyo, Japan!
Lulworth cove along Jurassic Coast, England (by rolando000)
Sheila and the incredible Austin Couchsurfing Community welcome new locals into the scene by sharing a curated city information guide and by organizing events like the Austin Couch Crash. Their green alien mascot keeps Couchsurfing weird and helps the group find each other at meetups!
With fewer job opportunities available, a shrinking median income, the forever rising housing prices, and changing social norms, many young adults are now opting for a nomadic lifestyle over a stationary one, choosing to travel and see more of the world rather than tying themselves down to one place.
Travel is no longer simply a phase that some young adults may pass through during their early 20’s before deciding on a career and signing up for a mortgage and car lease after they have seen some of the world, it is becoming a lifestyle. A lifestyle that can easily carry on far into a person’s 20’s, 30’s, and beyond. It is a way of living that moves away from how the earlier generations thought, and questions how much of a person’s life needs to be lived in one place.
A big component of this shift in thinking is due to the fact that young adults have the highest unemployment rates of any working-age cohort, with many more reporting being underemployed. According to a CBC news article in 2013, nearly 15% of those between the ages of 15-24 are unemployed, twice the national average. That same article then goes on to explain how, “Based on data from Statistics Canada, one in four millennials with a university degree is employed full-time in a job that doesn’t require that level of education.”
It can be incredibly hard for a young person to find any job these days, let alone one that has the potential to turn into a meaningful career. Long gone are the days of benefits and pensions accompanying every full-time job, young people, it seems, are simply happy to find any full-time job. As CBC explains, “Nearly half of young people in Canada are now employed in retail, food service or clerical work, which doesn’t offer a lot of opportunity to save for retirement or put a down payment on a home after student loans.”
Which leads to the next point. With such limited resources, what should a young person be doing with their money?
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