Now, you are only young once, so you are recommended to make the most of it while youth is still on your side. Okay, so you may not have much money and it may mean that you have to live off cheap cider, but why should that affect your partying ways?

One word: Thailand. If you are travelling around the world, then the likelihood is that you will eventually get to Thailand, where it is difficult to not let yourself go (so to speak). A big night out in Thailand will cost you up to $46, which compared to some places, is very good. The average local can get by living on as little as $94 a month, budgeted correctly of course. Why not follow suit and see whether this is achievable? A bottle of beer from the local supermarket can cost you as little as $1, in other words: an absolute bargain for all.

"Pack as little as possible. You will buy things along the way."

If you are a student and partying is your main priority over travelling, then one place you must go to is Ibiza. Officially the clubbing capital of the world, it generally needs no introduction. However, if you are one of the few who simply do not have a clue, then one club which you need to know about is Privilege. It is the world's largest club with 25 meter high ceilings and a pool, erotic shows, gardens and restaurants. There is a free bus available for you to take advantage of from Ibiza Harbor, Playa Den Bossa and San Antonio. So if you would like to truly enjoy the club, with plenty of alcohol then it saves the money. Privilege opens at midnight, meaning that you can do your little bit of travelling during the day and then enjoy the party lifestyle in the evening. Of course, if heading to the biggest club in the whole world doesn't interest you then you could always check one of the many other clubs and bars in the party central.

Travel expert and enthusiast, Lara Dunston is no stranger to the best tips when achieving a great and eventful nightlife. Globetrotting travel writer Lara Dunston has authored and updated over 40 guidebooks for many of the world's best publishers, including Lonely Planet and Rough Guides and has had 100s of articles published for travel magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Wanderlust and Get Lost. In 2010 she is travelling the world with her partner Terence Carter for Grantourismo , an experimental travel project aimed at exploring more authentic and enriching ways to travel. She suggests: "Avoid the backpacker parties and group nights out in the tourist zones and instead hang out with the locals. Buy local magazines like Time Out or check out similar entertainment websites to see what's hot and happening. Happy hours are great places to meet locals while saving money."

"Pack as little as possible. You will buy things along the way. Clothes make great, practical souvenirs. I love wearing a t-shirt that reminds me of a place I loved. When you're packing, do it in stages as if you're writing drafts of an essay. First stage/draft should be all the things you love - pack your favorite gear, things that you love to wear - then edit them down. Spread everything you packed out on a bed or the floor and put them into categories - casual wear, adventure/hiking gear, dressy stuff, etc - and make sure you have just 1-2 things (depending on how long you're travelling for, and how you're travelling) for each category. Have your Mom or a very practical friend help you 'edit'!"


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