Why travel after being an au pair?

  • Girl facing Yosemite National Park views with arms in the air

There aren’t many times in life that you’ll find yourself in the States with a spare month and some spare cash in your back pocket… but luckily for you – after an au pair contract, you can find you with just that!

Your au pair visa gives you an extra month to travel, so make sure you make the most of this golden time and get some travelling in. With some of the greatest cities on earth, national parks on the grandest of scales and plenty of adventure to be found, there’s plenty of reasons to travel after your au pair contract. Not quite made up your mind? Read on to find out more about travelling in the States…

View of the Grand Canyon from Ooh Ahh Point on the South Kaibab Trail

For the experience

There’s no doubt about it – travelling is one heck of an experience. There’s no better feeling than roadtripping in the States with a group of new mates – you’ll see some of the most impressive places on earth (hello Grand Canyon), you’ll try new foods (s’mores?), immerse yourself in new cultures and generally enjoy time away from the everyday doing something totally new and unique. Sounds pretty awesome, right?

Group of four girls holding USA flag in front of Grand Canyon

Make new friends

Travelling solo doesn’t mean travelling alone… and a road trip through the States offers you the chance to meet likeminded travellers, interested in having similar experiences to you, especially if you travel on an organised tour with an operator like TrekAmerica. We know plenty of people who meet life-long travel buddies on their travels. Of course, it can be a little daunting and scary, but travelling solo offers you the chance to push yourself out of your comfort zone – imagine how much you can learn about yourself doing that!

Two girls on ropes above suspension bridge in jungle

Challenge Yourself

America is crammed full of some of the most awesome places in the world – from buzzing cities to jaw-dropping national parks, the US has so much to discover. If you’re looking to get more from your travels, why not join an adventure tour with TrekAmerica? Each of our tours includes plenty of unique experiences and you’ll have the chance to see some of America’s most iconic sights in a completely new way. Try hiking through the Grand Canyon or a horse back ride through Monument Valley, or for something more adrenaline fuelled zipline across Las Vegas or raft down the Kicking Horse River.

Girl on beach with sea behind

Do something for you

You’ll have spent the last year looking after little people – and it’s time to have some serious ‘you’ time. Decompress, discover new places and relax after working hard. It’s time to chill out and have a holiday, and travelling America is the perfect way to make the most of it!

Ready to travel after your au pair contract? TrekAmerica offer a range of small group tours across the States, with something to suit every style of traveller and every budget. You’ll travel with a small group of likeminded people, accompanied by a local tour guide who will make sure you see and experience all the best bits America has to offer!

Plus, as an au pair, you’ll receive an exclusive 20% discount off all tours. Find out more.

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