CVG took the hot streets of Atlanta to share their first experience at A3C Festival. Being a first time experience in the Peach State for Britney and Aya (who was celebrating her birthday from the time we boarded), time was split from enjoying what the city had to offer as well as festival activities….
So you’ve made the big decision, you’re moving abroad... whether for 1 year or 10, whether a 3hour flight or 24hour flight, whether for work or school or adventure. I’m sure you figured making that initial decision to go was the biggest part of it, yeah you’ve considered what you may do for work, where you may live, how you’ll manage your experiences but at least for me, the biggest thing I didn’t account for was how to manage my soon to be long distance relationships....
This blog post was written by Catherine Buccello who is also a contributor to the BYOB Society Blog
Studies have proven and shown time and time again that millennials are driven by prioritizing experiences over buying material possessions. This has forced many retailers (think Bebe, BCBG, American Apparel and Macy’s included) to switch to e-commerce and file for Chapter 11. A recent study on CNBC found that 72% of millennials prioritize experiences such as travel, skydiving, festivals, etc. over material things. The millennial mentality on finances could be described as “Money made for memories”.
With these experiences, a majority comes from the desire for travel exploration. However, we know that booking a flight and planning a trip is basically as expensive as deciding to invest in name brand appliances, clothing, accessories and so forth. Many people are discouraged due to misconceptions of traveling – being too costly or the ability to have enough time/days available to permit a leisurely trip.