Her Parents Thought She Was Traveling Abroad Until They Uncovered the Shocking Truth

By 2 years ago

Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity for young college students to experience other cultures around the world. Taking advantage of this special opportunity isn’t something every student can capitalize on, but for those that do, they are forever left with continued wanderlust and a greater understanding of themselves and the world at large. Zilla van den Born was one of the lucky ones, who traveled abroad, sharing amazing photos of her travels overseas, but there was something about her experiences that didn’t quite add up…

Gap Year

When Zilla van den Born told her family she would be traveling abroad, they were thrilled for her. As she headed out on her gap-year journey, friends and family followed along via her social media posts for updates on experiences and whereabouts. But Zilla’s adventure wasn’t exactly what she had viewers believing it to be…

Traveling the Globe

In this day and age, traveling is much more accessible. While prior generations were content with staying local and dabbling with travel once in a blue moon, today’s explorers are much bolder. Today, it’s common for young people to visit all the corners of the globe before settling down.

Tropical Locations

Because of this extended accessibility, backpacker hotspots such as Southeast Asia and India have become more popular in recent years. The era of social media has also had a huge impact on travel, and not only do these off-the-grid locations get more exposure, but they’re also reduced to filter-heavy photos that really glamorize these destinations…

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