It has finally hit you. No more final exams, no classes, nothing. You’ve graduated, and for the first time in your life, you have time to do whatever you want. Now, not all of us have the funds to do whatever we want, but if we did, these are some of the top places (as ranked by me and a few fellow college grads) that we would love to explore right after graduation. Hey, we can dream, right?

1. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Not only does Amsterdam have coffee shops and their notorious Red Light District, but the city is truly beautiful. Traveling by canal makes this place one of the few destinations where you can do this, and they have some of the most popular nightlife in all of Europe. For some things to do during the day before the partying starts, check out 6 Things to Do in Amsterdam.

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Rebecca is (secretly Linda Belcher) a senior at Iona College, studying Mass Communications. She loves to travel, coffee, and her dog. Fan of boy bands, big hair, and everything bagels. Professional shade thrower and wearer of beanies.


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