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Rebecca Root offers up her tips on how not to look stupid trying surfing for the first time, half the gap year time could've done with this guide a while back.
We know one of the biggest worries of anyone wanting a gap year is how it'll affect their future career. Honestly, whichever way you look at it'll be positively, as Anna reveals.
Brazilian football is in the news for all the wrong reasons today following a shocking riot during a match between Atletico Paranaense and Vasco da Gama.
Air New Zealand have decorated a Boeing 777-300 with an image of Smaug, the treasure-hoarding dragon from the upcoming film: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
This is a selection of quotes from Nelson Mandela, who has sadly passed on. He was one of the wisest and greatest leaders the world has ever known.
Did you enter our awesome I'm a Backpacker... Get Me in There competition? Find out if your pic is in the running to win a trip to the Gold Coast in Australia...