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We’ve got it covered. Everything. This section will answer pretty much any travel-related question imaginable. It is dedicated to gap year advice and boasts one of the most comprehensive sections of travel articles on the web. Our travel articles have always been written by backpackers, for backpackers, so all the advice and information you find here, be it packing the right things in the right way, dealing with homesickness or raising money to buy that dream ticket, are borne out of first-hand experience.

To filter everything down we’ve divided the article categories into eight sections: adventure and sport, documenting your trip, cultural advice, getting around, gap year advice, travel essentials, volunteering and eco travel, and advice on working abroad.

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The Big Question: To Hitch or Not to Hitch?

From saving money to avoiding throngs of people to simply having a much more enjoyable journey, find out why this traveller will always opt for thumbing a ride over paying for one.

The Top Ten Things to do in Kazakhstan

Here are ten of many, many awesome things to do in the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, from skating mountainous ice rinks to snapping extraordinary architecture.

Phenomenal Photos of Mystical Iceland

Tey Bannerman's fascinating photo essay encapsulates the amazing sights, the frosty climate, and the quriky Icelandic culture. Prepare yourself for some serious travel envy.

An Adventure into the Heart of North Korea

A fascinating account from a backpacker who travelled under strict guidance around North Korea, the most secretive, repressive and arguably dangerous country in the word.

Hiking One of the World’s Most Epic Trails

Any serious hiker has heard about it. Copies of hiking books worldwide have it circled, dog-eared, and highlighted. This is widely agreed to be one of the best hikes in the world. Find out why.

The Most Mental Bonfire Night in the World

These photos show the Bonfire Night celebrations in Lewes, a small market town in East Sussex. Seven bonfire societies collectively create this pyromaniac extravaganza.

Lebanon: Filthy, Frustrating, Fun, Fantastic

Lebanon. It’s filthy, frustrating, and a nightmare to get anything done. It’s claustrophobic, threatening, chaotic, and all the rules go out of the window. And that is exactly why I love it.

Vegetarian Guide to Eating on the Road

Vegetarians can sometimes face difficulties when trying to stick to their dietary needs in a different country. Laura Chapman explains how to cope with veggie travel.

Only Bonkers People Ignore Brilliant Burma

Going to Burma? Don't leave home without reading these 17 pearls of wisdom before visiting what is quickly becoming one of the hottest backpacking destinations in the world.

7 Surreally Brilliant Milton Keynes Stories

Milton Keynes has grown to more than just London's commuting town. It now has roundabouts, concrete cows, and some bewildering local news stories. Welcome to my home town.

Going Travelling... and Never Coming Home

About five years ago, a 26 year old guy had the same idea that many of us do: quit the job, pack the bags, travel the world, fall in love and never come back. The difference is, he actually did it.

Cliff Jumping and Hiking in Hawaii

Hawaii was made for adventure, as shown in this article which is all about launching yourself off cliffs and dragging yourself up mountains. Both get the heart going, both are amazing.

Skiing and Snowboarding in New Zealand

Skiing and snowboarding is easy in New Zealand, and whether your're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced, our guide will help you plan your ultimate winter adventure.

Gorilla Trekking in Northern Rwanda

When John was about 10, he read an article about the incredibly rare mountain gorillas of central Africa, later inspiring him to go trekking in Northern Rwanda to see them.

Travellers' Guide to Tap Water: Infographic

In the UK, where you could probably get away with drinking water from a toilet bowl, it can be all too easy to forget that not all countries can claim to have such clean tap water.

Working and Learning in New Zealand

Earning money, meeting locals and going on some crazy adventures. Working abroad was the only way that Eleanor wanted to travel around the awesome country of New Zealand.

This is the Human Pyramid Festival

October in Spain is all about balance, focus, and feeling tense. The Concurs De Castell Human Pyramid festival takes place every two years, and it is back on for 2014.

How to Avoid Being a Travel Moron

Travel faux pas, travel fails, being the ultimate tourist, whatever you call it, we've all seen it. Here are the worst and most common awkward travel blunders.

A Guide to Different Ski Resort Jobs

Summer is officially over and there’s an autumn chill to the air. If this is the first October in your life you’re not at school or college, make the most of it and get a job in a ski resort!

Life Volunteering in the Guatemalan Jungle

An insightful piece from a volunteering who has been working with orphans in the jungles of Guatemala. Questions are raised as to the meaning of 'less is more', and if it's an appropriate phrase.

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