Need help on figuring out which jabs you need before you travel? Wondering how to meet people in hostels? Want to move off auto mode and take some seriously cool pictures with that brand spanking new camera you got for your birthday?
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.
There's nothing nicer than a massage, right? Except that it's a stranger rubbing down you're naked body. Where do you look? What do you say? We have some answers.
Cormac Scanlan has never been described as a heart-on-the-sleeve, Bridget-Jones-watching, effeminate bridezilla, but this was his last day at gapyear.com.
Iceland is one of the most beautiful gap year destinations on the planet, and on its black shores it became the first place I've ever visited to give me a bona fide travel epiphany.
There's so many things to do in Japan that Vicky decided to crowd source what she did while she was there using advice from message board users on our humble site.
Going to New Zealand on your gap year is a must, but once you've paid for your flight you might need to watch your budget. Here's how to make your money go further than you thought.
Chinese New Year is here, and even if you can't make it to China there's no reason you shouldn't celebrate in style. Here some of the world's best festivities.
If you know where to look, you’ll find other, quieter places in Australia which prompt your jaw to unhinge of its own accord: these are the unknown highlights.
Tej Parikh outlines a culturally curious and adventurous 2000km journey down the Pan-American Highway, through the colonial heart of Central America.
When US Highway 66 was completed in 1926, the minds behind it probably didn't realise that they had created a future novelty goldmine for avid roadtripper tourists.
The quiet country of Tibet can't help but intrigue inquisitive backpackers. Nicholla Carroll finally gave into her curiousities and spent two weeks exploring this mysterious country.
Get Valentine's Day wrong and your relationship can be dead in the water. Here are 14 unromantic destinations to avoid when trying to impress your lover.
Australia is a gap year hot spot, and the beautiful landscapes, fascinating wildlife and non-existent language barrier make it an extremely rewarding country to find some paid work.
A Brief Visual History of Travel: gapyear.com presents the epic journey of the human race, from the plains of Africa to the beckoning universe, and beyond.
It was hot, mind blowing and by the time I’d finished I felt totally drained – just like all the best sexual encounters. I’d just scaled the giddy heights of the 7 floors of Tokyo's biggest sex shop.
If you’ve spent your life savings on flights to the other side of the world, chances are you’ll want to make the most of your travelling experience. Read this to find out how.
This backpacker spent the first part of her Kenya trip volunteering with children and the second part experiencing some of Kenya's highlights, like climbing Mount Kenya.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorates the Holocaust, an event that we should never allow to be forgotten. Here are some places to visit and remember.
The Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is a must-see on any Asian adventure, and this complete guide to the city will make sure you get the absolute most out of your visit.
Australia is one of the world's most popular backpacker destinations, but so many gappers never make it to the western coast. Here are a few reasons why you should make the effort.
India is probably the most fascinating, invigorating and bamboozling country in the world, and everyone should endeavor to visit at least once. When you do go, watch out for these scams.