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.
This backpacker expected to see temples, mountain scenery and wacky inventions galore in Japan. Instead she found Santa, fairy lights, and Christmas trees.
Christmas isn't all Santa and reindeer and rampant consumerism. Here's our guide to weird, wonderful, and wacky Christmas traditions as practiced all over the world.
A gap year just wouldn't be complete without throwing in a few death defying excursions to make it that much more memorable. Here is a list of the most outrageous activities around the world.
This infographic will turn you from bewildered rabbits in the headlights to magnificent vagabonders inspiring hushed noises of awe in every dorm room you enter. Probably.
New Zealand is a country filled with glaciers and beaches, amazing cities, and striking national parks. This guide shows all the different ways New Zealand can be discovered.
It's Christmas Jumper Day! All over the world people are being loud and proud about their most colourful abominations. We rounded up the best (and worst) Twitter had to offer.
It's not always easy to know what to buy for a travel enthusiast. Follow our ultimate Christmas travel gift guide and you're guaranteed to get them something they'll love.
Many associate the Indonesian island of Bali simply with sun, sand and parties, but look beyond the tourist facade and you'll see a darker side, particularly in the form of stray dogs...
For all the shutterbugs out there, this article is bursting at the seams with photography inspiration around the world, from the rainforests of Australia to the sky-scraping cities of the USA.
Our Pete, the lucky devil, recently joined the Snoworks Gap Instructor course in the amazing Tignes, France, and reports back here to let us know how he got on.
For every one of the amazing, never-gonna-forget characters you meet while travelling, there’s a few that fit a different profile. These 11 personalities crop up on almost every trip...
If you are thinking of living abroad for a while it can be one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences of your life. Follow these seven steps to get settled in for your first week.
A trip to Israel might not seem appealing if you're an atheist. Here's how to enjoy the Holy Land even if you have no interest at all in religious sites and relics.
We caught up with Ali Clabburn, the founder of the car-sharing service liftshare.com, and he spoke to us about his inspiration behind the idea and how backpackers can use it to save cash!
If you're unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end from a kiss of a dengue-fever-ridden mosquito, you're in for a rough ride. Here's what to expect and how to deal with it.
The hysterical phenomenon of Black Friday has arrived in the UK, and Twitter has been on hand to criticise the complete and utter madness of this discount Doomsday.
Make the most of the colder months by experiencing something incredible. See the Northern Lights in Alaska, hike mighty glaciers in New Zealand, or work a ski season in Canada.
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.
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.
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.