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 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.
It can be easy to overlook Armenia on your gap year, but Ben Allen is convinced that this tiny, landlocked nation has everything a traveller could want, and maybe a whole lot more.
The Africa Cup of Nations 2015 has started, offering a display of the world's most colourful football fans, and reminding everyone of the good things Africa has to offer.
This backpacker spent three months of her gap year in South Africa, working with rhinos at a national park called Lapalala, and in this article she tells us about her experiences.
Sandboarding, for the uninitiated, takes two forms. You can either stand strapped to a snowboard, or lie on a piece of plywood and go down head first. Either are amazing fun.
Vietnam is known for the stunning Ha Long Bay and Sapa Mountains, but Tom Garrett decided to discover the unsettling reminders left behind from the Vietnam War.
Harbin Snow & Ice Festival in China celebrates all things winter, with giant ice castles, frozen sculptures, and more Christmas lights than Oxford Street. We rounded up the best Instagram photos.
Sumatra’s Gunung Leuser National Park is home to some of the most amazing wildlife in the world, including wild orangutans. Read about trekking through this fascinating place.
That rush at the bottom of your stomach, the one you only get when you do something that defies your instincts, is addictive. New Zealand is the best country to feed that addiction.
On an incredible gap year to South Africa, James Cook worked as Conservation Game Ranger to get closer to the action and the wildlife of the South African outback.
Believe it or not, we spend quite a bit of time at gapyear.com dreaming about travel and planning adventures. Check out where we're going in 2015 for your own inspiration.
Vietnam is a popular gap year destination, and no visitor should miss out on Ha Long Bay, an area so beautiful that it's widely considered the eighth natural wonder of the world.
A physics student from northern Iran has captured the world’s attention with his extraordinary photographs revealing the inner beauty of his country's mosques.
This graduate with over 20k worth of debt is wondering if she is being naive to think she can just run for the hills and travel the world, but then, what's life all about anyway?
The world is packed with fascinating museums, but few are more stimulating than the Iceland Penis Museum, an institution home to almost 300 specimens of dong.
Deciding to go on a gap year is easy, but saving for one is a bit more difficult. Never fear though, just follow this handy guide and you'll be booking your RTW ticket in no time!