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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.
Here are five of the world's best beaches, from Bondi Beach in Sydney to the jaw dropping Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays, about as close to Heaven as you'll get in this dimension.
Did you know you can go skiing in Japan? You can! And it's awesome! This guide has everything you need to know about taking advantage of the fine, tubular Asian powder.
You might not see yourself as an intrepid traveller, but working at a summer camp in the USA can be the perfect way to break away from home, make friends, and see the world.
These days access to free wi-fi is vital to any gap year. But it can come with a number of risks to your security. This infographic tells you how you can stay safe on free connections.
After weeks of punishing hikes, wicked whale-watching, and putting away endless delicious food, this backpacker has a few important lessons to impart about red hot Chile.
The Cook Islands is known for its amazing beaches, but it has so much more to offer a backpacker on their gap year. Discover the wonders of this beautiful archipelago.
After 14 years of school, A-Levels and University, Lawrence knew that he wanted to go on a gap year, and there are few better ways to spend it than scuba diving in Madagascar.
Iceland is an increasingly popular gap year destination, and for good reason. Here's a quick list of 7 things to do in Iceland that you'd be simply crazy to even consider missing.
This backpacker recently visited Alaska, and in this article tells us about his initial impressions of the beautiful scenery and fascinating wildlife. This is a place everyone should visit.
Your phone is your best friend on a gap year. Here's how to avoid breaking it, getting unexpected bills, keep it charged, keep yourself entertained, and a lot more.
An internship abroad is a great way to travel, see the world, experience a place, and return home with amazing experience on your CV to help you get your dream job.
You're 30 years old and scared it's too late to travel. You're wrong! Here's a firsthand account of why backpacking when you're 30 or older is the best thing you'll ever do.
If you thought the utter bewilderment of the dating game was unique to the UK, you may be comforted to learn our European neighbours also have to navigate a perilous path to love.
A completely nontraditional yet weirdly attractive gap year idea: the Isle of Mull is as far removed as the typical trip as possible, but if you want an original experience, this could be for you.
Easter isn't all about chocolate eggs. Travel the world and you'll find a whole range of delicious, religious, and downright strange Easter foods to sample.
This infographic is full of great advice regarding the best ways to avoid the dreaded jet lag on your travels. Make sure you follow each of the tips and you'll be just fine!
The Japanese are often known as a reserved people, but Vicki Holman saw an alternative, more gregarious side to them while she was living and working in the country as a teaching assistant.
Floating bedrooms and beach bungalows. Accommodation is a huge part of any trip, and Thailand offers some fun, quirky, and bizarre choices to rest your head for the night.
Your child has decided to go on a gap year, and now you can't stop worrying. What if they run out of money, what about stranger danger?! Well, believe it or not, there really is no need to worry.
Travelling the world is usually an eye-opening experiencing for many, but for Hannah Thompson it was the street children of Cambodia who stayed with her the most.