Gap Year Travel Articles
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. Gapyear.com has 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.
The Waitomo Caves in New Zealand are filled with glowworms, action, adventure, and for a few hours every day, crazy backpackers traversing the terrain and climbing waterfalls.
Here's what one of our favourite travel bloggers Hayley, aka Love Puffin, recommends to do on the east coast if you only have three weeks to explore Australia.
A master class in showing how finding the fine detail of a destination can bring it blazing to life so much more effectively than snapping the more obvious touristy sites.
We went to the land of Lord of the Rings and Bilbo Baggins in New Zealand. From Hobbit holes to scissor kicks, to boozing at the Green Dragon it was awesome.
Gapyear.com travelled around the North Island to check out the Kiwi Experience. Here's what you can expect if you ride the legendary hop on hop off bus.
These unbelievably stunning photos are the work of Karim Nafatni, a commercial airline pilot based in Dubai. Many shots are taken from the cockpit itself.
Skydiving in New Zealand tops a whole lot of bucket lists. Our Vicky did one from the highest height possible over Lake Taupo, this is what it felt like, complete with video...
Gold Coast competition winner Sean Barry spoke to Billie Edwards who heads up the Jellurgal Aboriginal Centre, to find out what boomerangs were really used for.
Ansel Adams was one of the greatest black and white landscape photographers of our time; here we highlight the most beautiful work of his extensive career.
Most tourists associate the UK with London only, and while the Big Smoke is the best city in the world, the heart and soul of this country lies in the villages.
Have you ever thought about volunteering in Sri Lanka? Becky Khalil did it and learned she had more skills in her volunteering repertoire than she ever realised.
Becky Khalil survived on less than $200 for a week in Sydney. She reveals how to live for free in one of the world's most expensive cities, and have a great time doing it.
Brazil is the place to be this summer with the World Cup due to begin on the 12th June, but what is there to do when the ball stops rolling?
Sapporo Snow Festival is literally the coolest event in Japan: the city is transformed into a winter wonderland dominated by magnificent snow and ice sculptures.
Following a fortnight’s adventure uncovering the gems of the Himalayas, Tej Parikh outlines an alternative itinerary for the curious, cultured and intrepid backpacker
Learn to budget like a travel blogger and maybe one day you'll get to travel as much as they do too. Read on for the tried and tested expert's advice...
Eating, drinking, looking cool and using toilet paper – there are ways to make these things cheaper. Use Vicky’s top tips, and you’ll be on your gap year in no time.
Ready for your mind to be blown? Excellent! This collection of the 50 most utterly unmissable, incredibly awesome gap year articles should do the trick.
From a coastline drenched in stars to a fiery pit of doom, the world we live in has some amazing sights to see. You should strongly consider these locations for your gap year.
We hear a lot from people who have been travelling and returned with advice and stories, but in this article we see the flip side: thoughts and concerns from a pre-gapper.