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.
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.
Faye Stickings recently spent three months volunteering with AIDS orphans in Ghana. Read about her heartwarming experiences and find out how you can do the same...
When she travelled to Greenland to study bumblebees, Rosie Wilson didn't just fall in love with them, but also the beautiful, forbidding landscapes of the Arctic they call home.
Seeing a total solar eclipse can be a once in a lifetime event, but for many it was a cause of fear. Here are some of the direst superstitions ever believed about them.
La Mercè festival is the biggest party in Barcelona, and here's a complete guide to make sure you don't miss anything this incredible festival has to offer.
It's not always easy following your travel dreams in the modern world, but Caitlin Graaf found the answer to all her worries in wine - and not at the bottom of a bottle.
South Korea is often overlooked on an Asian itinerary, which is a terrible mistake. It's a haven of TEFL teaching, technology, friendly faces, and weirdly delicious cuisine.
Mexico's Day of the Dead is like a Halloween celebration with added colour, respect, and peace, the country transforming into a shrine for the living and the dead.
Rebecca Welsh thought she might be too young to volunteer to build classrooms in Thailand, but she did it anyway. She found that the experience changed her perspective on life.
We love travel books, but apparently not everyone does. We've collected some of the strangest, angriest, weirdest Amazon reviews of the best travel books for your pleasure.
A story about trying to find the world's smallest drawbridge during a tropical storm in Bermuda - as you do. How did Christina get on? Did she make it? Click through to find out...
From the dawn of adventure through to the present day, women have played a vital role in our discovery of the world. Here are some of the most badass female travellers.
Kate Scott travelled to Cambodia expecting to find a nation of poor people in shacks. By working as a teacher there she soon found that there's a lot more to this country.
Public transport is vital to any successful gap year, but some countries follow different rules to what you're used to. Here's a worldwide guide to public transport etiquette.
Canada is king when it comes to snow and skiing, but there's a whole bunch of other fantastic reasons you should visit, whether it's sunny out or snowing like crazy.
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.