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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.

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A Moment of Life in Wartime Damascus

For the last three years Damascus, the ancient capital of Syria, has been at the centre of a tumultuous civil war. In this article we find out what life is like behind the lines.

The 11 Commandments of Travel

Backpackers: take note of these 11 commandments of travel. Failure to heed them will result in all manner of terrible afflications - mainly becoming a social outcast, which just won't do.

New York on a Backpacker Budget

If you want to visit New York, with just a little bit of planning and research you can find fun places to explore and activities that won’t have your wallet screaming for mercy.

Travel Mishaps: Finding the Positivity

No matter how intricate your plans, how overstocked your first aid kid, or how many passport stamps you have, sometimes backpacking doesn’t go to plan, but there is always a silver lining!

How to Travel Independently in Russia

This article is jam-packed with brilliant and really useful advice on firstly how to get into Russia (not as easy as you might expect) and secondly on how to travel around the country once inside.

Twitter Reactions to A-Level Results 2014

A-level results day was never going to go unnoticed by the Twittersphere and it's opinionated users. Here is a round up of the most hilarious and absolutely ludicrous tweets from the day.

Gap Years For Ages 16, 17 and 18

Planning a gap year at sixteen or seventeen may not be easy, but that doesn't mean it's impossible! Here is a guide on how under 18's can deal with age restrictions and travel the world.

My Little Red Book of Freedom

My British passport is ragged, dog-eared and plastered with stamps, and the photo of me causes hilarity whenever it's viewed. But it is also my key to the world, my freedom.

Discovering the Offbeat Side of Japan

Japan: home of the samurai, anime, the bullet train and… that’s all, right? Wrong. This awesome country has so much to offer, from crazy sumo bouts to unbelievably tasty grub.

Places to Hot Air Balloon on Your Gap Year

With the annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta fast approaching we've been looking at the most epic locations around the world to take a hot air balloon ride on your gap year.

Backpacking Europe on a Shoestring

Many backpackers are put off travelling around Europe on their gap year because of exorbitant price tags, but some of the best cities are actually easy to explore on a budget.

What to expect at the Fringe Fest 2014

A guide on who to see and what to do at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With more performances than ever before, the world's largest arts festival will not disappoint.

8 Awesome Travel Apps for 2014

An update on some of the best travel apps every backpacker needs for their gap year. From sunscreen alarms to personal assistants, smart-phone applications have got you covered.

How My Gap Year Changed My Life

Tom Smith took his first gap year five years ago and has never looked back. Here he tells us how his experiences have shaped his life and why travelling is such an incredible thing to do.

8 Things to Know About the 2014 Tour De France

Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali takes home the glory after winning the Tour De France 2014. Now that it's all over, we've looked back at 8 things you should know about this year's event.

How Will You Manage Your Travel Money?

When you’re travelling it really does pay to be savvy with your money, and Cash Passport, a prepaid card with no links to your actual bank account, is a great way to start.

Walk on the Wild Side in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is famous for its extraordinary diversity of wildlife and mind-boggling scenery, and as such is one of the best places in the world to experience the great outdoors.

My Week at a Moroccan Surf Retreat

Rebecca went to Morocco to spend a week at a surf camp. It sounds pretty awesome, and definitely a holiday with a difference! Have a read and see if you fancy it too.

10 Best Breakfasts From Around the World

Top gapper Sarah has travelled the world searching for an international breakfast worth waking up for. Here are her top 10 morning bites from around the world.

How to Squeeze in a Holiday

Whether its work commitments or you’re saving up for something big, taking a holiday isn't always easy. But, it can be done! Here's all you need to know about taking a short break.

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