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.
Sawatdi! (That’s how you say ‘hello’ in Thailand) For more helpful Thai phrases check out the latest video from our live gap year vloggers Saunders and Ollie.
After a chance meeting with a friend Sarah ended up teaching English to the women of Chiang Mai behind bars. And the women were nothing like you'd imagine.
Gapyear.com just got a major redesign and rebrand. Cormac takes us through the behind the scenes journey, and provides insight into the exciting new developments.
Our live gap year vloggers Saunders and Ollie are back, this time with really good advice on how to manage those all-important finances when you’re abroad.
In their latest video Saunders and Ollie walk - or, stamp - us through their top five things to pack for travelling. Every backpacker needs these items before leaving.
The gapyear.com community Tweeted in their questions for Saunders and Ollie and they answered. Although, Ollie wasn't too keen on the hostel sex one by the looks.
Knowing which visas to get for South East Asia can be very confusing. Our guys on the ground out there reveal exactly how to make the visa process as easy as possible.
Venture away from the bustle of Bangkok, and the lure of the beaches in the south and you can find culture and excitement in Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai.
Ollie and Saunders reveal what jabs they had for their big trip along the Indochina route, and which ones they decided they were tough enough to skip.
Saunders and Ollie are showing us what it's really like to go backpacking for the first time. Here they are planning their route through Indochina - any suggestions for them?
Stephanie attended a traditional Navajo ceremony believed to cleanse her and help her journey back to the first state of life - where Navajos believe we grow from again.
Casinos, breakfast buffets, pool parties and OTT hotels, how will you see it all? All with this backpacker's guide to one of the craziest cities in the world, that's how.
We visited the Gold Coast in search of fun and adventure on the water, in the rainforest and up in the sky. Here's the proof we found it, and some koalas and kangaroos too.
Ellis thought she was going snorkelling with turtles with the Watersports Guru. Turns out a whole host of other creatures decided to join them in the water.
John went to photograph the beautiful Antelope Canyon but, call us dirty-minded, we couldn't help but see a few rude outlines and shapes in his pics. Or is it just us?
Travelling around the USA can take its toll on your budget, here are some cheap and mostly free things to do in San Francisco to keep you busy.
Matt has been with Tucan Travel since 1997 and in that time of working on tours around South America has seen more than many could hope to in a lifetime.
Camping at Oktoberfest is a great way to keep the costs down. Caitlin reveals what it's really like and how you can get the best deal on food, drink and sleep.
Just a little neighbourhood in Brooklyn, New York, Williamsburg is one of the most hipster places in the world right now. This is what to do there.
The Kazantip Festival in the Ukraine is two weeks of crazy partying, extreme sports, fun, love, freedom and relaxation. If you haven't heard of it before, check out these facts.