City Breaks Articles and Travel Advice
Colombia is one of the places to start your South American gap year; make sure you read Tej Parikh's article on where to go in Colombia to see what's hot.
Phuket is often over-looked as a gap year destination but that hasn't stopped Rob Kay. He's written about 5 things to do in Phuket to change your mind about the place.
Beijing is one of the best cities in the world, but it's even better if you embrace the Chinese culture. Sarah Abrahams tells us how it's possible to do just that.
Jordan is one of the most magnificent countries in the world and with Petra it boosts a Wonders of the World. Tej Parikh tells us his top 5 experiences in Jordan.
On your gap year you're going to come across some of the most amazing cities around the world. We thought we'd give you our top 5 cities so you know what you're in for.
Sara West is currently studying in Oulu, Finland. However, when she's not studying she's travelling, and she tells us about 5 things to do in Helsinki.
Laurie Rappeport has been exploring the mysticism of Kabbalah in the city of Safed, Israel, and goes into understanding the true meaning of Kabbalah.
From oases to El-Djem Lauren Razavi has been exploring the delights of Southern Tunisia and she tells us what the 5 things to do in Southern Tunisia are.
What's there to do in Israel? Lots according to Jessica. She's put together the top five things to do in Israel from seeing the Wailing Wall to eating falafel.
It's easy to get caught up in city life - it's fast-paced and hectic. But there's a way to chillax - all you have to do is see the green behind the gold.
Hong Kong is more than just a tourist hub. That's why Gemma Knight took to the streets to see what there was to see. Read about her 72 hours in Hong Kong.
San Francisco is a blur of exciting experiences. Katie Finn guides us through the city that gave the world hippies, gay pride and Otis Redding's best tune.
What can you do in a pricey metropolis? Experienced gapper and travel writer Francesca Harper has found us five free things to do in five of the world's most expensive cities.
It was while sitting in a sauna at 72 degrees, naked as the day I was born, sweating like Lee Evens after a two-hour gig at Wembley, that I really took to Budapest and its charm. After all, a city that encourages public nudity (albeit, in an enclosed environment) is a city that’s going to attract backpackers in their droves and backpacking in Budapest is as good as it gets.
Beijing - smoggy, golden, timeless city that it is - boasts a truly baffling array of historical sightseeing gems, from the Forbidden City to the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace to the Great Wall, each one iconic in its familiarity. Of course, no trip to this heaving cosmopolis is complete without visiting its most famous attractions - but don’t stop there.
Anyone with a guidebook and half a brain can work their way around the major attractions of a buzzing metropolis like Shanghai, left with a sense of having drifted through the city from one tourist-packed sight to the next, seeing the skyscrapers, the neon, the people, but never really getting under their skin. However, with a little insider knowledge it's easier than you might think.
For three weeks the population of Scotland's capital doubles and the city plays host to a vast number of cultural events and shows. Armed with only a camera, gapyear.com's webmaster Cormac Scanlan was dispatched to the Edinburgh Fringe to soak up and document as much arty, cultural festivalness as he could.
After having spent the best part of a year as a British girl living and studying in the vast land mass which is the United States, I found myself with a new appreciation of both the smallness of England, and the relative ease with which us Brits can leave our shores. Yes, we may moan about the weather constantly, but for comparatively little expense it is possible for us to travel to different climes.
You’d be mistaken to visit Australia and not stop in Cairns. It’s a fantastic base for exploring the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and the tremendous, towering trees and wildlife of the Tropical Rainforest. If you want to learn about one of the oldest cultures in the world, there’s quite a bit of Aboriginal heritage and history in the area too - you can even learn how to throw a spear or a boomerang.