Gap Years and Gapyear.com Articles and Travel Advice
We know one of the biggest worries of anyone wanting a gap year is how it'll affect their future career. Honestly, whichever way you look at it'll be positively, as Anna reveals.
Where do you want to go on your gap year? Struggling for ideas? That's why we’ve come up with 10 gap year destinations that you just have to see on your travels.
COO Cormac Scanlan says happy 15th birthday to gapyear.com and indulges in a little nostalgia, looking back over the 15 year history of the website.
We asked the question on the message boards "what are the things to do on a gap year?" and your response says it all. The short answer; a lot. See what you said.
Gap years are so popular that even a few super celebs have take one. Brendan Wan tells us what celebrities have donned their backpack and gone travelling.
We're always on the lookout for inspiring travel videos to get you in the mood for your gap year. That’s why we thought it'd be a good idea to show you top 5 travel videos.
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.
There are some parties that you just have to go to. That's why we've put together the top 5 celebrations around the world. The question is, how many will you do?
What is your travel horoscopes for 2013? Are you going to have the best year of your life and find that special someone or are you going to mix it and change it up?
If you're interested in travel blogging on the road then read how it's done from Barry. He's a travel blogger (obvs) and goes into the ins and outs of how it's done.
Creating the perfect blog post can take a bit of practice so we’ve put together some hints and tips based on what we’ve found makes a great post.
When you're planning your gap year, there'll always be someone who raises the question of "what will you do afterwards?" Well, you can make your gap year work for you.
If you've just signed up to the site, you're probably quite keen to dive into the deep end start posting. However, be careful, you might get shot down.
What can a gap year really do for you? Does it matter if a gap year doesn't boost your CV? At the end of the day, it's what the gappers think themselves.
So you know what a short gap is and you've decided that it's for you. Awesome! But what do you do now? How do you go about planning your short gap?
Want the gap year experience but only have a university break or work holiday window to play with? Sounds like it's time for you to take a short gap!
What's top of the backpacker bucket list? Featuring bungee jumps, North Korean nightclubs and eating snake hearts, here's our things to do before you die.
Hooray! You’ve found gapyear.com. That's obviously pretty exciting, but what does it actually mean? Who are we and what’s this site all about?
Need inspiration? Brain melting from travel research? Don't go through the hassle of planning - do an 'all-in-one' GapWrap and get the complete experience.
The history of the gap year is long and rich. Gap years have come along since they first started in the 1960s, but the question is, when did it all start?
Gap years come in many forms and guises. That's why we've put together our top 10 gap year ideas to inspire you to travel and see the world.
Volunteering is one of the most popular opportunities on a gap year, but the question is, long term volunteering or short term volunteering? Let the debate begin.
What is a gap year? A gap year is taking time out between life stages; it can be anywhere, for any length of time, doing anything you want to do!
Reading and travelling come hand-in-hand; that's why you're going to want to know about our top travel books. Each makes perfect reading on your gap year.
Gapyear.com has re-launched and the site looks awesome. But what are the cool new features and improvements? Take a look at why the new site rocks. Whether you're new to Gapyear or have been a member for ten years, we genuinely hope you're impressed and like the direction things are going for us.
Life is about a journey; from A to B. It involves decisions you take, the experiences you have on the way and the reflections you make on what you’ve achieved. Everyone’s gap year is a journey, from the first thought to the final sign off. And that’s why gapyear.com exists. We pick up from the first step, help with the decision, enhance the experience and hope that your reflection is sufficiently positive for you to pass the passion on.
Some of the gapyear.com girls where asked what it's like travelling as a female. They had a lot to say on the subject and gave their hints and tips. If you're female and about to go travelling on your own, then read this fantastic Q+A guide. It's packed full of information and it's not one to miss.
No matter if your parents are supportive, or unsupportive, or you are 14 or 45, everyone's relationships with their folks are going to be different. The only issue here is reassurance. They want to know that you're going to be all right and that what you're doing is a good thing. Apparently, nearly all parents fear they will never see their child again when they see them off at the airport.
Making your gap year environmentally friendly doesn't mean that you have to live in a tree house and eat roots. But with a little extra thought, your gap year can be rewarding and help save the planet. With environmental issues increasingly creeping into newspapers, politics and everyday life, how can the gap year traveller do their bit?