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?
Tom Lee travelled to Libya in September 2011 during the Libyian civil war. With no training or plan, Tom launched his career as a war journalist uniquely.
After years of deliberation and millions of votes, the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’ have been revealed. The question is, what's your favourite?
Going back to your roots has always been powerful draw for travellers. Experiencing first-hand the place your parents or grandparents came from or went to is an increasingly common part of a gap year. Welshman Graham Barrett had long heard tales of the area of Patagonia settled by Welsh emigrants so when Graham set off on a South American tour, a search for a little piece of Wales was part of the plan.
The Inca Trail is undoubtedly high up on many people's "to do" lists, ranking among one of the best things to experience before you die. Alluring though it may be, it's easy to see how the conflicting mass of information on how best to go about your Inca experience can prevent people from taking up the challenge. This need not be the case.