Overland Tours Articles and Travel Advice
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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?
10 months, 41 countries, 30,000 miles and they're still going on the meter. One Guinness World Record has already been broken and maybe another is on its way. With Sydney in sight there are even talks of continuing the journey long into 2012. We caught up with Paul Archer and the boys to see what they've been up to on their gap year.
If you're looking for an adventure this summer, an InterRail ticket could be just what you need. Having spent two summers InterRailing round France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain, I can reliably inform you that InterRailing is cool. Here's my guide to InterRailing packed with all the information you need to know.
So you're longing to see a real-life lion and tread in the footsteps of Livingstone, but the funds don't quite stretch to a two-grand-a-day safari. Don't worry, there is another way - overlanding. Every year hundreds of trucks ply the African continent (and beyond) carrying groups of up to 20 overlanders on an adventure they're unlikely to forget.
Every now and then we hear of a fundraising event that really makes us at gapyear.com stand up and take note. This is one such event - ambitious fundraisers Ants and Jo are planning to travel over 10,000 miles on three wheels in a pink tuk-tuk - all in aid of mental health charity Mind.
I did my overland trip over an 11 week period from February to April 2004, travelling from Kenya through Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before reaching South Africa and Cape Town. It was one of the most amazing periods of my life and I would recommend to anyone to take an overland tour.