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Whether you want a guide to cool things to do in Australia, how to make money on your gap year or celebrations around the world, we like to cover whatever we feel like on a particular day. There’s no sense to our scrawlings, except for the fact they’re all written with care, love and with the sole aim to get you travelling.
We like to ask ourselves questions, doesn’t everyone? Such quandaries as what can a gap year really do for you? What is a round the world ticket? And what exactlyis a gap year?
Remember people, knowledge is power.
Secret Diary of a Camp Counselor author Lucy Harper gives us the lowdown. She reckons it's one of the best things you can do with your long university summers...
Choosing a volunteering placement is a job in itself - not all volunteering companies have the scruples and integrity you'd expect. Check out this list for what to look out for...
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.
The easy part is deciding you want to go travelling. The hard part is planning your round the world trip. There's so much information - that's why we're here.
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?
It's really easy to write an awesome travel article. Here are 10 top tips to get the best out of your content, including some classic pitfalls to avoid.
Using the gapyear.com social network is brilliant, but when does content cross a line? When does debate get deleted? And when will swearing get censored?
Finding a graduate job after you return from a gap year can be tough. You’ve been off the grid and now there’s a big gaping hole in your CV. In fact, getting back into employment can be the most difficult and frustrating part of adjusting to life back home. But there’s no need to despair; even if you didn’t set off backpacking with the intention of beefing up your CV, you will have done and you can use that to help you get a job.
Looking for volunteer placements is exciting, but don't get carried away and eagerly sign up for the first project that looks like your dream experience! There are many mistakes you can make when approaching volunteering, so gapyear.com has put together this guide to help you avoid them.
If you're about to take a gap year to Australia or Asia then you're going to want to know about visas, which is why we've put together this information.
Malaria prevention is extremely important and it's vital to protect yourself against malaria when travelling to certain parts of the world on your gap year.
A packing list will help you remember the forgettable. Print off this packing list and make sure you've got everything you need for you gap year.
It's 3am. You're sleeping off the beers and hostel party. Suddenly you're woken by terrifying screams, panic, flames. Would you know what to do in a fire?
Drop all preconceptions (not to mention hang-ups) you may have when getting ready for a trip to the sprawling, steaming asylum that is South East Asia. Simply be ready for a good time, a muggy time and a weird time. Oh, and when an entire village starts pointing and yelling 'Farang!' ('Foreigner!') at you, don't take it personally. Not everybody gets out as much as you do.
How to meet people while travelling may seem like a daunting prospect, but it shouldn't be. You're going to meet loads of people on your gap year.
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.
How to pack your backpack is an art and it's what backpacking is all about. Here's some hints and tips on packing your backpack for your gap year.
The most important thing to realise is that the weight is not borne on your back. Your hips and shoulders should be doing the work. If it is a bit of a heavy bugger, and trust me, it will be in the end, never ever ever ever ever ever pick it up with a bent back. So, how do you do it?
You're a backpacker, therefore it is your job to put a 'pack' on your 'back'. It's essential that you get a good one. If you're on a long trip, or have never had a backpack before, why not get a new one? Our 'Travel Kit' section is a good place to start if you're looking for a new backpack, but you're gonig to need to know which one to get first.