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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.

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69 Ways to Get Sex on Your Gap Year

Ella's compiled the best advice from our message boards on how to get some sex when you're on your gap year. Go for it, enjoy yourself, but stay safe and say no, if you want.

Backpackers Guide to Glasgow

As a third year Glasgow university student Rebecca knows a thing or two about food, drink and having fun in Glasgow. Here's where she shares her years of research...

The Camp Counsellor Survival Guide

As the season of camp sing-songs and lake swims approaches, Rebecca Root provides some top tips on how to survive the summer as a camp counsellor.

The Best Route Around Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos

Saunders and Ollie are showing us what it's really like to go backpacking for the first time. Here they are planning their route through Indochina - any suggestions for them?

How to Have a Week of Adventure on the Gold Coast

We visited the Gold Coast in search of fun and adventure on the water, in the rainforest and up in the sky. Here's the proof we found it, and some koalas and kangaroos too.

How to Be a Camp Counselor in 10 Easy Steps

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...

How to Find a Responsible Volunteering Project

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...

How to Use the Message Boards

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.

Planning a Round the World Trip

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.

How to Plan a Short Gap Year

So you know what a short gap year 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 year?

How to Be a Travel Writer

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.

The Gapyear.com Guide to Social Network Conduct

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?

The Gapyear.com Guide to Getting a Job after Travelling

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.

The Gapyear.com Guide to Choosing a Volunteer Placement

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.

Visa Information for Australia and Asia

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

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.

Packing List

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.

The Gapyear.com Guide to Fire Safety in Hostels

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?

Tamara Sheward's Guide to South East Asia

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

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.

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