Public transport is vital to any successful gap year, but some countries follow different rules to what you're used to. Here's a worldwide guide to public transport etiquette.
When US Highway 66 was completed in 1926, the minds behind it probably didn't realise that they had created a future novelty goldmine for avid roadtripper tourists.
A Brief Visual History of Travel: gapyear.com presents the epic journey of the human race, from the plains of Africa to the beckoning universe, and beyond.
If you’ve spent your life savings on flights to the other side of the world, chances are you’ll want to make the most of your travelling experience. Read this to find out how.
India is probably the most fascinating, invigorating and bamboozling country in the world, and everyone should endeavor to visit at least once. When you do go, watch out for these scams.
New Zealand is a country filled with glaciers and beaches, amazing cities, and striking national parks. This guide shows all the different ways New Zealand can be discovered.
From saving money to avoiding throngs of people to simply having a much more enjoyable journey, find out why this traveller will always opt for thumbing a ride over paying for one.
This article is jam-packed with brilliant and really useful advice on firstly how to get into Russia (not as easy as you might expect) and secondly on how to travel around the country once inside.
Vicky took a four-month trip around Europe visiting festivals and working her way across the continent. Here she shares her tips and tricks to help you do the same.
Knowing which visas to get for South East Asia can be very confusing. Our guys on the ground out there reveal exactly how to make the visa process as easy as possible.
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?
Here's what one of our favourite travel bloggers Hayley, aka Love Puffin, recommends to do on the east coast if you only have three weeks to explore Australia.
Hitchhiking is one of those activities that's associated with travelling. I mean, who hitchhikes in their own country? It's cheap way to travel, fun, and a great way to meet people, but it can be dangerous too. This is a comprehensive guide to hitchhiking, the do’s and don’ts, and how to get the most enjoyment out of it.
Just how long does it take to fly to places from the UK and also from destination to destination? This short guide has been put together to help UK outbound travellers with planning their trips and gap years. We hope you can find all the information you need in this handy little guide.
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.