What's top of the backpacker bucket list? Featuring bungee jumps, North Korean nightclubs and eating snake hearts, here's our things to do before you die.
Need inspiration? Brain melting from travel research? Don't go through the hassle of planning - do an 'all-in-one' GapWrap and get the complete experience.
Why do gap year travellers spend their money, time and effort to volunteer when they can simply throw on their backpack and have a care-free experience?
I understand the argument that once you’ve spent a certain amount of time on the road, you’ll never be satisfied with two weeks Benidorm, but there are alternatives.
Volunteering is one of the most popular opportunities on a gap year, but the question is, long term volunteering or short term volunteering? Let the debate begin.
Gapyear.com speaks to Borneo conservation leader Leo Biddle to learn more about his journey to the jungles of Asia, the honest reality of wildlife conservation and the rewarding challenge of animal volunteering. Read this fascinating interview of the man aiming to change the volunteer industry.
What kind of animal volunteer projects can you do in Malaysia? What wildlife will you encounter? Malaysia is one of the jewels of South East Asia, full of dream-like scenery, rich cultural history and amazing travelling adventures. Whilst simply backpacking through the country can be fantastic, spending time working on a volunteer project can be an incredibly rewarding experience.
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.
How would you like to fall asleep in a hammock in the rainforest listening to monkeys and toucans, and help out on vital reforestation projects? Or nurse orphaned lion cubs in Kenya? In this guide you'll find out the different types of conservation opportunities that are available and what you can expect from a volunteer project.