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Which nationality is the most annoying?Last post: April 1st 2015 at 02:14 pm by swanny123
Living costs in ThailandLast post: April 1st 2015 at 01:56 pm by Dave
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) - does anyone have experience with them?Last post: April 1st 2015 at 10:05 am by Ben_Brown_IVHQ
Volunteering in AsiaLast post: March 31st 2015 at 05:57 pm by James Clark
Central American Road TripLast post: March 31st 2015 at 03:18 pm by georgealejandro
How often do you use Facebook a day?Last post: March 30th 2015 at 11:38 pm by ambermarie
What scares you most when you're travelling?Last post: March 30th 2015 at 11:22 pm by ambermarie
Flight booked for November to Bangkok 2015Last post: March 30th 2015 at 09:36 am by James Clark
How do you make friends while you’re travelling?Last post: March 30th 2015 at 05:51 am by Cleo
RTW- where to go and what to do?!Last post: March 30th 2015 at 05:47 am by Cleo
Any advice on using Workaway.info ?Last post: March 29th 2015 at 03:44 pm by Vicky
Any cheap volunteer project in Africa?Last post: March 28th 2015 at 08:44 am by Flamenco
Ski & VolunteerLast post: March 28th 2015 at 08:36 am by Flamenco
Accommodation SavannahLast post: March 27th 2015 at 06:39 am by Heathergalpin
I want to learn Chinese, am I friggin insane?Last post: March 26th 2015 at 08:00 am by fridolph
Reykjavik to Capetown Overland trip via west & central AfricaLast post: March 26th 2015 at 03:10 am by gazza171
Cebu – any unique ideas for what to do?Last post: March 25th 2015 at 06:26 am by Vicky
What's Your Number 1 Travel Experience? Last post: March 25th 2015 at 06:22 am by Vicky
Introduction / Need to get the ball rollingLast post: March 25th 2015 at 06:21 am by Vicky

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Living costs in ThailandPosted on: March 30th 2015 at 11:47 pm by ambermarie
Flight booked for November to Bangkok 2015Posted on: March 30th 2015 at 09:36 am by James Clark
Which nationality is the most annoying?Posted on: March 30th 2015 at 05:40 am by Cleo
What scares you most when you're travelling?Posted on: March 29th 2015 at 03:52 pm by Vicky
Volunteering in AsiaPosted on: March 28th 2015 at 12:32 pm by James Clark
Ski & VolunteerPosted on: March 28th 2015 at 08:36 am by Flamenco
Accommodation SavannahPosted on: March 27th 2015 at 06:39 am by Heathergalpin
Reykjavik to Capetown Overland trip via west & central AfricaPosted on: March 26th 2015 at 03:10 am by gazza171
Sailing Adventure in central America!Posted on: March 24th 2015 at 12:00 am by Moet
Spain April 10-20 2015Posted on: March 23rd 2015 at 05:24 pm by AlyssaMcculloch
The Official Gapyear Instagram thread!Posted on: March 23rd 2015 at 09:43 am by Dave
Invitation for sharing your experiences Posted on: March 22nd 2015 at 02:21 pm by Kirsten Bedner
Fundraising T-shirt!!!Posted on: March 22nd 2015 at 06:53 am by yammy0115
AUSTRALIAPosted on: March 21st 2015 at 08:09 pm by lufcibbo
Gap year / travelling Posted on: March 20th 2015 at 03:49 pm by JodieCClarke
Fundraising for volunteering!Posted on: March 20th 2015 at 01:24 pm by yammy0115
Help! Need a travel partner Posted on: March 19th 2015 at 06:22 pm by m_jones
Helpppp!Posted on: March 19th 2015 at 12:45 am by Jackie.bgarcia
Help!!! Travel 2017!!!Posted on: March 19th 2015 at 12:12 am by India Kirk
Travel buddy Manchester to AustraliaPosted on: March 18th 2015 at 03:56 pm by Georgiec_92

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Gap Year 2015-2016 Posted on: March 31st 2015 at 01:15 am by sara97
Australia December 2015/January 2016Posted on: March 27th 2015 at 09:10 pm by Lauren_12
Interailing 2015!Posted on: March 31st 2015 at 08:23 pm by rw13g14
Europe travelPosted on: April 1st 2015 at 08:13 pm by Oliver Andrews
Australia January 2016Posted on: April 1st 2015 at 02:56 pm by Kate Protheroe
Italy - July 2015Posted on: April 1st 2015 at 06:48 pm by _paulina
south east Asia travel buddyPosted on: January 4th 2015 at 04:18 pm by snaily1698
Australia flying / travel buddy July 2015Posted on: February 10th 2015 at 05:42 pm by Natcho
Gap Year After A-levels (2015-2016)Posted on: December 30th 2014 at 08:59 pm by Abbieeee
Travel mates for 2016 in Australia?Posted on: January 30th 2015 at 11:02 pm by Brianna Paton
Looking for travel buddies who are up for a backpacking adventure!Posted on: April 1st 2015 at 03:05 am by vannybabe
Gap Year 2016 :)Posted on: March 31st 2015 at 10:08 pm by georgealejandro
2015 summer europe interrailing!!Posted on: January 27th 2015 at 12:19 pm by jessica-anne
Interrailing In Europe Summer 2015Posted on: March 4th 2015 at 08:38 am by kenzayleewilder
Central America Gap Year 2016!!Posted on: March 31st 2015 at 03:30 pm by georgealejandro
SE Asia/Australia 2016 Posted on: February 9th 2015 at 04:09 pm by Gina1066
Gap buddy 2016!Posted on: March 27th 2015 at 10:12 pm by em_vdw
AUSTRALIA Posted on: March 25th 2015 at 11:59 am by Olivia Trowbridge
Asia/Australia/New Zealand late 2015 :)Posted on: March 22nd 2015 at 04:30 pm by kirstieeeee
Australia June 2015Posted on: March 29th 2015 at 04:30 pm by drury1990

Planning Your Trip

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Insurance & Visas

Insurance & Visas

Not too sure what travel insurance to get? Chat about it with gappers in our travel insurance forum.

375 1310 Which Travel Insurance?
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Wed 19th Nov 2014, 08:59 PM
Money and Fundraising

Money and Fundraising

If you want to talk about travel money, finances and how to save for your gap year then this is the forum for you.

1162 6922 Fundraising T-shirt!!!
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Sun 22nd Mar 2015, 06:53 AM
Heath and Safety

Heath and Safety

We're not exactly a travel health centre but feel free to swap stories (not crabs) in this forum.

181 1277 How worried are you about Malaria on a scale of 1-10?
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Tue 25th Nov 2014, 03:20 AM
Flights and Routes

Flights and Routes

Need advice on the best RTW route via Timbuktu? The best overland path from Skegness to Sydney? This is the place for you.

4 16 Very useful journey planner - Rome2Rio
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Mon 12th Jan 2015, 08:16 AM
Booking and Buying Travel

Booking and Buying Travel

Booking and buying travel can be a bit of a minefield: use this forum to get tips on the best deals, who to book with and when.

9 25 Africa
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Sat 14th Mar 2015, 07:50 PM
Preparing to Travel

Preparing to Travel

Want to be properly prepared for your gap year? Then make sure you chat to others about your plans!

48 201 Help!!! Travel 2017!!!
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Thu 19th Mar 2015, 01:20 PM
Inspiration and Ideas

Inspiration and Ideas

What is the maddest, coolest, most brilliant gap year idea out there? Let us know and we'll nick it.

395 2016 What’s the Craziest Thing in Japan?
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Wed 25th Mar 2015, 04:16 AM
Travel Kit and Gadgets

Travel Kit and Gadgets

Which backpack, medical kit or shoes should you take on your gap year? Let us know what you think in our travel kit forum.

1302 6828 Walking Shoes or Trainers?
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Tue 3rd Feb 2015, 10:23 AM
Questions about Trip Planning

Questions about Trip Planning

If you have any questions about planning the trip of your lifetime, don't keep them to yourself: no query is too big or too small.

10 29 Europe summer 2015
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Thu 26th Feb 2015, 02:01 AM

On the Road

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Advice on Making Friends

Advice on Making Friends

As Michael Jackson once ruminated, you are not alone. Making friends is a daunting part of travelling but also incredibly rewarding.

8 67 How do you make friends while you’re travelling?
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Mon 30th Mar 2015, 05:51 AM
Staying in Touch with Home

Staying in Touch with Home

Don't neglect her Mumness, and don't forget about your friends either - you're going to need people to boast to when you return.

7 88 Leaving your brothers and sisters...
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Thu 22nd Jan 2015, 08:32 AM
Writing About Your Travels

Writing About Your Travels

Fancy yourself as a travel writer? Let us know at editor@gapyear.com and we'll see if we can publish it online.

35 129 Asia Travel Blog (Currently in India)
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Sat 14th Feb 2015, 04:48 PM
Getting from A - B

Getting from A - B

Get advice and information on getting around. Help other gappers out by giving them one or two tips for the road.

62 233 Money queries, Asia
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Wed 11th Feb 2015, 12:45 PM
Hostels and Accommodation

Hostels and Accommodation

This forum is for your general chat about accommodation and hostels so share your advice and info.

70 234 Hotel Room Sharing Student Survey
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Wed 11th Feb 2015, 12:36 PM
Travel Diaries

Travel Diaries

They say the camera never lies, but it also doesn't tell the whole story. Far from it. The moral? Don't just rely on photos for memories.

832 930 Tori Oram: Update
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Sat 5th Apr 2014, 07:04 PM
Tell Everyone What You’re Doing

Tell Everyone What You’re Doing

Make us all jealous and tell us what you're up to right now and where you are. Gaptivities only please!

75 170 Travelling is the best decision i ever made.
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Thu 22nd Jan 2015, 07:37 AM
Emergencies: Help Me!

Emergencies: Help Me!

Fallen off the Trans Siberian Express? Passport eaten by a komodo dragon? Had all clothes stolen in internet cafe? We're here, talk to us.

2 26 What’s been your biggest emergency?
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Tue 13th Jan 2015, 04:51 PM
Advice on Returning Home

Advice on Returning Home

Ah, the topic whose name must not be mentioned. But this is as much a part of travelling as the pre-planning stages, take our word for it.

6 98 Fears about returning home to unemployment
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Sun 13th Jul 2014, 03:53 PM

Types of Travel

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Independent and Backpacking

Independent and Backpacking

Our general travel forum is for your generic travel chats. If it's to do with gap years then it belongs here.

3876 33519 Which nationality is the most annoying?
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Wed 1st Apr 2015, 02:14 PM
InterRailing in Europe

InterRailing in Europe

Planning on InterRailing across Europe and want some advice, tips and info? Get chatting in our InterRailing forum.

180 519 Opinions and Advice on Route please
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Mon 29th Dec 2014, 08:34 AM
Overland Tours

Overland Tours

Meet and chat to others who have been on an overlanding tour or are considering one in our overlanding forum.

98 243 Reykjavik to Capetown Overland trip via west & central Africa
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Thu 26th Mar 2015, 03:10 AM
Round the World

Round the World

Our round the world travel forum is the place to discuss anything and everything related to round the world trips.

5992 35012 RTW- where to go and what to do?!
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Mon 30th Mar 2015, 05:47 AM
Studying Overseas

Studying Overseas

If you want some more advice and information on studying overseas then post it here in our study overseas forum.

18 51 Fancy a gap year with a difference? Study at a private American High School!
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Fri 13th Dec 2013, 11:19 AM
General Transport

General Transport

Trains, planes, automobiles and everything in between: this is where you can find out everything about any kind of transport.

3 7 Europe in a Motorhome?
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Tue 10th Feb 2015, 04:08 PM
Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel

Meet and chat to others who are thinking about getting involved in outdoor activities in our outdoors forum.

5 7 Overland Africa Trip, How Old are the Travellers?
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Fri 23rd Jan 2015, 03:42 PM

Types of Traveller

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
16-19 Year Olds

16-19 Year Olds

This is the place to talk about your A-level results and seek clearing advice. We usually tell you to take a gap year.

14 114 Gap year starting September 2015 - Anyone want to come ?
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Sun 28th Dec 2014, 03:11 PM
About to Leave

About to Leave

Wherever you're heading on your gap year, chances are loads of other gappers are about to go too!

615 3583 Travel motivation
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Wed 10th Dec 2014, 03:12 PM
Girl Talk

Girl Talk

If you want to chat about whether you should pack your hair straighteners or not then ask the question in our female travel forum.

1136 15595 depo provera injection in Greece
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Thu 19th Feb 2015, 10:05 PM
Bloke Chat

Bloke Chat

Wheeyyy, lads lads lads! Girls. Football. Girls. Beer. Sex. Farts. Girls. Bear Grylls. Protein shakes. Football. Girls. BANTER.

237 10365 Thinking about leaving my girlfriend
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Tue 10th Dec 2013, 03:44 AM
Newbie Travellers

Newbie Travellers

About to take the leap of faith for the first time? Congrats, you've just found the best forum on the internet! Talk, talk, and talk some more.

5 21 First time travelling
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Fri 20th Mar 2015, 10:53 AM
Returned Travellers

Returned Travellers

You're home, you're confident, you're worldly, you're full of wisdom, you've literally got the T-shirts - now share everything you've learnt!

1513 1661 Gap year travellers! Please participate in my survey :)
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Sat 21st Feb 2015, 08:43 PM
Sabaticals and Career Breakers

Sabaticals and Career Breakers

If you're taking a career gap year then meet, chat and swap ideas with like-minded people in our careergappers forum.

495 2796 Is 33 too old to take a career break to go travelling?
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Wed 25th Mar 2015, 06:17 AM
Solo Travellers

Solo Travellers

Lone wolves, welcome. This is a place to talk about anything and everything about solo travel - or winging it, as it's better known.

3 13 Solo travelling without a plan!
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Thu 17th Nov 2011, 04:55 AM
Veteran Travellers

Veteran Travellers

A place to talk to the travelling pros: the guys who've been everywhere and done everything: they'll be able to answer anything.

2 49 North Korea Second Passport
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Tue 8th May 2012, 08:42 AM

Volunteer and Eco Travel

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
An Introduction to Volunteering

An Introduction to Volunteering

For your generic questions about volunteering then post it in our volunteer forum for advice and information.

786 2673 International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) - does anyone have experience with them?
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Wed 1st Apr 2015, 10:05 AM
Animals

Animals

If you want to volunteer with animals then get some advice and information in our animals forum.

165 682 Any cheap volunteer project in Africa?
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Sat 28th Mar 2015, 08:44 AM
Childcare and Carework

Childcare and Carework

Fancy getting paid with the chance to travel and study too? Then chat about working with children abroad.

76 247 General Au Pair Advice
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Wed 16th Oct 2013, 02:11 PM
Community Projects

Community Projects

If you want to volunteer on a community project then get some advice and information in our community projects forum.

108 239 Looking for a travel buddy for Tz 2015
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Thu 13th Nov 2014, 09:07 AM
Conservation Projects

Conservation Projects

Volunteering on a conservation project is a popular gap year activity so get chatting to like-minded people.

85 289 Need info/advice on cheap volunteer work in the Seychelles!
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Wed 30th Jul 2014, 07:16 PM
Expeditions

Expeditions

To chat about expeditions, get advice and dish some out then post it in our expeditions forum.

53 127 Cycle Africa
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Mon 20th May 2013, 10:36 PM
Humanitarian Projects

Humanitarian Projects

If you want advice and information on volunteering on a humanitarian project then ask it in our humanitarian projects forum.

15 54 Travel insurance for Haiti
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Thu 4th Dec 2014, 06:52 PM
Sports Projects

Sports Projects

If you're looking at volunteering in sports coaching abroad then this sports fourm is the one for you.

27 68 Ski & Volunteer
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Sat 28th Mar 2015, 08:36 AM
Teaching

Teaching

Teaching English as a foreign language is a great gaptivity so chat and meet like-minded people here.

80 244 Tanzania free board and lodgings
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Thu 19th Feb 2015, 01:39 PM
Medical Electives

Medical Electives

If you want to take part in a medial elective for part of or your whole gap year, this is the place to ask and answer questions.

2 9 Company for voluntary trip with some medical work experience?
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Tue 23rd Apr 2013, 10:54 AM

Gap Year Jobs

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
UK Jobs

UK Jobs

If you're looking for jobs in the UK or just some hints and tips then get chatting in our jobs forum.

179 575 Looking for a Part Time Job in Manchester
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Thu 9th Oct 2014, 06:23 AM
Working Overseas

Working Overseas

Looking for a job overseas? Then you've come to the right place. Search our jobs overseas forum for advice on working abroad.

854 2763 Any advice on using Workaway.info ?
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Sun 29th Mar 2015, 03:44 PM
Work Experience and Internships

Work Experience and Internships

In our working experience and job forum you'll find all those cool gap year jobs that you've heard about.

57 85 medical placement and travel help!!!
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Sun 12th Oct 2014, 10:47 AM
Career Development

Career Development

It's a pretty tough job market out there: career development on your gap year will put you ahead. Ask questions about it here.

2 5 Explaining career gaps
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Wed 4th Mar 2015, 12:21 PM
TEFL

TEFL

Teaching English as a foreign language is a hugely popular and rewarding way to spend time abroad: talk to people about it here.

55 244 LoveTEFL and Thailand or China?
Author:
Thu 4th Dec 2014, 10:13 PM
Summer Camps

Summer Camps

If you're thinking about going on a summer camp or summer placement then find out more info here.

20 42 Shorter Camp Placements
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Mon 24th Nov 2014, 02:14 AM

Destinations

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Australia

Australia

Australia is one of the most popular countries to travel to on a gap year and there's plenty to see and do.

4816 25122 Oz Tasmania and New Zealand April 2015
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Sun 22nd Feb 2015, 08:00 PM
Cambodia

Cambodia

Cambodia has it all. Ruins, temples, and the best fruit shakes in the whole of South East Asia

142 537 Cambodia or Bali?
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Mon 2nd Feb 2015, 02:14 AM
Canada

Canada

Canada is big. It's really big. That's why it helps speaking to people who've been there and done it on their gap year.

372 1367 Entry Via USA
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Mon 27th Oct 2014, 09:58 AM
Chile

Chile

Chile is a cracking country to travel around on a gap year and no trip to South America would be complete without seeing it.

65 161 Ideas for Gap Semester
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Sat 31st May 2014, 03:01 PM
China

China

China is a bit of a challenge to travel around yet its without-a-doubt one of the most rewarding countries. See it on your gap year.

489 1882 What do you all do in Winter?
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Tue 29th Jul 2014, 01:12 PM
City Breaks

City Breaks

Whether it's Paris, Rome or New York, a city break is a great way to refresh: you don't always have to fly 20,000 miles to have fun!

12 73 Basel
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Tue 10th Feb 2015, 05:54 PM
Cook Islands

Cook Islands

The Cook Islands. Paradise. If you want advice and information then chat to fellow gappers who've been there and done it.

44 123 Going to be in the Cook Islands this November!
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Thu 5th Jun 2014, 06:38 AM
Ecuador

Ecuador

Ecuador is a little gem and it's a really up-and-coming country in South America with lots to see and do.

66 175 Is the Galapagos worth it?
Author:
Mon 16th Jul 2012, 12:13 PM
Everything, everywhere

Everything, everywhere

For questions about ANY destination in the world, chuck it in this forum: someone will have been there first and will be able to advise!

2097 6688 Central American Road Trip
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Tue 31st Mar 2015, 03:18 PM
Fiji

Fiji

If you're looking to chillax on your gap year then look no further than Fiji. It's got a thriving backpacker scene.

287 1036 Fiji - Tropical Awegasm - Awesome adventures??? Anyone been on this trip???
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Fri 4th Jul 2014, 12:12 PM
Ghana

Ghana

Ghana is one of the most popular countries to volunteer in on a gap year and there's plenty to see and do too!

57 191 Must-See Places in Ghana
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Mon 14th Oct 2013, 11:30 AM
India

India

India's not exactly small. You could easily spend a year travelling around and still not see all it has to offer on your gap year.

520 2097 can you get antibiotics over the counter? in india now!
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Mon 26th Jan 2015, 01:47 AM
Indonesia

Indonesia

Indonesia is made up of 18,000 islands so you've got one or two to choose from on your gap year! Find out which one's best!

160 402 60 Day visa?
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Thu 12th Feb 2015, 12:54 AM
Japan

Japan

Japan is one of the craziest places you're ever likely to go so make sure you see it on your gap year.

224 846 12 Days in Tokyo
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Mon 8th Dec 2014, 05:44 AM
Kenya

Kenya

If you're after a safari on your gap year then you'll be hard pushed to look past Kenya.

51 159 Whats the airport like??
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Thu 28th Aug 2014, 01:38 PM
Laos

Laos

Laos is a bit of a backpacking Mecca for people in South East Asia and with reason, so see what it's all about.

129 729 RIP Vang Vieng?
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Fri 7th Jun 2013, 04:48 AM
Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia is fast becoming as popular as Thailand and as backpackers are flocking to the country each year. Find out why.

252 946 The Maliau Basin tour - Borneo
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Wed 10th Dec 2014, 01:08 PM
Mexico

Mexico

Mexico is one of Central America's most exciting countries and its got everything from beaches to big cities.

100 143 Mexico route - missing anything?!
Author:
Tue 20th Jan 2015, 02:08 AM
New Zealand

New Zealand

If you like your adventure and extreme activities then New Zealand is the country that you want to go to on your gap year.

995 3108 Help need work.
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Thu 12th Mar 2015, 05:37 AM
Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands

The Pacific Islands are a perfect break away from Oz and Nz and are a must on any gap year.

32 64 Vanuatu
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Fri 5th Oct 2012, 10:14 PM
Peru

Peru

The Inca Trail, the Nazca Lines, Machu Picchu; Peru's got it all and more on your gap year.

145 464 Peru proof of exit?
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Thu 8th Aug 2013, 11:25 PM
Singapore

Singapore

Singapore is more than just a stop-over destination on the way to Oz or Nz. It's a pretty cool destination in its own right.

132 405 Grand Prix..
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Fri 19th Jul 2013, 11:14 AM
South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is a popular gap year destination, especially if you want to volunteer, so get some advice and info before you go.

245 785 zimbabwe - national parks- are they safe?
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Sat 14th Feb 2015, 07:19 AM
Thailand

Thailand

Thailand is the hot gap year destination and everyone's wanting a piece of it. Make sure you find out why before you go.

2256 10735 Living costs in Thailand
Author:
Wed 1st Apr 2015, 01:56 PM
UK

UK

Find out things to see and do in the UK. You'll actually be quite surprised that there's lots to do!

179 684 Ideas for things to do/see in the UK when you live here and are skint?
Author:
Tue 28th Jan 2014, 12:13 PM
USA

USA

Fancy a road trip? The USA is one of the places to do it - explore the country on a gap year and backpack from coast to coast.

1043 4038 Accommodation Savannah
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Fri 27th Mar 2015, 06:39 AM
Vietnam

Vietnam

If you're into your street food then you'll love Vietnam. It has arguably the best food in the whole of South East Asia.

245 914 Favourite places in Vietnam?
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Thu 26th Feb 2015, 01:46 PM

Hobbies, Interests and Culture

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Developed a new theory on the identity of the Mona Lisa? Looking for people to join your Aunt Maud's sewing circle? Talk to us.

2 6 Study Art History In Italy!
Author:
Fri 25th Jul 2008, 03:01 PM
Drama and Music

Drama and Music

Get in touch with others who like to get in touch with their creative side in our art, drama and music forum.

35 172 Backpacking with a guitar
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Thu 26th Feb 2015, 11:59 PM
Cultural Facts and Findings

Cultural Facts and Findings

Discovered a major travel faux pas the hard way? Just found out LIKE THE COOLEST FACT EVER about somewhere? Tell us, now!

7 601 Thailand Fun Facts (Part 1)
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Sat 3rd Nov 2012, 03:44 AM
Food and Drink

Food and Drink

A place to discuss all the wonderful flavours of our planet, whether it's the local brew in Vietnam or the most delicious street fare in Istanbul.

15 201 An Exciting New Start-Up For Gap Year Travellers!
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Mon 29th Dec 2014, 11:10 PM
History

History

Calling all history buffs, this is where you can talk about anything that's happened. Ever. But more specifically, really old and cool stuff.

3 25 Peru’s Kuelap site opening for travel
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Fri 19th Dec 2014, 05:29 PM
Languages

Languages

Chat to others about languages in different languages (if you can) in our languages forum.

78 340 What’s the best way to learn Spanish as quickly, easily and cheaply as possible?
Author:
Mon 30th Mar 2015, 11:21 PM
Photography

Photography

If you have any questions - or anything to say - about photography, this is the place to do it, whether you're a total novice or a total pro.

11 47 The Official Gapyear Instagram thread!
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Mon 23rd Mar 2015, 09:54 AM
Reading and Books

Reading and Books

Love reading? Or do you just want to know what the best guides are? Either way you'll find it in our books forum.

42 398 Volunteering Guidebook for Africa
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Tue 17th Feb 2015, 02:19 PM
Ski and Snowboard

Ski and Snowboard

Looking for the best places to ski and where the pow-pow's at? Find more advice and info in our ski and snowboard forum.

252 2218 Cheap travel to Alps
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Sun 17th Aug 2014, 04:03 PM
Sport, Diving and Extreme

Sport, Diving and Extreme

If you're interested in extreme / adventure sports then this is the only place you need to be.

170 691 A Warriors Journey -Martial Arts Project-
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Tue 20th Jan 2015, 01:21 PM
Writing and Blogging

Writing and Blogging

A place to discuss writing and blogging about your adventures, from crafting the perfect travel essay to building an audience for your work.

4 29 If I start writing a blog would you read it?
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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 05:32 PM
TV, Films and Gaming

TV, Films and Gaming

Urgently need to discuss the new Bruce Parry program? Found a game that's better than real life? Not seen The Beach yet? Talk.

15 1069 Watching "The Interview" with a North Korean Defector — Awkward!
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Sat 21st Feb 2015, 09:40 AM

General Chit Chat

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Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself

Tell us what you want to do, where you want to go, what your fave pizza topping is. Just refrain from sharing your bank details, ok?

3 13 Helpppp!
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Thu 19th Mar 2015, 01:35 PM
Ask Us Anything

Ask Us Anything

Like, literally, anything, about travel or not about travel. Use your imagination, get us thinking, what would make a great thread? Go!

13 89 What are the black bits in bananas?
Author:
Fri 20th Feb 2015, 06:19 PM
Get it Off Your Chest

Get it Off Your Chest

Really want to vent and get it off your chest? That's cool. We understand. Let us all know what's going on.

576 12454 Gapyear Meet-ups!?!
Author:
Thu 8th Jan 2015, 12:14 PM
Nonsense Board

Nonsense Board

Don't want to talk about gap years? Would you rather just chat nonsense? You can do it here! Anything goes!

1776 96597 New Year’s Resolutions?
Author:
Sat 21st Feb 2015, 11:44 AM
Travel Tips

Travel Tips

If you've got any hints and tips on backpacking and travelling then let us know in our travel tips forum.

652 3302 How do you guys afford to travel?
Author:
Tue 20th Jan 2015, 01:11 AM

Company Discussions

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Gapyear.com Writers Academy Pitches and Ideas

Gapyear.com Writers Academy Pitches and Ideas

A place for regular and aspiring scribes to discuss ideas for articles on gapyear.com. Share your thoughts and pitch some ideas!

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What’s Broken on Gapyear.com?

What’s Broken on Gapyear.com?

Want to act as a bit of a web developer? Let us know what's wrong and where and we'll fix it (or rather IT will).

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Special Announcements

Special Announcements

If we've got any new features or changes to gapyear.com then we'll let you know about it here!

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How Can We Improve Gapyear.com?

How Can We Improve Gapyear.com?

What would you really like to see on the site? Honestly? Let us know and we'll try and build it (no baseball fields please).

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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 02:40 PM
Thoughts About Gapyear.com

Thoughts About Gapyear.com

Be honest and tell us what you really think. At the end of the day, we can only improve if you let us know what you're thinking!

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Sun 22nd Mar 2015, 02:21 PM
Other Gap Year Companies

Other Gap Year Companies

A forum to discuss your experiences with gap year companies around the world.

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Wed 10th Dec 2014, 03:50 PM

Travel Mates and Meet Ups

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Africa

Africa

Africa is a great gap year destination. If you want to meet some other gappers then look in our Africa forum.

391 1036 South Africa 2015
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Wed 4th Mar 2015, 08:58 AM
Asia

Asia

Asia is awesome for a gap year and it's even more fun with other peeps so see who's heading to Asia.

3907 18314 south east Asia travel buddy
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Wed 1st Apr 2015, 03:52 PM
Australasia

Australasia

Heading Down Under? Already enjoying Australia? Share your details here to meet others just like you!

4822 39756 Australia December 2015/January 2016
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Wed 1st Apr 2015, 09:03 PM
Central America and Caribbean

Central America and Caribbean

A Caribbean gap year would be pretty cool. It would be even cooler if a group of you did it.

234 479 Central America Gap Year 2016!!
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Tue 31st Mar 2015, 03:30 PM
Europe

Europe

Europe is a massive continent with so much to see and do. Grab a cheap flight and chat about it here!

1372 3957 Gap Year 2015-2016
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Wed 1st Apr 2015, 11:12 PM
Middle East

Middle East

If you're interested in going to the Middle East on your gap year then search for gappers in our Middle East forum.

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Sat 5th Apr 2014, 04:36 PM
South America

South America

South America is one of the most up-and-coming gap year destinations so find some travel buddies to go with you.

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Thu 12th Mar 2015, 12:34 AM
USA and Canada

USA and Canada

A big old place but don't fear! Arrange to meet up with other backpackers before you go or once you've arrived.

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Sat 7th Feb 2015, 09:49 PM
Female Only

Female Only

Nervous about travelling solo? You're not the only one. Chat with other lasses here and meet up with them overseas.

910 2656 Japan & SE Asia 2016
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Thu 5th Feb 2015, 11:35 AM
General Travel Mates

General Travel Mates

Arrange to travel with a like-minded gappers or simply hook up with others once you're on the road.

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Tue 31st Mar 2015, 10:08 PM
InterRailing

InterRailing

Loads of gappers are planning to go off the rails with their InterRail passes. Share your itinerary and meet up with others here!

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Wed 1st Apr 2015, 08:21 PM
Male Only

Male Only

For blokes who want a 'No Girls Allowed' type of trip. Meet up with like-minded lads here!

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Tue 21st May 2013, 04:06 PM
Overseas Meet Ups

Overseas Meet Ups

If you're looking to meet up with people overseas then meet some friendly gappers in this forum.

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Fri 13th Feb 2015, 11:42 AM
Round the World

Round the World

Don't want to travel round the world on your own? Post your plans here and find your perfect travel mate.

2496 11909 Gap Year After A-levels (2015-2016)
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Wed 1st Apr 2015, 03:09 PM
Ski and Snowboard Seasons

Ski and Snowboard Seasons

Are you looking for fellow skiers? Post your season plans here and sort out get-togethers with fellow snowies.

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Fri 20th Mar 2015, 05:04 PM
Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Share your summer camp dreams with other soon-to-be or already-are campers. Make friends before you even get to camp!

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Mon 26th Mar 2012, 08:15 PM