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Morocco at Christmas? Anybody else?Last post: December 21st 2014 at 10:14 am by m.garratt
Where's the strangest place you've ever spent Christmas?Last post: December 20th 2014 at 08:19 pm by m.garratt
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How to plan on where to go etc?!Last post: December 19th 2014 at 05:30 pm by Swain
Peru's Kuelap site opening for travelLast post: December 19th 2014 at 05:29 pm by Swain
GPS TrackersLast post: December 19th 2014 at 03:26 pm by ratlake
What's been your biggest emergency?Last post: December 18th 2014 at 02:51 pm by Dave
"I'd love it if..."Last post: December 18th 2014 at 09:27 am by Anya Li
What sacrifices are you making for your trip? Last post: December 17th 2014 at 11:37 pm by Travel_gavin
If I start writing a blog would you read it?Last post: December 17th 2014 at 05:32 pm by Cormac
How do you make friends while you’re travelling?Last post: December 17th 2014 at 04:55 pm by Dave
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benefit of SPAMPosted on: December 20th 2014 at 10:00 am by Marie Faith
More SPAMPosted on: December 20th 2014 at 09:58 am by Marie Faith
GPS TrackersPosted on: December 19th 2014 at 01:46 pm by ratlake
Where's the strangest place you've ever spent Christmas?Posted on: December 19th 2014 at 09:42 am by Dave
Peru's Kuelap site opening for travelPosted on: December 18th 2014 at 11:47 am by Anya Li
How to plan on where to go etc?!Posted on: December 17th 2014 at 10:29 pm by sarahhaynesxo
What's been your biggest emergency?Posted on: December 17th 2014 at 04:46 pm by Will
Best Movies of 2014Posted on: December 17th 2014 at 01:16 pm by Dave
Hello :) New memberPosted on: December 17th 2014 at 01:05 pm by Swain
How to travel across AustraliaPosted on: December 17th 2014 at 01:02 pm by Swain
Booking a RTW tripPosted on: December 17th 2014 at 12:57 pm by Swain
RTW route via South America and NZ - advice needed!Posted on: December 17th 2014 at 12:55 pm by Swain
6 months to go! Route, budget, advicePosted on: December 16th 2014 at 08:49 pm by Travel_gavin
Have any petite women used TNF Youth Terra 55?Posted on: December 16th 2014 at 03:51 pm by adm1231
South East Asia Feb-July 2015 Posted on: December 14th 2014 at 11:12 pm by sophiejean92
Morocco at Christmas? Anybody else?Posted on: December 14th 2014 at 05:41 pm by ZoeKelly
Hotels in Madagascar-- recommendations?Posted on: December 14th 2014 at 08:35 am by Tallulah5683

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Southeast Asia travel tour April2015Posted on: December 21st 2014 at 01:43 pm by lynseyy
Planning on going to Australia for a year, Apr/May 2015Posted on: December 19th 2014 at 06:18 pm by JessicaTanks22
Anyone traveling to OZ the end of 2015/ beginning of 2016Posted on: December 18th 2014 at 12:42 pm by Wannabeexplorer
Anyone flying from MAN to SYD 10/9?Posted on: December 18th 2014 at 10:58 pm by alfi2509
Anyone travelling to India in August 2015?Posted on: December 18th 2014 at 06:35 pm by jennappiah
Travel mates for 2015Posted on: December 17th 2014 at 10:32 pm by sarahhaynesxo
Travel around the world from mid-2015 onwardsPosted on: December 17th 2014 at 07:09 pm by Mike Bagshaw
Travelling to Australia in August 2015Posted on: May 21st 2014 at 04:21 pm by Antonia Jackson
Greenland summer 2015Posted on: December 12th 2014 at 10:53 pm by ToTheNorth
South America Early 2015. Who's up for it!?Posted on: May 25th 2014 at 11:04 pm by Elliott Giles
2015 Australia and more?Posted on: August 16th 2014 at 08:51 pm by Haayleyjaane
Europe summer 2015Posted on: December 14th 2014 at 04:42 am by Monraga637
All around Europe - Spring 2015Posted on: September 3rd 2014 at 10:26 am by Ella Buckland
Brisbane Australia - Early 2015 for a year - Travel BuddiesPosted on: December 13th 2014 at 04:53 pm by JunglistDane
australia 2015 travel buddiesPosted on: August 19th 2014 at 07:50 pm by amanda miller
Nepal December 2014-April 2015Posted on: December 9th 2014 at 01:42 am by Megan Marques
Australia (Melbourne) Feb 2015Posted on: December 9th 2014 at 08:43 pm by Rawrratme
India and Nepal 19/09/14 - 22/12/14Posted on: August 11th 2014 at 03:55 pm by Jonny Kelly
America 2015 - months unconfirmedPosted on: June 22nd 2014 at 09:29 pm by aislingh
route plan for south AmericaPosted on: November 26th 2014 at 09:26 pm by kingk

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.

1159 6928 benefit of SPAM
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Sat 20th Dec 2014, 10:00 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.

3 14 RTW route via South America and NZ - advice needed!
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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 12:55 PM
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.

6 14 Booking a RTW trip
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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 12:57 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!

46 199 How to plan on where to go etc?!
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Fri 19th Dec 2014, 05:30 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.

394 2013 Funny Place Names
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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 11:48 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.

1298 6808 Have any petite women used TNF Youth Terra 55?
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Tue 16th Dec 2014, 03:51 PM
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.

4 17 Trip Planning Sites?
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Fri 5th Dec 2014, 11:41 AM

On the Road

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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 66 How do you make friends while you’re travelling?
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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 04:55 PM
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.

6 87 Is it worth taking a mobile traveling?
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Thu 6th Jan 2011, 03:17 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.

34 129 What’s the sketchiest thing you’ve seen while travelling?
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Thu 11th Dec 2014, 02:50 AM
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.

59 228 Visas - Laos & Cambodia
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Sun 25th May 2014, 01:51 PM
Hostels and Accommodation

Hostels and Accommodation

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

68 232 Worst hostel experience
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Tue 14th Oct 2014, 03:13 AM
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!

74 168 Travelling is the best decision i ever made.
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Fri 14th Nov 2014, 12:27 PM
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 16 What’s been your biggest emergency?
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Thu 18th Dec 2014, 02:51 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.

3823 33430 Morocco at Christmas? Anybody else?
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InterRailing in Europe

InterRailing in Europe

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

179 517 InteRailing in January ’15
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Thu 14th Aug 2014, 07:19 PM
Overland Tours

Overland Tours

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

96 243 Overlanding Africa
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Mon 7th Jan 2013, 08:00 PM
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.

5987 35011 What sacrifices are you making for your trip?
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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 11:37 PM
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 Best Counterfeit EURO & DOLLAR NOTES,PASSPORTS,ID,Visa(besteverproduce140@gmail.com)
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1 hour, 56 minutes ago
Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel

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

3 1 Hiking / Climbing / Ice Climbing in Scottish Highlands - for now...
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Tue 13th Jan 2009, 02:37 PM

Types of Traveller

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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.

13 114 Argh what to do about Uni?!
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Thu 14th Jul 2011, 07:42 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 3586 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.

1135 15593 Backpacks arrived... What to pack?
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Sun 23rd Nov 2014, 07:53 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.

2 11 Newbie Traveller - Advice?
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Wed 19th Dec 2012, 09:36 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!

1517 1679 Dana Carpano: why you should go for single sex dorms!
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Thu 26th Aug 2010, 10:56 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 2793 Handed in notice four days ago, still very emotional
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Thu 11th Dec 2014, 03:25 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

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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.

783 2676 Free (or cheap) volunteering placements
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Thu 4th Dec 2014, 06:45 PM
Animals

Animals

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

162 682 Volunteering in South Africa with Frontier ?
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Sat 26th Jul 2014, 08:53 PM
Childcare and Carework

Childcare and Carework

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

76 249 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.

108 241 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.

85 292 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.

26 68 Coaching sport
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Tue 26th Feb 2013, 01:42 PM
Teaching

Teaching

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

79 244 Teaching in Africa
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Wed 21st May 2014, 07:22 AM
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.

850 2755 Supply teaching Australia
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Sun 2nd Nov 2014, 03:35 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.

58 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.

1 4 Best time to travel? Before uni, after uni, before career, during career? All of the above?
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Wed 13th Aug 2014, 08:32 AM
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?
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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

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
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.

4813 25119 Buying a car in Australia? READ ME FIRST!
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Mon 10th Nov 2014, 12:51 AM
Cambodia

Cambodia

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

142 535 Pnomh Penh Lakeside re-build - Where else?
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Sun 2nd Mar 2014, 12:03 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 1883 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!

11 73 Things to do in Krakow, Poland
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Sun 2nd Nov 2014, 08:35 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?
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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 6686 Hotels in Madagascar-- recommendations?
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Sun 14th Dec 2014, 08:35 AM
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 2096 How much is too much?
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Fri 24th Oct 2014, 06:24 PM
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!

160 401 My one month Itinerary in Indonesia, your thoughts
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Sun 23rd Nov 2014, 08:03 PM
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.

225 853 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.

252 947 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.

99 141 Mexico and Central America
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Mon 14th Oct 2013, 11:36 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.

994 3108 Job Market NZ
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Fri 28th Nov 2014, 01:38 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.

146 465 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.

245 782 25 days in South Africa, budgeting?
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Sun 16th Mar 2014, 09:15 PM
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.

2253 10729 Elephants
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Sun 14th Dec 2014, 01:05 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?
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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.

1042 4038 Anyone visiting California, June 2015, solo?
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Sun 26th Oct 2014, 03:35 PM
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.

245 910 Any top tricks for haggling?
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Sat 18th Oct 2014, 02:51 AM

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!
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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.

34 167 What’s your favourite travel album?
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Sat 1st Nov 2014, 09:52 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.

14 201 Favourite Foreign Snack Food?
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Fri 7th Nov 2014, 10:12 AM
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.

78 337 What’s the best way to learn Spanish as quickly, easily and cheaply as possible?
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Thu 30th Oct 2014, 10:28 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.

9 44 Digital Cameras for Travel Photography
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Wed 13th Aug 2014, 11:40 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.

41 399 Is it best to get the very latest edition of a guidebook?
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Thu 15th May 2014, 11:41 AM
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.

169 691 DiveMasters in Utila, Honduras
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Thu 6th Nov 2014, 06:33 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.

14 1061 Best Movies of 2014
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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 02:46 PM

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?

1 4 Hello :) New member
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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 03:52 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!

10 75 Why are you travelling?
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Mon 15th Dec 2014, 12:37 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 12456 So, here’s the deal ...
Author:
Mon 10th Nov 2014, 09:33 AM
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!

1775 96573 Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever spent Christmas?
Author:
Sat 20th Dec 2014, 08:19 PM
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.

651 3292 Anyone been to the Gili Islands? Was it worth it?
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Thu 6th Nov 2014, 10:47 PM

Company Discussions

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
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).

192 725 Old thread deletion
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Thu 11th Dec 2014, 03:02 PM
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!

45 452 Gone full circle - hey everyone! :)
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Wed 10th Dec 2014, 01:13 PM
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).

135 472 Message boards: layout
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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!

90 477 Good site!
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Mon 15th Sep 2014, 08:00 AM
Other Gap Year Companies

Other Gap Year Companies

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

28 167 Frontier
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Wed 10th Dec 2014, 03:50 PM

Travel Mates and Meet Ups

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Africa

Africa

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

389 1034 Travel Buddy needed for SA and poss Nairobi/ Zanzibar!
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Sat 8th Nov 2014, 06:02 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.

3888 18254 Southeast Asia travel tour April2015
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1 hour, 18 minutes ago
Australasia

Australasia

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

4802 39720 Planning on going to Australia for a year, Apr/May 2015
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Fri 19th Dec 2014, 06:18 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.

231 478 Any tips for Mexico?
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Sun 26th Oct 2014, 07:48 PM
Europe

Europe

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

1353 3922 Europe summer 2015
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Sun 14th Dec 2014, 04:42 AM
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.

79 171 Egypt 2014
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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.

733 2430 route plan for south America
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Tue 9th Dec 2014, 05:35 PM
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.

1003 2456 America 2015 - months unconfirmed
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Wed 10th Dec 2014, 01:04 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.

909 2656 Asia 2014/15 travel buddy :)
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Sat 9th Aug 2014, 11:04 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.

4712 13862 Travel mates for 2015
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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 10:32 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!

241 608 Travelling around Scandinavia from 3rd September
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Fri 20th Sep 2013, 03:17 PM
Male Only

Male Only

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

14 78 Gay Travel 2013 2014
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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.

787 1429 Australia February 2015
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Sat 8th Nov 2014, 03:54 PM
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.

2491 11894 Travel around the world from mid-2015 onwards
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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 07:09 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.

57 143 ski season 2011
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Sun 8th May 2011, 11:24 AM
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!

21 174 Summer Camp Applications 101
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Mon 26th Mar 2012, 08:15 PM