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21, female, solo travelling to Oz 22nd september!
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Travel buddy Oz
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Travelling after A-Levels, anytime late 2015->2016
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Travel buddies for september 2015 on-wards
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How much is too much?
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Thailand Nov through Far East onto Oz in March!
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Bush Tucker?
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I love how
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Utterly Dreadful Films You Love!
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North Korean TV
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Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years
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Nepalese rupees
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Where is it cheaper to buy a bike?
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Any girls ever been to India alone?
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Mongol Rally 2015 - looking for teammates or team
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Australia (East Coast) Travels - January 2015 onwards..
Last post: October 20th 2014 at 10:57 pm by benjawam
Last day in NYC. Anything to do close to JFK?
Last post: October 20th 2014 at 05:03 pm by Vicky
New York City BABY!!
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Naked and Afraid: Have you seen it?!
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Melbourne January 2015 - buddy/ies wanted
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Travelling after A-Levels, anytime late 2015->2016
Posted on: October 21st 2014 at 11:10 pm by FreshGarbage
Thailand Nov through Far East onto Oz in March!
Posted on: October 21st 2014 at 08:13 pm by Ravi Patel
Bush Tucker?
Posted on: October 21st 2014 at 03:56 pm by KatieandPhil2
Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years
Posted on: October 21st 2014 at 08:42 am by AnthonyJameson
Where is it cheaper to buy a bike?
Posted on: October 21st 2014 at 08:07 am by emilyfrew
North Korean TV
Posted on: October 20th 2014 at 03:57 pm by Dave Owen
Heading to Sydney - NOV 2014
Posted on: October 20th 2014 at 01:05 pm by CJC2709
Last day in NYC. Anything to do close to JFK?
Posted on: October 19th 2014 at 06:36 pm by Kateprice07
Is anybody in Ecuador?
Posted on: October 19th 2014 at 03:27 pm by lucyron
Highschool Gap Year Travel Buddies - Australia
Posted on: October 19th 2014 at 02:56 pm by Hayley Vanderzanden
Asia October 14, then OZ, then wing it!
Posted on: October 18th 2014 at 11:23 pm by Twiggy87
Gap Year Internships-London
Posted on: October 18th 2014 at 11:14 pm by betsy.morgan1
australia perth oct 2014
Posted on: October 18th 2014 at 03:08 pm by cmab52
Australia travel buddies for Sep 2015
Posted on: October 18th 2014 at 02:44 pm by belfast_ciaran
Australia (East Coast) Travels - January 2015 onwards..
Posted on: October 18th 2014 at 03:36 am by benjawam
Naked and Afraid: Have you seen it?!
Posted on: October 18th 2014 at 01:58 am by Vicky
General info on travelling in NZ needed please :)
Posted on: October 16th 2014 at 07:05 pm by Dominique18
Nepalese rupees
Posted on: October 16th 2014 at 05:48 pm by andi134
SOUTH AMERICA April-June2015 then south east asia/Aus July onwards
Posted on: October 15th 2014 at 03:23 pm by RXM806
Travel buddy Australia 2015
Posted on: October 14th 2014 at 10:59 pm by belfast_ciaran

Independent Travel & Backpacking

If you are looking for info and advice on independent travelling and backpacking then this is the message board for you!

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Round the world travel

Round the world travel

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

5999 35144 How long did it take to save up for your trip?
Author:
Wed 15th Oct 2014, 07:04 PM
General

General

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

3811 33631 Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years
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Tue 21st Oct 2014, 08:42 AM
Jobs overseas

Jobs overseas

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

853 2794 Just arrived in Sydney – know of any jobs?
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Thu 18th Sep 2014, 07:17 AM
Female travel

Female travel

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

1138 15662 Travel Pack
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Sun 19th Oct 2014, 11:00 PM
Lads room

Lads room

Lads being lads, the lads room forum is full of chats about footy, girls and how to have sex on your gap year.

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

Careergappers

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

496 2792 Work in EU for earn money to Gap year
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Mon 6th Oct 2014, 07:17 PM
About to go

About to go

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

611 3580 Thailand Nov through Far East onto Oz in March!
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Tue 21st Oct 2014, 08:13 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.

655 3337 Where is it cheaper to buy a bike?
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Tue 21st Oct 2014, 08:07 AM
Travel money and finances

Travel money and finances

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

830 5033 Nepalese rupees
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Tue 21st Oct 2014, 08:23 AM
Fundraising

Fundraising

Are you funding your gap year by fundraising? You can talk about fund raising ideas and other stuff in our fundraising forum.

326 1887 Support Gorilla & Friends
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Fri 17th Oct 2014, 05:20 PM
Travel kit

Travel kit

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

1171 6607 Can’t decide what backpack to take, what do you think?
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Mon 22nd Sep 2014, 09:15 PM
Insurance

Insurance

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

374 1308 Which Travel Insurance?
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Sun 6th Jul 2014, 10:07 AM
InterRailing

InterRailing

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
The eBay board

The eBay board

Are you selling stuff on eBay to fundraise for your gap year? Post it on the eBay board too!

127 207 Various stuff for sale, polar cycle computer/HRM, electric guitar, amp, sunglasses, watch
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Fri 6th Jun 2014, 07:33 PM
Meet up with people overseas

Meet up with people overseas

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

786 1428 Is anybody in Ecuador?
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Sun 19th Oct 2014, 03:27 PM
Write about your travels

Write 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.

34 125 A Brit and an American crossing the States Blog
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Fri 10th Oct 2014, 06:31 PM
Tell us what you’re doing

Tell us 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!

73 167 Debating going to Vietnam, again
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Mon 15th Sep 2014, 01:28 PM

Volunteer, Eco Travel, Languages & Study

If you want to chat about volunteering and studying abroad then chat to like-minded people here!

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Animals

Animals

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

162 686 Volunteering in South Africa with Frontier ?
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Sat 26th Jul 2014, 08:53 PM
Art, Drama and Music

Art, 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.

31 86 teaching dance
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Mon 26th Aug 2013, 11:17 AM
Au Pair, Child and Care Work

Au Pair, Child and Care Work

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.

107 243 Advice on volunteering company
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Fri 23rd May 2014, 09:32 AM
Conservation

Conservation

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

85 295 Need info/advice on cheap volunteer work in the Seychelles!
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Wed 30th Jul 2014, 07:16 PM
Diving

Diving

If you've got any questions about diving on your gap year then post it in our diving forum.

109 473 DiveMasters in Utila, Honduras
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Wed 1st Oct 2014, 12:11 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
Extreme / Adventure Sports

Extreme / Adventure Sports

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

31 145 Adventure sports booking?
Author:
Thu 25th Sep 2014, 04:50 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.

16 57 How much for volunteering....
Author:
Fri 15th Aug 2014, 08:24 AM
Languages

Languages

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

77 331 I want to learn Chinese, am I friggin insane?
Author:
Thu 20th Jun 2013, 10:14 AM
Overlanding

Overlanding

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
Sports - General

Sports - General

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

26 68 Coaching sport
Author:
Tue 26th Feb 2013, 01:42 PM
Sports - Water

Sports - Water

Meet and chat to others who have the same 'watery' interests in our watersports forum.

22 47 sail
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Mon 11th Mar 2013, 07:10 PM
Study overseas

Study overseas

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

19 55 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
Summer Camps and Placements

Summer Camps and Placements

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

19 41 Camp America - yey or ney?
Author:
Sat 12th Apr 2014, 04:51 PM
Teaching & TEFL

Teaching & TEFL

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

134 488 TEFL 120 hour online course for just 19quid!!!!
Author:
Thu 9th Oct 2014, 08:39 AM
Work Experience and Jobs

Work Experience and Jobs

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!!!
Author:
Sun 12th Oct 2014, 10:47 AM
Volunteer - General

Volunteer - General

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

785 2689 Gap Year Internships-London
Author:
Sat 18th Oct 2014, 11:14 PM

Travel Mates & Meet Ups Overseas

Looking for some travel mates or a meet-up overseas? Pukka. You have come to the right place.

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
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.

4689 13820 Travel buddy Oz
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7 hours, 40 minutes ago
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.

2490 11892 Gap year 2015-2016
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Tue 7th Oct 2014, 11:05 PM
Australia

Australia

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

3952 37423 21, female, solo travelling to Oz 22nd september!
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5 hours, 1 minute ago
New Zealand

New Zealand

Make friends before you to get to other side of the world or if you're there now, suss out who else is in town!

720 2040 Campervan Share 2015 :)
Author:
Sun 7th Sep 2014, 12:52 AM
Thailand & South East Asia

Thailand & South East Asia

If you're heading to Thailand or South East Asia and want to meet people then this is the forum for you.

2732 14968 Thailand Christmas 2014
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Fri 3rd Oct 2014, 11:24 AM
USA & Canada

USA & 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 2447 America 2015 - months unconfirmed
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Wed 8th Oct 2014, 02:18 PM
Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands

If you're heading to the Pacific Islands and you want some travel buddies then get searching!

118 264 Fiji travel buds start may 15th
Author:
Mon 29th Apr 2013, 08:57 AM
Africa

Africa

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

389 1033 Trekking Africa Sept-Dec!
Author:
Sun 24th Aug 2014, 04:29 PM
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.

973 2915 Starting in Vietnam November 2014
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Thu 16th Oct 2014, 07:43 PM
Central America & Caribbean

Central America & Caribbean

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

231 476 Any tips for Mexico?
Author:
Mon 22nd Sep 2014, 07:47 PM
Europe

Europe

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

1219 3225 How can I afford Scandinavia?
Author:
Tue 7th Oct 2014, 08:27 AM
Far East

Far East

Travelling in the Far East on a gap year can be hard! It's much easier if a group of you go together.

173 360 China April May 2012 WHO’S GOING?
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Wed 20th Mar 2013, 05:51 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.

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.

730 2424 Peru February-April 2015
Author:
Mon 6th Oct 2014, 12:10 AM
UK & Ireland

UK & Ireland

Gap years don't have to be globetrotting around the world. See's who's travelling in the UK and Ireland.

133 696 Looking for ROADTRIP buddies for UK
Author:
Mon 16th Sep 2013, 08:32 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 :)
Author:
Sat 9th Aug 2014, 11:04 AM
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
Author:
Tue 21st May 2013, 04:06 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
Author:
Fri 20th Sep 2013, 03:17 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!

21 174 Summer Camp Applications 101
Author:
Mon 26th Mar 2012, 08:15 PM
Ski and snowboard season

Ski and snowboard season

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

Ski & Snowboard travel

Skiing and snowboarding are popular gaptivities while backpacking. Find out where the best place is to shred the slopes in our message board.

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
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

Countries

Where are you going on your gap year? Wherever it is, make sure you find out all the info on where to go and what to do.

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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.

4817 25165 Bush Tucker?
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Tue 21st Oct 2014, 03:56 PM
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.

992 3106 General info on travelling in NZ needed please :)
Author:
Sat 18th Oct 2014, 02:24 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.

374 1374 Travel Insurance Advice Needed
Author:
Wed 15th Oct 2014, 07:55 PM
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.

245 783 25 days in South Africa, budgeting?
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Sun 16th Mar 2014, 09:15 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 4042 Last day in NYC. Anything to do close to JFK?
Author:
Mon 20th Oct 2014, 05:03 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.

2255 10772 Thailand in April! Too hot?! Anyone been at this time?
Author:
Thu 25th Sep 2014, 05:12 AM
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
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???
Author:
Fri 4th Jul 2014, 12:12 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!

161 403 Indonesia is not only about Bali
Author:
Sun 23rd Mar 2014, 02:15 AM
Malaysia

Malaysia

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

252 948 A good night out in KL
Author:
Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:54 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.

490 1894 What do you all do in Winter?
Author:
Tue 29th Jul 2014, 01:12 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.

130 730 RIP Vang Vieng?
Author:
Fri 7th Jun 2013, 04:48 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?
Author:
Sun 2nd Mar 2014, 12:03 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.

246 911 Any top tricks for haggling?
Author:
Sat 18th Oct 2014, 02:51 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??
Author:
Thu 28th Aug 2014, 01:38 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
Author:
Mon 14th Oct 2013, 11:30 AM
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
Author:
Mon 14th Oct 2013, 11:36 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
Author:
Sat 31st May 2014, 03:01 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?
Author:
Thu 8th Aug 2013, 11:25 PM
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
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.

225 851 Want to live and work in Japan? Read on ...
Author:
Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:07 PM
Europe

Europe

Taking a gap year or backpacking around Europe? Make sure you get some advice and info about it here.

744 2377 Living in Copenhagen/Change of career
Author:
Mon 13th Oct 2014, 08:33 PM
Africa

Africa

Africa. Not exactly small. That's why you should check out where to go and what to do before you go.

240 919 Lessons in Malawi
Author:
Wed 21st May 2014, 07:24 AM
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!
Author:
Thu 5th Jun 2014, 06:38 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.

521 2101 How much is too much?
Author:
Tue 21st Oct 2014, 08:17 PM
The Caribbean

The Caribbean

Who wants rum and sun? You'll get both in the Carribean on your gap year so make sure you plan ahead!

38 78 Jamaica safety?
Author:
Tue 10th Dec 2013, 03:09 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
Author:
Fri 5th Oct 2012, 10:14 PM
South America

South America

South America is one of the fastest growing gap year destinations as there's so much to see and do!

554 1694 Rio to BA - speedy tour
Author:
Wed 2nd Jul 2014, 02:12 PM
Central America

Central America

Want something a little different on your gap year? How about Central America? You'll be surprised at what its got to offer!

103 210 Baltimore
Author:
Fri 15th Aug 2014, 04:39 PM
Asia

Asia

Asia. It's massive. That means you've got plenty of countries and options to choose from for your gap year.

420 1430 10 months in Sri Lanka?
Author:
Mon 13th Oct 2014, 05:38 PM

Zones

In our zones message board you can chat about anything from books to backpacking around the UK.

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Books

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?
Author:
Thu 15th May 2014, 11:41 AM
Accommodation and Hostels

Accommodation and Hostels

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

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

Outdoors

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...
Author:
Tue 13th Jan 2009, 02:37 PM
Preparation

Preparation

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

45 197 Mosquito nets...
Author:
Sun 5th Oct 2014, 11:09 AM
Rafting

Rafting

White-water rafting is one of those gaptivities that you just have to do so chat about it here.

7 24 Rafting and Bungee Jumping on the Nile
Author:
Mon 3rd Jan 2011, 01:30 AM
Travel Health Centre

Travel Health Centre

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

180 1276 Anti-Malarials without prescription...
Author:
Tue 22nd May 2012, 10:59 AM
UK Ideas

UK Ideas

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

16 128 Lands End to John O’Groats WALK 2012, wanna join?
Author:
Wed 29th Jun 2011, 01:21 AM
Getting Around

Getting Around

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
Author:
Sun 25th May 2014, 01:51 PM

UK boards

Want to travel around the UK? Perfect! You are in the right place to meet people travelling the UK on their gap year.

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Jobs

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
Author:
Thu 9th Oct 2014, 06:23 AM
Events close to home

Events close to home

Are you heading to any gap year or backpacking events? Let everyone know and maybe a few people will go along.

68 128 Ideas for things to do/see in the UK when you live here and are skint?
Author:
Tue 28th Jan 2014, 12:13 PM
Help out locally

Help out locally

Got time to give? Want to volunteer in the UK? Why don't you help of locally! Find out more here.

17 36 Cheap Storage in London!
Author:
Sun 17th Oct 2010, 10:06 AM
What can I do in the UK?

What can I do in the UK?

Chat about ideas, give advice and see some of the things you can see and do within the UK.

83 418 Surfing in the UK
Author:
Mon 14th Oct 2013, 11:21 AM
Clearing

Clearing

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?!
Author:
Thu 14th Jul 2011, 07:42 PM

General chat

Ahh, the general chat message board, the place where you can talk about anything and everything, even if it is not to do with travel!

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
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!

1789 98185 I love how
Author:
Tue 21st Oct 2014, 10:50 AM
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.

575 12455 Can anyone give me some decent advice? In a bit of a mess.
Author:
Tue 14th Oct 2014, 03:30 PM
Ideas Zone

Ideas Zone

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

392 2007 Anyone worked in Belgium?
Author:
Mon 15th Sep 2014, 07:02 PM
What do you think of gapyear.com

What do you think of 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!

91 478 Good site!
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Mon 15th Sep 2014, 08:00 AM

Website discussion

Like gapyear.com? Let us know! Thing is the place where you can talk about the website and how awesome it is.

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Announcements

Announcements

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

44 421 DELETING MY ACCOUNT
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Wishlist

Wishlist

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).

134 468 Ghost town?
Author:
Thu 15th May 2014, 01:54 PM
Website errors

Website errors

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).

191 722 Website issues
Author:
Mon 15th Sep 2014, 08:10 AM

Diaries

If you are short of ideas and inspiration then let other gappers do it for you! Read some of our gappers diaries and see what they got up to on their gap year.

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Martin Garratt

Martin Garratt

Having made a 'back flip' of the world (not quite a circumnavigation) last year, Martin is off again.

75 42 Jambo, Mambo
Author:
Sat 12th May 2012, 06:48 AM
Kris Robertson

Kris Robertson

Following a successful summer spent repping in Cyprus, Kris has decided that he's going to do it all again.

29 107 October 06 - 11 days
Author:
Sat 28th Jun 2008, 07:06 PM
Tori Oram

Tori Oram

Gapper extraordinaire Tori Oram is heading off on her next mission; to work for Mickey Mouse. Read all about it here.

33 50 Update
Author:
Sat 5th Apr 2014, 07:04 PM
Adam Sloan

Adam Sloan

University isn't enough to tie down Adam, 20, from Birmingham, as come summer he will be leaving to go travelling.

137 77 Eastern Europe travel diary starts HERE! - 2nd July ’06
Author:
Mon 24th Jul 2006, 10:38 AM
John Lightbound

John Lightbound

Gapyear.com diehard John Lightbound is heading Down Under to study for a year and he can't wait!

18 32 One door closes...
Author:
Tue 23rd May 2006, 05:23 PM
Wayne Lennon

Wayne Lennon

Not only is Wayne winging his way around the world, but he is winging it in another sense too. Read how he's doing it.

29 9 great ocian road
Author:
Wed 18th Jan 2006, 10:54 AM
Lara Akers-Douglas

Lara Akers-Douglas

Last time we heard from Lara she had just ventured deep into the jungles of Venezuela on her gap year.

2 0 Touchdown in Tanzania
Author:
Fri 12th Aug 2005, 03:20 PM
Clare Groome

Clare Groome

Now on her second gap year, Clare has decided to see a bit more of the world and spread her wings.

14 0 Right, small change of plan...
Author:
Wed 30th Aug 2006, 10:14 AM
Gracey Stone

Gracey Stone

Gapyear.com hardcore moderator and regular contributor Gracey has had and has decided to travel herself.

17 43 5. Vietnam
Author:
Wed 8th Aug 2007, 04:43 PM
Neil and Stacey

Neil and Stacey

Essex couple - no jokes please - Neil and Stacey are both leaving their high flying jobs to go backpacking around the world.

10 14 Australia - WA to Noosa Heads
Author:
Mon 1st May 2006, 01:34 AM
Daniel Ryan

Daniel Ryan

Daniel Ryan, 21, has just finished a degree at Chichester University and now he feels it's time to take a gap year.

69 73 The Wonderer Returns
Author:
Sat 11th Nov 2006, 09:32 AM
Mike Gough

Mike Gough

Mouthy Basingstoke boy Mike, 26, broke his back in a snowboarding accident a couple of years back but that didn't stop him.

24 126 The Wicked Honeymoon.......
Author:
Sat 4th Oct 2008, 03:26 PM
Polly Rice

Polly Rice

From the pearly gates of Graceland to riding the surf in Hawaii, Polly Ann Rice looks set to have made it.

14 11 claire are you there?!
Author:
Sun 20th Nov 2005, 10:18 AM
Mo Smyth & Ros Chesson

Mo Smyth & Ros Chesson

Moozer and Rozzie claim to be too old and conservative to do anything crazy or amazing on their trip.

4 1 report number 2
Author:
Mon 6th Mar 2006, 10:01 AM
Fran Roberts

Fran Roberts

Fran Roberts took a gap year like a no other. Make sure you read why it was so different.

17 8 Ecuador
Author:
Tue 20th May 2008, 07:04 PM
Jill Duncan

Jill Duncan

Skydiver and youth worker Jill has decided that she's had enough of the skies of Essex and so she's going on a gap year.

21 5 slipper island
Author:
Mon 27th Mar 2006, 04:36 AM
Martyn Baker

Martyn Baker

Careergapper Martyn has jacked in his job to finalise his round the world trip and he's about to head off.

2 5 Quito
Author:
Tue 22nd Nov 2005, 09:08 PM
Steve Corbett

Steve Corbett

Having escaped from call centre hell, Corbey is off around the world and is planning to cram plenty of sights in on his gap year.

36 23 Feejee Experience
Author:
Tue 7th Nov 2006, 08:06 PM
Nikki Newton

Nikki Newton

Having recently finished her degree, Nikki is off to study at the university of life for a while. Go forth and prosper.

10 1 Off to the outback....
Author:
Wed 14th Dec 2005, 06:43 PM
Jay Brock

Jay Brock

Former gapyear.com competition winner and surf enthusiast Jay is heading round the world and is hitting the waves.

1 1 1 Month to go!
Author:
Thu 11th Dec 2008, 07:30 PM
Katy Salter

Katy Salter

It's taken a year of planning, saving and sneaking onto gapyear.com when she should be working but not it's time to travel.

17 20 Baby Got Back
Author:
Tue 9th May 2006, 05:05 PM
Kelly Hooper and Jacqui D

Kelly Hooper and Jacqui D

Having spent the last five months juggling three jobs, the gap year of their dreams hasn't come soon enough.

5 2 One week to go and now unemployed!!
Author:
Thu 16th Nov 2006, 04:40 PM
Luke Plastow

Luke Plastow

A full time student, part time daydreamer, Luke has wanted to travel since he came across gapyear.com.

52 131 Thailand- Day 0 & Day 1
Author:
Wed 22nd Dec 2010, 10:46 PM
Fi Mcgregor

Fi Mcgregor

Fi leaves for her RTW trip intent on doing something different with her life for a while before she settles down.

6 15 Wellington....
Author:
Sun 2nd Jul 2006, 05:08 PM
Ollie Warner

Ollie Warner

After working six days a week for a year, collecting many awards in the category of barman, Ollie's about to go.

14 21 North Island - New Zealand
Author:
Mon 18th Sep 2006, 09:29 AM
Toby Cook

Toby Cook

Toby Cook is leaving behind the delights of Battle in Sussex to lend a hand in super-friendly Ghana.

4 2 24 hours
Author:
Mon 6th Sep 2010, 11:42 AM
Sophie Cross

Sophie Cross

Sophie Cross is heading to Honduras to take part in a journalism placement with i-to-i.

8 0 A day in the life...
Author:
Tue 11th Jul 2006, 09:42 PM
Hannah Perry

Hannah Perry

After working and playing hard among the corporate big boys with Deloitte Hannah's about to go on her gap year.

41 43 Jodhpur; blue city of hospitality
Author:
Tue 20th Nov 2007, 10:28 PM
Allan Benson

Allan Benson

Having just spent four years at university and also working part time she's decided to travel.

1 3 Countdown to Take-off!!!
Author:
Wed 17th May 2006, 03:16 PM
Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson

All eyes will be on Eriksson's England to deliver the goods come the World Cup this June, but some people couldn't care less.

15 27 "Did he just wink then?!" - Ian Wright
Author:
Mon 3rd Jul 2006, 08:33 PM
Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

After two years of college and being faced with the same horrid questions after working in a pound shop Danny's off.

17 11 Home Sweet Home
Author:
Fri 25th Aug 2006, 05:14 AM
Kirsty Fisher

Kirsty Fisher

Kirsty Fisher is about to go on an InterRail experience like no other and she's going to tell you all about it.

21 12 Malaga - a guide to sleeping rough in Spain.
Author:
Tue 17th Oct 2006, 07:56 AM
Nikki La Niece

Nikki La Niece

Nikki La Niece has got plans for a really wild summer. She's heading off to Botswana and South Africa.

4 1 Kwa-Tuli to the Low veld
Author:
Fri 11th Aug 2006, 10:25 AM
Claire Wells

Claire Wells

Meet Tribewanted's 616th tribe member Claire Wells. When Claire heard about the Tribwanted idea she jumped on board.

5 0 5,000 people. 1 unique tribe. 1 Fijian island. A tribe is wanted.
Author:
Mon 30th Oct 2006, 03:08 PM
Yolande Squire and Lucy M

Yolande Squire and Lucy M

This time last year, super-gapper Yolande Squire was heading off for a sun-soaked summer working abroad.

25 13 zanzibaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author:
Thu 7th Sep 2006, 05:04 PM
Tom Ellis

Tom Ellis

We join Tom, 18, from Chester, who's just about to swap the calm rural lifestyle he currently has for a gap year.

1 0 Introduction
Author:
Sat 19th Aug 2006, 11:57 AM
Sarah Markham

Sarah Markham

Careergappers Sarah and Adam are off on a mammoth 12 countries in 9 months adventure of a lifetime.

24 13 Monkey Business in Borneo
Author:
Thu 24th Apr 2008, 07:25 PM
Laura Chapman and Davy Goossens

Laura Chapman and Davy Goossens

Laura and her boyfriend Davy are taking a six month career break to travel through South East Asia.

16 3 Blogske van het stropke - deel 9 (allemaal beestjes deel 2)
Author:
Thu 24th May 2007, 08:30 AM

Returned Gappers

Just got back from your gap year and feeling the blues? You are not the only one – read how others coped after their travels.

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Ben Andrew

Ben Andrew

Ben is on a gap year with his mate Tony and has already travelled halfway round the world. It's some trip!

12 0 Our third continent approaches...
Author:
Mon 25th Nov 2002, 06:02 PM
Dom Green

Dom Green

Dom is a 21-year-old from the Isle of Wight. He's been a freelance Radio Presenter for the psat five. Now he's living the dream.

69 47 Update 16/10/04
Author:
Thu 21st Oct 2004, 07:07 PM
Tom Garrett

Tom Garrett

Bristol bloke Tom, 24, is a car-mad, dog-loving surfer dude who is just about to motor off on his trip.

21 43 A farewell. A thank you...
Author:
Wed 27th Aug 2008, 07:08 AM
Claire Stevenson

Claire Stevenson

Claire, Rachel and Katie venture forth in Guatemala and Belize... three Suffolk locals take on the world.

5 0 Honduras, Nicuragua and Chicken buses
Author:
Mon 24th Jun 2002, 01:07 PM
Daniel Walder

Daniel Walder

Dan's diaries are sometimes blunt, often rude, yet very funny. See a very cynical world through Dan's eyes.

15 0 A punt on the river Kwai
Author:
Mon 24th Jun 2002, 01:30 PM
Andy Frazer Jones

Andy Frazer Jones

Wales. Land of leeks, sheep, Tom Jones and diarist Andy. This boyo is off on his round the world trip.

32 20 Home via Swindon
Author:
Fri 2nd Sep 2005, 08:08 AM
Dave Rodhouse

Dave Rodhouse

Clearly out there to "go there, do that and get the t-shirt," Dave is making the most of his travels.

13 0 Sorry Guys
Author:
Sat 2nd Nov 2002, 03:05 PM
Chris Cooke

Chris Cooke

Chris is 18 and is currently taking a gap year, between A-levels and uni. Despite being young, he's keen to see the world.

35 2 Day 1 in Perth
Author:
Wed 23rd Feb 2005, 04:47 PM
Hannah Simmons

Hannah Simmons

22-year-old Hannah may be a huge Crystal Palace fan, but actually she's very smart and loves travelling.

49 12 Photos
Author:
Thu 26th May 2005, 08:54 PM
David Whitney

David Whitney

David is planning his gap year at the moment and is looknig to work on a BUNAC summer camp scheme.

5 0 18 June
Author:
Mon 24th Jun 2002, 02:07 PM
Alex Walton

Alex Walton

Alex has been working in IT in Norwich for the past seven years but he's always wanted to travel.

5 2 belated updated #4 ctd........
Author:
Mon 16th Feb 2004, 12:05 PM
Emilia Fuller

Emilia Fuller

Avoiding the tourist thing on her independant travels through South East Asia, Emilia's diaries show how its done.

12 0 Saturday 11th May
Author:
Mon 24th Jun 2002, 02:48 PM
Joe Tuckwell

Joe Tuckwell

Jo is 23-years-old and is the type of person that's up for anything, which is why he's going backpacking.

6 9 Diary entry:-5 (part 2)
Author:
Fri 2nd Jul 2004, 04:39 AM
Anne Patton

Anne Patton

Anne is off on a round the world trip visiting the usual backpacker haunts and she's set to have a lot of fun.

7 13 Elvis Impersonators, Portuguese Men and Piccidilly Circus
Author:
Sun 5th Sep 2004, 07:39 PM
Emma Black

Emma Black

Adventure traveller Emma is doing everything from skydiving to assault courses to taking in some of the sights.

3 0 sydney....
Author:
Tue 24th Sep 2002, 09:10 AM
Liz Flenley

Liz Flenley

Liz, 19, is from Hampshire and is currently working. She likes music, film, putting on her dancing shoes and travelling!

17 17 The Mysterious Manly Monster
Author:
Thu 19th Aug 2004, 12:49 PM
Fiona Davidson

Fiona Davidson

Bound for Thailand with Project Trust, Fiona's diaries concern her efforts to raise the £3,550 required to do the project.

7 1 Chinese New Year
Author:
Thu 6th Feb 2003, 07:03 AM
Ollie Smith

Ollie Smith

Ollie's off for some independent travel round the world and can't wait to hit the backpacker trail.

14 16 Hey there Ollie - here’s the interview!
Author:
Sun 7th Mar 2004, 02:52 PM
Jamie Ryan

Jamie Ryan

Our Jamie's 18, from Warwick and currently working as a fulltime barman (the drinks are on him!)

9 3 Well blow me?
Author:
Fri 4th Mar 2005, 01:04 AM
Graham Iles

Graham Iles

Insanely awesome time in South America... Graham has worked hard to experience his gapyear and is li

13 0 The Beach
Author:
Mon 26th Aug 2002, 02:13 PM
Jaime Hanrahan

Jaime Hanrahan

Jamie's from Western Australia but he's now living in the UK. He's taking an Aussie gap year (not to Australia).

0 0
Vaskaar Siddique

Vaskaar Siddique

Our Vaz has just begun his RTW trip where he'll be taking in the delights of the U.S, Mexico, NZ a few other countries.

4 1 Austin, San Antonio, Nuevo Laredo & Monterrey
Author:
Fri 14th May 2004, 07:51 PM
Jayne Ellidge

Jayne Ellidge

A full year of independant travel and gap year work awaits Jayne, who's about to leave on her RTW trip.

1 0 My gap year plans
Author:
Fri 11th Apr 2003, 10:46 PM
David Lee

David Lee

David's come to his senses and realised life's to short; that's why he's about to go travelling on a gap year.

1 1 On my way.......
Author:
Tue 2nd Mar 2004, 12:11 PM
Charlie Clarke

Charlie Clarke

Our Charlie's off backpacking on her own. She loves writing so check out what she's got to say.

14 12 its been a while
Author:
Tue 26th Apr 2005, 05:45 PM
Lara Akers-Douglas

Lara Akers-Douglas

On the gap of a lifetime, Lara has ventured deep into the jungles of Venezula, lived with otters and just lived the dream.

9 0 About to leave...
Author:
Mon 24th Jun 2002, 03:19 PM
Peter Timms

Peter Timms

Peter is 19, from Telford, and is currently combining volunteering, education, and work abroad.

24 8 My Birthday, Signs of Autum, Meditating, and its off to Durh
Author:
Tue 21st Sep 2004, 10:04 PM
Mark Gorman

Mark Gorman

Our Mark loves America and is currently over there coaching football for Major League Soccer camps.

17 7 Week 1...Manlius
Author:
Wed 15th Jun 2005, 01:20 PM
Mark, Ollie and Owen

Mark, Ollie and Owen

Three likely lads (read idiots) set off into the wild with dreams of fame and fortune. Or just travelling.

22 0 Wanaka of the week
Author:
Mon 24th Jun 2002, 03:56 PM
David Mowat

David Mowat

Dave's an Irish boy and he's about to go backpacking and travelling around the world on his gap year.

0 0
Ollie Seymour

Ollie Seymour

Ollie, 20, is currently studying at uni part-time but what he really wants to do is see the world.

8 7 malaysia to singapore and bk to the cities
Author:
Tue 19th Oct 2004, 05:58 PM
Max Hogg

Max Hogg

Max is out in Southern Africa, working on game reserves in Swaziland and scuba diving off Mozambique.

6 0 Newsletter no. 7
Author:
Tue 25th Jun 2002, 02:34 PM
Liz Ely

Liz Ely

Liz, 18, is off for a year on a Project Trust placement to the Andhre Pradesh region in India.

11 24 First Impressions - part 1
Author:
Sun 28th Nov 2004, 08:32 AM
Sam Houghton

Sam Houghton

Join Sam on her round the world travels; she'll talk in teaching in India and adventure travel in Oceana.

7 0 Gearstick off
Author:
Tue 25th Jun 2002, 02:43 PM
Kate Harries

Kate Harries

Kate's off in September on a RTW trip stopping at Thailand and seeing some of South East Asia.

6 13 Am attempting to become a Sydneysider..
Author:
Mon 18th Oct 2004, 02:53 PM
Sam Lucking

Sam Lucking

With wild, embarrasing and outright hilarious stories from Australia littering her diaries, Sam show's how not to do it.

11 0 OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Author:
Thu 14th Dec 2006, 09:29 PM
Zoe Jeanes

Zoe Jeanes

Zoe, 18, is from Cambridge and managing to juggle three very different jobs to save that all important RTW trip.

14 20 When The World Was Mine
Author:
Thu 11th Nov 2004, 05:31 PM
Steven Lindsay

Steven Lindsay

A marketing student who has clearly missed his calling in life, Steve has been hoping to see some of the world.

17 2 Penang
Author:
Sat 11th Aug 2007, 03:05 PM
Chris Bowden

Chris Bowden

Chris's gap year officially started in June last year after leaving college and he went straight to Tanzania.

22 6 The travels come to a glorious end
Author:
Tue 31st Aug 2004, 06:36 PM
Ewan ’Euster’ Dinwiddie

Ewan ’Euster’ Dinwiddie

So, we join Euster well into his RTW trip. He's already travelled through South East Asia and Australia.

10 10 Venezuela, Brazil and... home.
Author:
Wed 17th Nov 2004, 08:53 PM
Harriet Chambers

Harriet Chambers

Hatty, 18, from Shropshire has just spent five months on a group teaching placement in Vietnam.

24 15 Melaka
Author:
Wed 4th May 2005, 08:22 AM
Tom Nurick

Tom Nurick

Tom has taken a supported placement with a school in New Zealand, and is using his spare time for travelling.

12 0 Winter’s here
Author:
Tue 25th Jun 2002, 03:25 PM
Vikki Anderton

Vikki Anderton

Self-confessed wimp Vikki, 21, from Surrey, is a recent graduate who is soon to begin her travels.

4 0 14 days and counting
Author:
Sun 2nd Jan 2005, 10:04 PM
Zoe Squire

Zoe Squire

Zoe and friends are on a global mission that has so far involved shark attack in Belize and getting incredible lost.

19 0 Wabbing about
Author:
Tue 25th Jun 2002, 03:38 PM
Kim Pickett

Kim Pickett

Oxford chick Kim, 18, describes herself as the 'biggest adventure girl in the world', which is a big boast to make.

1 2 1st time for everything!!!
Author:
Wed 6th Jul 2005, 12:11 PM
Dhruv Patel

Dhruv Patel

Dhruv is using his gap year to get some work experience with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

7 0 India
Author:
Wed 11th Sep 2002, 06:06 PM
Rachael Hodnett

Rachael Hodnett

Our Rach is 18. She finished college last May and spent last summer competing her horse before travelling.

13 3 Sleep talking....
Author:
Tue 27th Apr 2004, 04:10 PM
Joshua Preece

Joshua Preece

Estate agent Joshua, 19, from Eastbourne, is leaving behind the world of loft conversions to go backpacking.

3 2 1st entry, going crazy!
Author:
Sat 16th Oct 2004, 01:41 PM
Salonika Acharya

Salonika Acharya

Salonika's diary is filled with insight into her gap year experiences travelling through South America.

0 0
Sarah Cumming

Sarah Cumming

London lady Sarah, 22, is planning to conquer the world on her gap year... well, some of it anyway!

32 27 india on a whim
Author:
Sun 2nd Apr 2006, 06:58 PM
Kate Humphries

Kate Humphries

Having passed selection for Project Trust, Kate needs to raise £3,550 for her placement in the Dominican Reupblic.

8 0 Settling in to Bombita
Author:
Sun 10th Nov 2002, 03:56 PM
Helen Bray

Helen Bray

Helen, 18, from Oxford, is currently living life in the twilight zone. Trying to break free she wants to travel.

5 0 Holiday fun
Author:
Sat 8th Jan 2005, 09:32 AM
Jon Price

Jon Price

Jon is a career gapper. Instead of sitting behind a desk, a really wants to experience more to life.

4 0 A fond farewell to Cape Town
Author:
Tue 24th Dec 2002, 07:57 AM
Sarah O’ Shea

Sarah O’ Shea

Many of you may recognise Sarah O' Shea, 18 from Staines. She's a gapper through and through.

3 3 Vegas Baby!
Author:
Mon 14th Feb 2005, 05:26 PM
Vicki Hastilow

Vicki Hastilow

Vikki wants to travel to Germany to learn the language. Spreken de Deutsch Vikki!

39 251 hm Uni life
Author:
Wed 9th Feb 2005, 02:25 PM
Alice Palmer

Alice Palmer

Our Alice, 18, from Cheltenham is currently doing her A level's and will be heading off to Ghana for her gap year.

1 0 hello!
Author:
Mon 31st May 2004, 07:19 PM
Ali Potter

Ali Potter

Essex girl, Ali, 19, has set her sights on a gap year spent in Oz. Here she's planning to throw herself into the deep end.

5 1 wine tasting in the hunter valley - yummy!
Author:
Tue 1st Nov 2005, 10:11 AM
Gemma Lewis

Gemma Lewis

Gemma is living living and teaching in Thailand for a year with Project Trust and would like to share her stories.

3 0 6 Months to go.............
Author:
Sat 22nd Feb 2003, 07:59 AM
Natalia Marczewska

Natalia Marczewska

Natalia, 19, is currently in Cape Town. She's a licensed micro-light pilot and is looking to use it to her value!

9 1 The Garden Route and Baz Bus
Author:
Sat 25th Apr 2009, 04:31 PM
Gareth and Vikki

Gareth and Vikki

Lifeguard and Leeds United fan Gareth, 21, is heading off round the world with his girlfriend Vikki.

17 4 All Over!
Author:
Tue 5th Apr 2005, 12:43 PM
Catherine Whitehouse

Catherine Whitehouse

Catherine worked in an office to save up for her gap year with GAP in Vietnam and she's off on her trip.

9 12 Nha Trangin’ it
Author:
Mon 8th Dec 2003, 02:58 PM
Daisy Roberts

Daisy Roberts

For six months Guildford will be deprived of dancing queen Daisy Roberts, 18, when she sets off on her RTW trip.

14 25 no business like show business
Author:
Mon 17th Jan 2005, 10:09 AM
Simon Fagence

Simon Fagence

Buff, the man, the legend, is now on tour in Australia and is hoping to make his stay permanent.

1 1 BUFF .so i started in september.BUFF
Author:
Tue 22nd Apr 2003, 04:17 AM
Jenny Dodson

Jenny Dodson

Last time we heard from water baby Jenny, she'd just returned from living it up on her RTW trip.

22 14 Thailand Complete
Author:
Thu 8th Mar 2007, 01:23 PM
Olivia Fakoussa

Olivia Fakoussa

Olivia, 19, from Germany, has decided she needs time out from burying her head in books and is about go travelling.

31 21 Dhal Bhat and "Pingal"
Author:
Mon 27th Jun 2005, 10:57 PM
Andrew Utley

Andrew Utley

Andy spent the first six months of his gap year working in a care home to save money for travelling.

35 104 Dubrovnik and Split
Author:
Sat 30th Jul 2005, 03:03 PM
Dave Green

Dave Green

Leicester likely lad Dave, 19, is going all out to satsify his passion for sports by coaching abroad.

1 1 Hi Guys! 3 Days to go!
Author:
Thu 24th Feb 2005, 09:14 PM
Adam Lunn

Adam Lunn

'Lunny' decided to defer his entry to university after reading how good gap years were!

10 57 Bula! (Fiji)
Author:
Sat 3rd Jul 2004, 10:33 AM
Becky and Jay

Becky and Jay

Becky and Jay, (both from Sheffield), are off round the world on their gap year together.

12 1 The End
Author:
Mon 23rd Aug 2004, 04:53 AM
Luke Jewell

Luke Jewell

Brighton boy Luke, 22, is soon to embark on his RTW adventure which he hopes will be the trip of his life.

6 0 7 Weeks To Go.....
Author:
Mon 11th Apr 2005, 08:57 PM
Janie Spencer

Janie Spencer

Jane has been living and working in London for the past eight years. Now it's her turn to travel!

7 17 Surfin Aussie Stylie - Coff’s Harbour to Byron Bay
Author:
Tue 10th Feb 2004, 04:17 AM
James Goddard

James Goddard

James, 24, comes from one of the most picteresque spots in the world - the sunny and charming Suffolk.

18 36 Malaysia
Author:
Thu 5th May 2005, 03:46 PM
Kirsty North

Kirsty North

Kirsty, 24, is soon to swap the relative calmness of Oxford for something slightly more daring.

9 2 Only 3 weeks left at Off Beat!
Author:
Mon 7th Mar 2005, 10:12 AM
Hannah Clements

Hannah Clements

Hannah, 29, from Glasgow is a careers advisor who's taking a career gap to see the world.

11 13 sydney - broken hill - adelaide - alice
Author:
Sat 7th May 2005, 02:38 AM
Catherine Barrow

Catherine Barrow

Cat has started her gap year and is currently in Australia. Soon she's off to New Zealand to see what it's like.

13 34 ’Learning Spanish’ in Costa Rica
Author:
Tue 14th Jun 2005, 01:08 PM
Pete Kehoe

Pete Kehoe

Bournemouth bloke Pete, 18, is about to head off on his RTW adventures on his gap year.

15 10 Has It Only Been Three Months!!!
Author:
Thu 19th May 2005, 10:08 AM
Eloise Gardner

Eloise Gardner

Chichester chick Eloise, 24, is about to bid farewell to her family and friends, as well as her job.

7 2 art for all
Author:
Wed 15th Dec 2004, 12:48 AM
Charlotte Martin

Charlotte Martin

Charlotte, 18, from Reading is celebrating finishing her retake exams with a well-deserved gap year.

8 1 Hola from Quito!
Author:
Wed 16th Mar 2005, 09:58 PM
Drewe’s Dad

Drewe’s Dad

So, many of you may know our gap year friend and Web Master, Drewe. Well his Dad is currently travelling.

6 5 Drewe’s Dad’s fifth entry: New Zealand and some good tips
Author:
Mon 26th Jan 2004, 11:56 AM
Samantha Joly

Samantha Joly

London lass Samantha, 18, is soon to reap the benefits of working two jobs and saving every penny for her gap year.

0 0
Maria Fernandez-Garcia

Maria Fernandez-Garcia

Aside from having a spectacularly cool name, Maria Fernandez-Garcia sounds like she's going to have an awesome time.

4 1 Quick update
Author:
Thu 10th Feb 2005, 03:17 AM
Lindsay Bennett

Lindsay Bennett

Bournemouth bird Lindsay, 19, is heading to Tanzania to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS.

11 4 safe arrival (minus one pineapple)
Author:
Fri 18th Mar 2005, 12:18 PM
Terry O’Brien

Terry O’Brien

Terry has recently graduated from university and is now taking a post-university gap year.

26 135 Comments & Questions?!?
Author:
Mon 21st Nov 2005, 08:25 PM
Camilla Flowitt-Hill

Camilla Flowitt-Hill

It's a new year and a new start for Swiss lass Camilla. On New Year's Eve, she's swapping the Alps for her gap year.

8 1 Looks a bit more promising...
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Fri 28th Jan 2005, 08:09 AM
Daniel Francis

Daniel Francis

Self confessed 'grey London commuter' 23-year-old Dan is soon to bring a bit of colour into his life.

9 4 more of my trip
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Wed 8th Jun 2005, 06:36 AM
Rachel Mercer

Rachel Mercer

Following in the footsteps of Kajagoogoo by leaving behind the delights of Leighton Buzzard, Rach is off on her gap year.

1 3 Hey
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Sun 23rd Jan 2005, 10:16 AM
Dana Carpano

Dana Carpano

Dana is 22, from Buckinghamshire, and is going to Oz and NZ via Singapore and Thailand on his gap year.

33 16 why you should go for single sex dorms!
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Thu 26th Aug 2010, 10:56 PM
Rhys Ingram

Rhys Ingram

Bristol builder Rhys, 19, is soon to be swapping his hard hat for a bandana as he heads off around the world.

25 2 Manaus and some place called the amazon
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Wed 26th Dec 2007, 05:56 PM
Vix and Scotty

Vix and Scotty

Vix and boyfriend Scotty are leaving behind their beloved Vespa and seven goldfish to set off around the world.

17 21 Go Linda Go! Chronicals of the 142 Crew.
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Tue 12th Sep 2006, 01:35 PM
Lara Hallam

Lara Hallam

Southampton gal Lara is putting off the prospect of getting a 'proper job' in favour of the getting a tan.

37 60 I’m back home
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Mon 19th Sep 2005, 05:15 PM
Tina Yates

Tina Yates

Tina is leaving the 9-to-5 toil back in the West Midlands, as she heads to South Africa and Australia.

17 3 Indian Pacific - Crossing the Nullarbor
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Thu 16th Jun 2005, 08:29 AM
Lindsey Hughes

Lindsey Hughes

Lindsey and her mate Nadine are leaving their worries back in Bristol to have a chilled and relaxing gap year.

2 0 Back at home sorry about the lack of entry
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Wed 18th May 2005, 10:03 PM
Amy Lambert

Amy Lambert

Shoe addict Amy, 22, has just graduated from Bournemouth Uni and is shunning the working world.

10 11 Thailand - land of smiles (and drunken english people)
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Wed 2nd Nov 2005, 10:30 AM
Tim Marshall

Tim Marshall

Tim from Winchester is India-bound on his gap year and is kicking everything off with a bit of teaching.

2 1 Dehradun
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Wed 22nd Jun 2005, 01:28 AM
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

Neil has already been on the road for 16 months and there's plenty he has already seen and done.

2 7 Peru
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Tue 19th Jul 2005, 10:51 AM
Matthew Charlton

Matthew Charlton

Once the 'excitement' of his A-Level exams are over, Matt is celebrating in style with a deserved gap year.

4 0 Looking back, what a different time it’s been! Pt. 2
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Sat 1st Jul 2006, 09:44 AM
Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor

Ian, 21, is off travelling with his girlfriend to Oz and NZ. They'll also be off in Bangkok for a little fun.

8 3 Then just Singapore and home
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Sat 3rd Jul 2004, 10:42 AM
Justin and Lydia

Justin and Lydia

Best mates Justin and Lydia are leaving behind Suffolk's cultural epicentre, Ipswich, in search of something a little more exciting.

3 3 life in phuket and prostitutes and clubs.....
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Mon 11th Apr 2005, 06:06 AM
Kristen Spence

Kristen Spence

Kristen begins her diary eagerly counting down the months and days until she can escape ol' Blighty.

2 1 money situation
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Fri 11th Mar 2005, 09:09 AM
Rebecca Rowley

Rebecca Rowley

Rebecca is about to embark on a completely unexpected gap year after she flunked getting into uni.

7 1 BYRON BABY!!!
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Sun 1st May 2005, 03:00 AM
Hannah Bailey

Hannah Bailey

After slogging her guts out at a supermarket for the past five months, Hannah has certainly earnt the right to travel.

13 10 missing fiji!!!!
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Tue 11th Oct 2005, 08:04 PM
Adam Gray

Adam Gray

Adam, 18, from Cleveland, is heading towards South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand on his gap year.

2 3 Bangkok
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Mon 11th Apr 2005, 12:20 PM
Joe Bloomfield

Joe Bloomfield

Joe, 24, from the cultural and spiritual centre of the Earth, namely Ipswich has discovered that its all about travelling.

27 280 Now I can tick the Malaysia box.
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Fri 16th Mar 2007, 09:01 PM
Jessica Ainsworth

Jessica Ainsworth

Performing arts student Jessica is looking for a bigger stage than that of Seaford, near Brighton.

12 8 christmas down under
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Wed 28th Dec 2005, 01:49 AM
Emma Robins

Emma Robins

Emma is Bolivia bound on her gap year where she will be working on a media placement with i-to-i.

1 0 About time I kick-started this ’live diary’ malarkey...
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Tue 28th Jun 2005, 08:35 PM
Sharon Gates

Sharon Gates

Zimbabwean born and Zambian bred Sharon has been settled in London for the last 29 years now.

1 0 The beginning
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Sun 3rd Apr 2005, 11:20 PM
Sarah Ford

Sarah Ford

Sarah, 19, is heading to Accra on her gap year where she plans to become a media darling on a volunteering project.

13 12 Crocodile Hunter
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Tue 14th Feb 2006, 12:45 AM
Heather Fitsell

Heather Fitsell

Working in a travel agency seems to have whet Heather's appetite for adventure and now she's decided on a gap year.

19 12 Changing Times
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Sun 9th Jul 2006, 03:12 AM
Katie Hanson

Katie Hanson

Student and part time lifeguard Katie is off to see the sights of Europe this summer along with her friend.

2 2 stressful planning and exams
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Thu 2nd Jun 2005, 11:12 PM
Dan Weston

Dan Weston

Dan was planning to cycle the route of the Tour de France on his gap year, but knee injuries means no cycling.

1 1 first things first
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Mon 12th Sep 2005, 09:47 AM
Ruth Nortey

Ruth Nortey

Ruth is currently on her gap year before uni and she's spent time volunteering with kids.

24 2 End of the road
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Sat 23rd Jul 2005, 05:30 PM
Nick Moffatt

Nick Moffatt

Nick has got the best job in the world. Not only does he get to coach watersports he gets to travel.

2 3 2nd diary entry; the latest from Cabarete this week
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Wed 29th Jun 2005, 05:00 PM
Ellie Dennett

Ellie Dennett

Lucky lady Ellie is the winner of the recent gapyear.com Flying Fish competition and she won a gap year!

4 0 Farewell to Flying Fish
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Mon 11th Jul 2005, 09:06 AM
Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson

Yorkshire man Dan is heading off on his gap year adventures which begin with a three month spell volunteering.

3 0 Phew
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Fri 1st Jul 2005, 05:30 PM
Ali Gill

Ali Gill

Scottish lass Ali has just completed her second year studying Law and European legal studies.

3 0 The Full Moon Party
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Sat 25th Jun 2005, 03:01 PM
Caroline O’Shaughnessy

Caroline O’Shaughnessy

Caroline, like many of us, was rendered speechless by the scenes of devastation beamed from Koh Phi Phi.

4 0 phi phi
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Thu 28th Jul 2005, 09:30 AM
Charlotte Coad

Charlotte Coad

Charlotte might not be spending much time in Miami but boy, does she know how to cram stuff in!

10 0 Day 9 - Back to reality
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Thu 4th Aug 2005, 01:26 PM
Richard Arghiris

Richard Arghiris

Following the purchase of an InterRail ticket from Rail Europe, Richard will soon be escaping London.

31 9 THIS IS THE END, BEAUTIFUL FRIEND
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Wed 12th Apr 2006, 12:54 PM
Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall

Catherine starts university in October, but before that she's planning to go around the world on her gap year.

33 31 I’ve had the time of my life!
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Fri 23rd Sep 2005, 05:16 PM
John Docharty

John Docharty

Having been a member of gapyear.com for a few years now, John has finally managed to pull his finger out and take a gap year.

4 4 Malasia / Thailand
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Fri 30th Sep 2005, 10:21 AM
Sarah Jane West

Sarah Jane West

Sarah hopes to indulge in plenty of the three S's whilst she's on her gap year adventure - and no, not sex.

27 4 Home Sweet Home
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Wed 14th Jul 2010, 02:31 PM
Joseph Fitzgibbon

Joseph Fitzgibbon

Jo is off to India for seven months to complete an internship and to travel a bit around Asia.

12 8 Photos
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Sat 19th Nov 2005, 01:30 PM
Rosie Reid

Rosie Reid

We join Rosie as she leaves bonnie Scotland behind in favour of sunnier and less haggis-obsessed climes.

5 4 Long time no speak
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Fri 23rd Dec 2005, 02:45 AM
Tash McBean

Tash McBean

Canada; land of glorious lakes, Niagara Falls and Mounties is a wonder in itself - Tash takes us through it.

7 10 Here In Australia
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Mon 14th Apr 2008, 09:55 AM
Kieron Williams

Kieron Williams

With the 9-to-5 done and dusted, Kieron is ready to take on the adventure of a lifetime.

10 20 Cheers from LA
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Sun 11th Dec 2005, 06:18 AM
Katie Anne Hatcher

Katie Anne Hatcher

From fishing on a beautiful lake, to horse riding through the lush countryside, Katie talks about her gap year.

3 4 this is what i feel like at the moment - a week to go
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Fri 14th Oct 2005, 06:29 PM
Lynsey-Marie Atkinson

Lynsey-Marie Atkinson

Northern lass Linzi-Marie has packed in her job as teas maid / factory hand and is heading off to sun.

8 1 Sydney
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Wed 7th Dec 2005, 06:54 AM
Laura Jones

Laura Jones

Laura is a proud Canadian, but the weather there is frightfully chilly - it's time for her to pack-up and leave.

1 0 Uh oh
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Sun 9th Oct 2005, 11:30 PM
Katie Ellison

Katie Ellison

Saving up for your gap year often involves a hell of a lot of blood, sweat and tears but in Katie's eyes its all three.

1 1 Introducing....
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Mon 5th Dec 2005, 01:34 PM
Sam Bloomfield

Sam Bloomfield

Sam is spending three weeks travelling down the East Coast of Australia from Cairns to Sydney during his gap year.

8 9 Surf camp and Sydney
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Thu 5th Jan 2006, 05:53 PM
Ian Farrell

Ian Farrell

Ian, data cleanser by weekday and zoo assistant by weekend, is heading off round the world to see the sights.

1 3 Before I go...
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Fri 13th Jan 2006, 10:50 PM

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