So you've decided you want to go on a gap year and you're planning your trip. Well, you're in the right section if you want to know more about where you're going.
Whether you're backpacking in South East Asia or travelling to Australia on a round the world ticket, you're going to find tonnes of information on gap year countries and destinations.
Each country is written by backpackers, for backpackers, and we've got loads of useful articles and guides, so make sure you give them a read!
There are thousands of ideas and opportunities on your gap year, whatever your age, your interests, your destination or your budget, so get stuck in and start planning your gap year!
Our Top 5 Countries
These are our top 5 most popular gap year destinations - if you're going to any of these countries then make sure you check out some more advice and information on each one!
Australia is a big, beautiful country with vast, expansive spaces and not a lot of people. Gap year options in Australia are very varied, putting a visit to Australia high on many backpacker bucket lists.
Gap years in Thailand is one of those things that you just have to do. Thailand is a magnet for backpackers and it's easy to understand why. Sun, sea, sand; it really is one of the jewels of the South East Asia.
Gappers treat New Zealand like a giant theme-park, hopping from place to place and cramming in as many adventure activities as possible in a short space of time. If you like adventure then New Zealand has it all.
A-Z Countries List
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Gap Year Ideas
So, you've decided you want to take a gap year but you're unsure what you want to do. That's cool. Everyone's like that at first. That's why we've put together some gap year ideas to inspire you.
There are hundreds of gap year ideas out there and there's something for everyone.
Macca is part of our travel editor and he has two passions; rugby and travelling. He still harbours hopes of seeing the world as an international rugby star but until then he'll have to do it his own way and be happy with just travelling...
Macca went on a gap year in 2009 and 2010, travelling predominately through South and South East Asia. If you have any questions you want answered on countries such as China, India, Malaysia and Thailand then he's your man.