The gap year news section is your up-to-date news on gap years, backpacking and travelling. Basically, it's anything travel related that we think is fun to read! Whatever happens in the world, we've got it covered.
Sometimes the gap year news is useful information, like visa updates or FCO travel advice, and sometimes the gap year news is not so useful, like celebrity gossip or a sexy story. However, the news is always written with you in mind, so make sure you keen on coming back to see the latest gap year news and travel information.
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The world-famous pyramids of Egypt, previously thought to be many thousands of years old, were actually constructed in 1901 in an effort to boost tourism, it has been revealed.
Planning permission has today been granted by the Nepalese government to build a shopping centre on the peak of Mount Everest, with an estimated completion date of December 2015.
African elephants could go extinct in the wild within a decade, according to some experts, unless poaching of these iconic animals for the ivory trade can be stopped for good.
A total solar eclipse is coming to the United Kingdom! Make sure you don't miss out by using our guide to the very best places to witness this incredible celestial event.
The Apple Watch is coming soon, and travel companies are hurrying to develop apps that could make the expensive wearable device a backpacker's new best friend.
Archaeologists have discovered a pair of lost cities seemingly untouched by mankind for at least six hundred years nestled deep inside the jungles of Honduras.
One of the most terrifying things you can do is propose to someone. We now have an official list of the top destinations where you're guaranteed (almost) to get a yes.
It’s a mystery that can stump even the most seasoned of travellers: when is the best time to buy flights to ensure the best possible deal? Now we have an answer.
New visa regulations mean that British tourists planning to travel to India will have to undergo biometric testing before their application can be approved.
Danny Dyer has turned Tube announcer for one day only, generally endangering lives and making no apparent sense at Bromley-by-Bow Tube station on the District Line.
After a decade of near total blindness, an American man can see again thanks to a bionic eye implant. Now he plans to make up for lost time and see the world.
The History of Travel concerns us all, and we've condensed thousands of years of travel stories into a gorgeous resource for you to enjoy at your leisure.
A new hotel in Japan will be partially operated by worryingly human-like androids, who will carry your heavy luggage, make you coffee, and haunt your sleep until you gratefully die.
Are you scared of a flying? A new app has been released that will relieve your fears by telling you the probability of your plane crashing to the ground with you inside it.
Travel is wonderful, but it can be ruined by jet lag. Now scientists have invented a new treatment that resets your body clock, and could mean you never experience jet lag again.
Adulterous husband Fan Lung, from China, has had his penis chopped off by his enraged wife, not once, but twice. That'll teach him to send saucy emails from her phone.
A Blackpool man has been sent to prison for seventy days after being caught selling bottles of urine and faeces disguised as high-quality whiskey to unwitting consumers.
A Brazilian airline has spent $2 million turning its flight attendants into jungle survival badasses to save your pathetic life if one of their planes goes down in the Amazon.
A farmer from Devon who imported descendants of ‘super cows’ bred by Nazi Germany has had to reduce the size of his herd because the beasts have become too aggressive.
Right, we're almost there folks: a new year beckons. Before we go, we thought we'd cast an eye over our contributions to the global news machine in the last year...