Gap Year News for August 2012

News for August 2012

The rise of the Tweetup

Tweetups and internet meetups are getting more popular and they're a great way to meet fellow gap year travellers. Here's why...

Vang Vieng goes down the tube

Laos is looking at clamping down on illegal drugs and dangerous watersports in their efforts to promote Vang Vieng as a safe destination.

Fancy a Face-Kini?

The Face-Kini has been spotted in the coastal tourist city of Qingdao, Shandong Province, sparking questions at how much protection is sun protection.

A-level results not as expected? A gap year may benefit you

Today is A-level results day and students have already received their grades. Many students facing clearing see the benefits of a post A-level gap year.

Win a Gap Year

We spend all of our working days living and breathing gap years. That's why we thought you might like to win a complete Gap Year Experience!

Tourist found asleep in X-ray machine

A Norwegian tourist has been found asleep in an X-ray machine in Rome's Fiumicino airport, prompting the question 'what is excess baggage?'

Nepal to ban solo trekkers

Trekking in the Himalayas is an extremely popular gaptivity. However, things are about to change as Nepal plans to introduce a ban on solo trekking.

Boobs banned on beaches

Topless sunbathing. It's something we've all done on our gap year, but Parisian police say city dwellers could face jail for sunbathing topless in parks or on riverbanks.

500,000 miles around the world

Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine embarked on an 18-month tour of Africa in 1989. 23 years and over 500,000 miles late, he's still travelling.