News for June 2012
A competition to find the world's worst travel photographer is gathering momentum, with awful backpacking and holiday snaps flooding in fast.
He hit the headlines back when he landed the 'best job in the world'. Now Ben Southall is embarking on the adventure that is marriage.
One of the world's icons, Big Ben, is to be renamed Elizabeth Tower in honour of the Queen’s diamond jubilee, celebrating her 60 years on the throne.
The number of backpackers traveling to Fiji on a gap year is on the rise, showing signs that the industry is recovering from the recent recession.
The Netherlands used to be the place to go for a legal high. However, in the future this may not be the case as Uruguay plans to legalise cannabis.
A cool video showcasing 10 lesser known wonders of the world is going viral on YouTube. How many of them have you been to? Or even heard of?
According to a survey, 1 in 3 British women admitted to having sex on the beach while on holiday, with Greece being voted as the most popular place to do it.
A list from Australian travel advice site Smartraveller has revealed the world's 12 most dangerous places. Which countries made the top 12?
Tinie Tempah has revealed that he wants to go backpacking around the world to revisit some of the places he's been to already to see them properly.
Squat toilets are finally being phased out of Thailand and replaced with the sit-down version at all public facilities, making backpackers rejoice all over.
Are you worried about being a backpacker, living in the same clothes for a year, and being unattractive? Fear not as your sex appeal is actually increased.
Cyclist Mike Hall has smashed the world record for circumnavigation of the world by bicycle, taking just 92 days to complete the journey.
Two students from the USA have survived an 'Into the Wild' experience after becoming stranded by a snowstorm while camping in New Zealand.
A polar bear has shocked Rotterdam Zoo visitors by breaking his enclosure glass with a rock. But was it an accident or escape attempt?
Maire McDonnell has been crowned 'Queen of the Jungle' for 'I'm A Backpacker... Get Me In Here!' contest, triumphing in Bushtucker Trials.
Tell us about your backpacker hidden gems in South Africa and be in with the chance of meeting TV presenter and traveller Charley Boorman.
At gapyear.com we've been saying it for years, but apparently those who take a gap year and go backpacking are much happier in later life.
Elizabeth II is celebrating 60 years as Queen this Bank Holiday weekend. Are you excited about the events, or will you be avoiding it all?