Need help on figuring out which jabs you need before you travel? Wondering how to meet people in hostels? Want to move off auto mode and take some seriously cool pictures with that brand spanking new camera you got for your birthday?
We’ve got it covered. Everything. This section will answer pretty much any travel-related question imaginable. It is dedicated to gap year advice and boasts one of the most comprehensive sections of travel articles on the web. Our travel articles have always been written by backpackers, for backpackers, so all the advice and information you find here, be it packing the right things in the right way, dealing with homesickness or raising money to buy that dream ticket, are borne out of first-hand experience.
To filter everything down we’ve divided the article categories into eight sections: adventure and sport, documenting your trip, cultural advice, getting around, gap year advice, travel essentials, volunteering and eco travel, and advice on working abroad.
There are popular gap year destinations that everybody visits, and then there are the lesser known gems that offer truly unique experiences.
A gap year should be fun above all else, but you can also take the opportunity to make travelling a really valuable experience. Here's how.
Buenos Aires in Argentina is known as an expensive destination, but if you're savvy you can make the most of it on a backpacker budget. Here's how.
A gap year is the perfect time to sow your wild oats, but you can find true love while travelling? We talked to some travellers who did exactly that.
A snowy getaway makes a nice change from sun-seeking, but what if you're not great at skiing? There are still plenty of winter options.
Trying to make sense of Donald Trump and the things he says can feel a bit like deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs blindfolded. But we’ll do our best.
A trip to Africa offers the chance to see amazing animals and landscapes, sample new cuisines, meet people, and have an unforgettable adventure.
Most backpackers to Peru arrive in Lima, but quickly move on elsewhere without exploring. Here's how to see Lima in even the shortest visit.
Iguassu Falls is the biggest waterfall system in the world and a must-visit for anybody making the journey to either Brazil or Argentina.
No matter how long you’re in Australia, you need to make the most of it. That means doing as many of these ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences as possible.