Art and music will probably feature quite heavily on your gap year whether you’re searching for them or not. These are two cultural facets that every human civilisation from the dawn of time has had in common, and it is fascinating to see how different cultures interpret these two creative indulgences.
In terms of music, festivals are really popular among gappers and as they occur in petty much any country to care to mention, you’re spoiled for choice! In this section we’ve got loads of articles – pretty much all of them on music – and they cover everything from how to play didgeridoos to which music festivals in Europe you simply cannot miss.
Have a read through and find out just how wide the potential for incorporating music and art into your gap year is!
Street art is Lisbon is undergoing a revolution. Between the incredible historical sites and popular attractions, you'll find a city embracing new art.
Bruges is known for its beer, art, and architecture. It's like a fairy tale city, and here's why you shouldn't miss it on your gap year in Europe.
London is the number one place to see real, live comedy, without spending a fortune. Here are the best venues in the comedy capital of the world.
Stephanie shows us her favourite things to do in Glastonbury that don't involve the festival whatsoever! Sounds like quite the nice weekend away in England!
Crazy clubs, beautiful beaches and deathly bus rides, Rebecca explains why Cancun should be on any backpacker's list. Definitely time to show off your Coco Bongo.
In the 90s Goa was well known for the all night raves and hedonistic lifestyles favoured by the ex pats. Sarah recently went back to see how much the area had changed...
Saunders and Ollie visit a tailor on their Stray Bus tour through Vietnam and Saunders decides to get himself a dapper tweed suit. Ladies of Vietnam, watch yourself!
The Kazantip Festival in the Ukraine is two weeks of crazy partying, extreme sports, fun, love, freedom and relaxation. If you haven't heard of it before, check out these facts.
We went to the land of Lord of the Rings and Bilbo Baggins in New Zealand. From Hobbit holes to scissor kicks, to boozing at the Green Dragon, it was awesome.
Ansel Adams was one of the greatest black and white landscape photographers of our time; here we highlight the most beautiful work of his extensive career.