Countries, we just love them here at gapyear.com. Some more than others, and you’ll find our favourites in this here article section. As gappers ourselves the ones we love will be the ones you love too, Australia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Colombia, Cuba, Jordan… Plus another 180 or so that I won’t list here.
We may not have guides to every one of them, but I can assure you they’re on the gapyear.com to do list. If you’d like to write one for a country not listed, just let us know. For now though, take heed of the following awesome advice safe in the knowledge that our gappers have been there and done it. They know their chosen country like the back of their hand, and they’d like to introduce you to it in the best way possible.
Bolivia is an amazing country often ignored on the South American trail, which is a huge mistake! Here's a few reasons why Bolivia should be a bucket list mainstay.
Nicaragua isn't high on a lot of backpacker lists, but that doesn't mean it should be ignored. Here are 5 things in Nicaragua you definitely shouldn't miss out on.
Fiji is a popular backpacker destination, and for good reason. To help you make the most of it we've put together a list of the top things you absolutely must not miss.
There are so many things to do in Java, yet it's not a popular stop on the backpacking trails. Here's a guide to help you make the most of this beautiful island in Indonesia.
The Gili Islands are a great gap year destination, whether you want to party hard or relax on beautiful beaches - or both! Here's a backpacking guide to the Gilis.
Burma is the next big gap year destination, and from this brilliant account of a two week backpacking adventure through the country, you'll probably soon understand why.
There's loads of things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey, whether you're on a short break or seeing it as part of a long backpacking tour. Here are the top attractions.
The Cook Islands is known for its amazing beaches, but it has so much more to offer a backpacker on their gap year. Discover the wonders of this beautiful archipelago.
Iceland is an increasingly popular gap year destination, and for good reason. Here's a quick list of 7 things to do in Iceland that you'd be simply crazy to even consider missing.
There's so many things to do in Japan that Vicky decided to crowd source what she did while she was there using advice from message board users on our humble site.