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.
New Zealand is one of the world's most popular backpacker destinations. If you want to call it home, here are some tips from someone who does.
Singapore is a great destination to introduce yourself to Asia, and this is a handy guide to all the things you shouldn't miss while there.
Turkey gets a lot of bad press, but there are still parts of the country that are beautiful, safe, and welcoming to visitors - like stunning Alanya.
Fiji is an island paradise for any gap year, but negotiating over 300 islands can be confusing. Here's how to make the best of it.
Morocco is a great destination for backpackers and can be travelled on budget. The culture is fascinating and you will find adventures everywhere.
Getting a sleeper train is a great way to travel across China, but there's a lot to learn before visiting. Here are some handy tips.
Recent political thawing has seen backpacking in Cuba become hugely popular. Still not sure? Here are some must-read travel tips.
The financial crisis & recent news might put you off travelling to Greece, but it's still a great gap year destination. We're here to tell you why.
Burma is an increasingly popular Southeast Asian destination, and it won't be long before this beautiful country is essential for any gap year.
Not many backpackers think Albania is worth a visit, but they couldn't be more wrong. Here are just a few reasons why you absolutely MUST visit Albania.