Your gap year will be one of… No, scrap that: your gap year will be the greatest year of your life. And you’re going to want to remember it as best you can. This section is full of articles which will help you do just that, whether it’s advice on honing your photography skills so you can make all your mates back home jealous on Facebook, or information on how to write a decent travel blog.
Travelling for the first time in an alien culture is a bit like reverting to childhood: suddenly the world is brand new again, and you’re scared and fascinated in equal measure. The urge to record these new experiences is extraordinary; ultimately humans are story-tellers at heart, and nothing creates better story fodder than travel.
Many travellers love telling stories about their adventures so much they make a career out of it, so we’ve also got heaps of advice on how to become a travel writer or photographer, and get paid to see the world! Perhaps you’ll become one of the famous travellers and be the next Michael Palin!
Everybody can photograph their entire gap year these days, but how do you take images that will stand out from the crowd? Here are a few tips.
Take a lot of photos while you're travelling? You could sell them to fund your next big adventure. Here's what you can sell and how to do it.
Snapchat has become a hugely popular tool for travel bloggers. These are the people you should follow who are using it in amazing ways.
Working as a travel writer is a dream come true, which means it isn't easy, especially when you're not actually travelling. Don't let that stop you.
SXSW is the biggest music, film and interactive festival in the world. What can it offer you if you decide to go along and get involved?
Iceland is one of the most photogenic countries on the planet. So you get amazing photos of epic landscapes, like these, but not always without people standing in front of them...
Keeping a blog is a great idea while on your gap year, but with so much going on it can be difficult to keep it up. Here are some tips to keep you blogging 'til the bitter end.
Uruma Takezawa went on a long journey to discover himself, the world, and take some of the most stunning travel photographs you will ever see in your life.
We love to take photos when we're travelling on our gap year. But is it stopping us from really enjoying our journeys? Here are some tips to stepping away from the shutter.
We love travel books, but apparently not everyone does. We've collected some of the strangest, angriest, weirdest Amazon reviews of the best travel books for your pleasure.