Volunteering on your gap year is a great way to not only travel and experience new cultures but also to give something back to the world. This section is dedicated to travel articles which advise on this type of travel. Opportunities to volunteer can be found all over the world and cover everything from working in orphanages in Cambodia to conserving coral reefs in Central America.
If you plan to volunteer on your gap year, particularly with people, it is really important to do your research: unfortunately there are many companies out there that exploit well-meaning gappers. Have a good read of these articles to properly prepare yourself and to find out ways in which you can be most effective.
Have you been loving Planet Earth II? You can experience it yourself by volunteering with one of these ethical conservation projects.
Many people believe that leprosy is an extinct illness, but it still affects people around the world. This is what it's like to visit a leprosy colony in India.
Working abroad is a brilliant way to make your travel budget go further, immerse yourself in a culture, and make friends. Here are some options.
Volunteering abroad can be a life-changing decision, for you and for others. But before you do it, make sure it's the right thing for you.
Who doesn’t want a photo of a cute little critter from their gap year? Ideally, a close up of one that your friends have never seen before, right?
Australia is famous for being home to many creatures that can kill you. But it also has plenty of amazing, docile, wildlife. Here's how to see it.
Life is tough in the Serengeti, but so damn exciting. Going on safari is a waiting game, but when you get you're reward, it is totally worth it.
Sick of seeing all your friends go off on amazing adventures while you work a dead end job? Well, enough of that. Read this. Now.
Orangutans are one of the most amazing animals to encounter in the world, making Borneo a travel and conservation hotspot. Here's one account of meeting orangutans.
The English have a bit of an obsession with dragons, and one man decided to go in search of them for real, taking him all the way to a trek through Komodo National Park.