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.
Namibia is a well-known destination for thrill seekers, but it's also home to incredible wildlife, landscapes and African culture. Don't miss out!
There’s never been a more important time to travel. There are many ways to enjoy meaningful travel that can actually help the world around you.
Animal experiences can be an amazing part of your gap year, but it can be difficult to know if a company is ethical or not. Here's what to look for.
A trip to Africa offers the chance to see amazing animals and landscapes, sample new cuisines, meet people, and have an unforgettable adventure.
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.