Taking a gap year is a big step and a big commitment. Anyone who has been on one will have quickly realised that it is nothing like a normal holiday, when you just dip your toes into a place and jet back home a week later. It becomes your life, and there is a lot to take in and learn.
In this section you’ll find a huge amount of advice on taking a gap year, right from how to cope with leaving friends and family all the way to finding work and utilising your new worldly skills once you’re back home.
We have articles on how to deal with grumpy backpackers, articles brimming with advice for specifically female and specifically male travellers, articles advising how to meet people on the road, articles on how to find work on your gap year and even articles about gapyear.com!
At 26 years old, Kate McWilliams is the youngest commercial airline captain in the world, and Luke Elsworth, 19, is one of the UK's youngest pilots.
Travelling solo is awesome. Tough, trying, and exhausting, but absolutely brilliant. Vicky has been doing it for over two years. Here are her tips.
Travelling solo is one of those things that seems scarier in theory than in actual practice. We’re here to give you the pep talk for your solo adventure.
Miranda Lee spent four months travelling around Europe on a double decker bus as part of an internship like no other. Here's what she has to say.
Many dream of escaping their unhappy lives, yet few ever do it. Craig Stone did it three times. We talked to him about how to make it happen.
Preparing to leave on your travels can be incredibly stressful. Here's a complete list of questions you need to be able to answer before you go.
What do camp counselors really get up to at Summer Camp? Rebecca Root spills the beans and tells us all about it... and it's not all about looking after kids.
Instagram can makes backpacking look nothing but glamorous and exciting, when the reality can be very different. We explore the Instagram lies.
When you travel you're supposed to seek adventure and make incredible memories. But what if you're destined to be nothing but a lazy traveller?
Travelling with a partner can be the best way to see the world, or it can make you argue over nonsense. My girlfriend and I argued over nonsense.