Perhaps unsurprisingly, here at gapyear.com we all firmly believe taking some time out to explore the world is one of the greatest things you could ever do. You’ll learn about new cultures, experience adventures that you’ll tell your grandkids about and your general confidence will rocket.
In this section you’ll find a bunch of awesome articles, wicked videos and stunning photos which are all geared towards inspiring you to make that life-changing leap of faith. We have top recommendations for things to see and do in amazing locations all over the world, anecdotes from people who have been there and done it and even suggestions for inspirational TV programmes and movies to watch before you go.
Once you’ve decided to take a gap year everything else will begin to fall into place. If you have no money you’ll begin to save, if you have no idea where to go you’ll begin to research, but before you can do any of that you have to make the fundamental decision to take a gap year.
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.
Backpacking and gap year travel is considered something for those aged 18+ only. How hard is it to go travelling if you're 17 years old?
Every traveller dreams of hitting the open road, so we've put together a quick list of the best road trips in the world that you can take this summer.
Not being able to speak the local language is one of the scariest aspects of travelling. First-timers could try these English-speaking countries first.
Backpackers are obsessed with budgets and saving as much money as possible. But is this harming the people and places we visit?
Guangzhou is the third largest city in China, after Beijing and Shanghai, and makes for a great stopover destination when travelling with China Southern.
If you're still cross you never got the invite to Hogwarts, take matters into your own hands by doing a Harry Potter tour of London.
Some backpackers consider 'tour' a dirty word, but there can be huge benefits to travelling as part of an organised group.
Amy Baker quit her job to go travelling across South America, and her story has now been published. We caught up with her to talk adventure.
We all grew up watching Disney movies, dreaming of being transported to their incredible locations. Why not make it happen for real?