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 are popular gap year destinations that everybody visits, and then there are the lesser known gems that offer truly unique experiences.
A gap year should be fun above all else, but you can also take the opportunity to make travelling a really valuable experience. Here's how.
A snowy getaway makes a nice change from sun-seeking, but what if you're not great at skiing? There are still plenty of winter options.
A trip to Africa offers the chance to see amazing animals and landscapes, sample new cuisines, meet people, and have an unforgettable adventure.
Iguassu Falls is the biggest waterfall system in the world and a must-visit for anybody making the journey to either Brazil or Argentina.
No matter how long you’re in Australia, you need to make the most of it. That means doing as many of these ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences as possible.
It's nearly 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published in the UK. Celebrate by planning a gap year Harry Potter pilgrimage.
Travel can be a brilliant way to boost your mood, so we've rounded up the happiest places on the planet to give you a few ideas for escape.
Bali is one of the best sunset destinations in the world. We've put together an expert guide to the top spots to view Bali's amazing sunsets.
Interview: Cassie DePecol is bidding to be the first documented woman to visit every country in the world, and the fastest person to ever do it.