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.
Spending Christmas abroad while travelling can be tough, but it doesn't need to be depressing. Make travelling at Christmas an opportunity.
When you travel you'll often have small realisations or moments of epiphany that make you realise why you went backpacking in the first place.
A winter break from school, university, or work can be the perfect time to go travelling. Here are some ideas for where to escape to this Christmas.
It's considered by many to be dangerous, but hitchhiking in Iceland is part of the culture, and a perfect way to see this amazing country.
Travelling solo is always an amazing experience, but some countries make it easier than others. Here's a quick guide to top solo destinations.
Sarah visited Colombia as an after thought on a long trip through South America, what she didn't expect to find was beautiful scenery, warm hearts and a new holiday romance...
Backpacking South America on a budget? It is possible, if you know where to go and what to look for. Luckily, we're here to help you out.
Israel doesn't appear on many travel bucket lists, but it's full of incredible sights and experiences that you really won't find anywhere else in the world.
The journey from the UK to Australia is notoriously epic, but it used to be much, much worse. Here's a quick history of how we travel to Australia.
Belgrade, capital of Serbia, is a city full of amazing history, culture, and nightlife. It's also impossible to navigate, even if you have a map.