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.
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.
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.
It can get harder to travel as you get older. We've put together a list of places to see before you're 30, so you won't feel like you've missed out.
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.
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.