The travel world has its celebrities just like any other industry, and we love them, because they inspire us to travel, and that’s always a good thing, right?
Some of the most famous travellers from back in the day include Christopher Columbus, Captain James Cook and Charles Darwin, all of whom paved the way for modern day explorers. Nowadays we have the likes of Michael Palin, Paul Theroux and, um, Kate Humble, who are equally, if not less, intrepid.
Perhaps one day you’ll be a famous traveller. But you need to travel first, so have a browse of these articles to inspire you, and then book that ticket! And if you’ve already travelled, book another one!
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.
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.
From the dawn of adventure through to the present day, women have played a vital role in our discovery of the world. Here are some of the most badass female travellers.
A Brief Visual History of Travel: gapyear.com presents the epic journey of the human race, from the plains of Africa to the beckoning universe, and beyond.
The gapyear.com community Tweeted in their questions for Saunders and Ollie and they answered. Although, Ollie wasn't too keen on the hostel sex one by the looks.
Ansel Adams was one of the greatest black and white landscape photographers of our time; here we highlight the most beautiful work of his extensive career.
Gap years are so popular that even a few super celebs have take one. Brendan Wan tells us what celebrities have donned their backpack and gone travelling.
The history of the gap year is long and rich. Gap years have come along since they first started in the 1960s, but the question is, when did it all start?
Reading and travelling come hand-in-hand; that's why you're going to want to know about our top travel books. Each makes perfect reading on your gap year.