Choosing what to do on your gap year is, frankly, bewildering. The world is stuffed to the rafters with all manner of mind-blowing sights, amazing experiences and incredible events. It can all be very daunting – admittedly in a very enjoyable way – so we’ve created this section to organise articles which suggest ideas for things to do when you’re away.
These articles often take the form of bite-size lists for any given place, for example 10 of the Coolest Things to do in Cuba, or 3 Unique Working Holidays in Sardinia, meaning you can begin breaking down countries into manageable chunks.
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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.
Guangzhou is the third largest city in China, after Beijing and Shanghai, and makes for a great stopover destination when travelling with China Southern.
Some backpackers consider 'tour' a dirty word, but there can be huge benefits to travelling as part of an organised group.
We all grew up watching Disney movies, dreaming of being transported to their incredible locations. Why not make it happen for real?
Have you been watching 'Gap Year' on E4 and getting itchy feet? We've looked at the destinations on the show and come up with some travel ideas.
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.
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.