In this section you’ll find articles dedicated to any sort of travel which involves some kind of adventure or sport, be that bungee jumping in New Zealand, skydiving in Australia, skiing in Argentina, trekking in the Himalayas, InterRailing in Europe or hiking in South America.
Travel is active by its very nature, but you’ll probably find once you’re on your gap year that your confidence will soar with your newfound independence, and you’ll find yourself taking on challenges that you never dreamed you were capable of before going away.
The world is full of awesome adventures, either ones which had been experienced by many thousands of people, like hiking the Inca Trail in Peru, or ones which are completely new and unique, like travelling from London to Brighton in a tuk tuk. Travel, like everything else in life, is what you make of it; how far you push yourself is entirely down to you.
Whether you're thinking of incorporating the Kilimanjaro climb into a gap year or a one-off event, here's some tips from the Machame Route, to food and altitude sickness.
A million people a year visit Machu Picchu, but only 8,000 see Ciudad Perdida, Colombia's 'Lost City.' This is true off-the-beaten-track travel.
Learning to surf is one of the coolest things you can do. You look awesome, keep fit, and hang around on beaches. These are the best places to do it.
9,258km, 28 days, three countries, 10 time zones and five overnight stops. The Trans-Siberian Railway is an epic journey like no other.
Scuba diving is one of the best things you'll ever do, but getting PADI open water certified can be daunting. Here's what you should expect.
Many people visit Australia without seeing the Great Barrier Reef, even though snorkeling and diving there can be the experience of a lifetime.
You might think overlanding as part of a group goes against the rules of solo backpacking. Here's why you should consider revising that opinion.
Adventure travel is the ultimate travelling experience for thrill seekers. But is it a good idea to take a class or two before getting involved?
Vietnam and Cambodia are popular gap year destinations, but few people travel across them by push bike. Becky Khalil did exactly that.
Is 30 years old too late to go skiing for the first time? Chloe, a seasoned adventurer and daredevil, decided to hit the slopes and find out for herself.