There is something intrinsically satisfying about making an epic journey. It is travel in its purest form, movement for movement’s sake. The sights along the way are important, they give the whole thing some context, but the real reward is just making it from A to B. Or A to Z, rather.
People have been making epic journeys for thousands of years and the trend is still as popular as ever, as evidenced by all the articles in this section, which detail various adventures, whether it’s driving from London to Brighton in a tuk tuk or climbing the highest mountain in the world.
The options are simply infinite. All you have to do is find two points on a map and connect them, though obviously some parts of the world are more popular than others. Hiking the Inca Trail, for example, is always going to be more attractive than cycling through Antarctica, though admittedly the latter would be far more impressive! The world is your oyster.
The English have a bit of an obsession with dragons, and one man decided to go in search of them for real, taking him all the way to a trek through Komodo National Park.
The Great Ocean Road is considered one of the greatest road trips in the world. Here are some of the absolutely incredible stops along the way you shouldn't miss.
Travellers always want to find something new, but few stray as far north as the Arctic. Here's a short account of making the perilous journey with a bad hangover.
Tierra del Fuego at the bottom of South America is one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. Here some things you absolutely need to know before you go there.
An InterRail pass can put all of Europe at your itchy backpacking fingertips. Here's a firsthand guide to the best European destinations to visit if you're a gapper short on time.
Uruma Takezawa went on a long journey to discover himself, the world, and take some of the most stunning travel photographs you will ever see in your life.
After weeks of punishing hikes, wicked whale-watching, and putting away endless delicious food, this backpacker has a few important lessons to impart about red hot Chile.
Iceland is an increasingly popular gap year destination, and for good reason. Here's a quick list of 7 things to do in Iceland that you'd be simply crazy to even consider missing.
When US Highway 66 was completed in 1926, the minds behind it probably didn't realise that they had created a future novelty goldmine for avid roadtripper tourists.
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.