Something about travelling just unleashes the crazy person in us. Probably the unbounded freedom removing inhibitions, the lack of normal routine contributing to lack of normal behaviour. Anyway, enough of the armchair psychology, all that matters is that on your gap year you’ll be much more prone to trying out extreme and adrenaline fuelled activities.
These could range between skydiving, bungee jumping, surfing, skiing, sand-boarding, snowboarding, jet-boating, white water rafting, scuba diving and more. People are remarkably inventive when it comes to finding fun ways to get the heart pumping, so before you even finished this sentence there will be some other new way to get a natural high.
The articles in this section are all about exactly those kinds of activities. Even if you can never see yourself leaping from a plane, or being swallowed by massive waves, you should have a look anyway – you may just surprise yourself when you’re actually on your gap year.
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.
When Vicki found herself missing her family at Christmas on her gap year in Japan she decided to distract herself. By hitting the slopes!
Nicaragua isn't high on a lot of backpacker lists, but that doesn't mean it should be ignored. Here are 5 things in Nicaragua you definitely shouldn't miss out on.
With its abundance of theme parks, amazing natural scenery and seafront location, you’ll find adventure activities at every turn on the Gold Coast, Australia.
The beautiful world beneath the waves of the Red Sea is a bustling metropolis of marine life. Take a sneak peek through a scuba diver's lens into this vibrant aquatic landscape.
Nothing compares to the absurdly terrifying and absolutely exhilarating experience that is a bungee jump. To step off that platform is to win and lose a battle at the same time.
Did you know you can go skiing in Japan? You can! And it's awesome! This guide has everything you need to know about taking advantage of the fine, tubular Asian powder.
After 14 years of school, A-Levels and University, Lawrence knew that he wanted to go on a gap year, and there are few better ways to spend it than scuba diving in Madagascar.
Canada is king when it comes to snow and skiing, but there's a whole bunch of other fantastic reasons you should visit, whether it's sunny out or snowing like crazy.
Sandboarding, for the uninitiated, takes two forms. You can either stand strapped to a snowboard, or lie on a piece of plywood and go down head first. Either are amazing fun.