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Full moon party HELP!Last post: July 27th 2015 at 06:32 pm by Arry
Money, Money, Money - July in Thailand!Last post: July 27th 2015 at 06:31 pm by Arry
If I start writing a blog would you read it?Last post: July 27th 2015 at 06:30 pm by Arry
Vietnam Advice Needed.Last post: July 27th 2015 at 06:18 pm by Arry
Where to go?Last post: July 27th 2015 at 06:17 pm by Arry
Travelling on crutchesLast post: July 26th 2015 at 03:49 pm by hdsimmons
Advice and ideas on teaching/volunteering Last post: July 24th 2015 at 03:31 pm by vinavolunteerservice
Volunteer tourism Last post: July 24th 2015 at 03:26 pm by vinavolunteerservice
Free (or cheap) volunteering placementsLast post: July 24th 2015 at 03:21 pm by vinavolunteerservice
Best Route Around Bali - Lombok - Gili island (typical tourist trail)Last post: July 24th 2015 at 04:23 am by desyrachmasari
Travelling Australia alone 2016Last post: July 23rd 2015 at 07:29 pm by vverity
Help!!! Travel 2017!!!Last post: July 22nd 2015 at 06:38 pm by Vicky
Getting a job on a working holidayLast post: July 22nd 2015 at 11:40 am by Arabice
another insurance question!! www.holidaysafe.co.ukLast post: July 22nd 2015 at 11:26 am by Arabice
Anyone volunteered with these companies?Last post: July 22nd 2015 at 10:40 am by Flamenco
1 month USA trip route help?Last post: July 21st 2015 at 06:24 pm by Hannah44
Would you rather... travel wide or travel deep?Last post: July 20th 2015 at 01:14 pm by Vicky
Oz Intro nov 2015. Anyone going this yearLast post: July 11th 2015 at 06:40 pm by jessicaas_97
Oz ultimate or Oz intro?Last post: July 11th 2015 at 01:30 pm by kelly shuttleworth
I need you to send me a pic of your hometown/country!‏ Last post: July 10th 2015 at 04:53 pm by jess.Mannix

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Where to go?Posted on: July 26th 2015 at 04:35 pm by Hasio
Full moon party HELP!Posted on: July 22nd 2015 at 05:14 pm by MatthewElliott1
Oz ultimate or Oz intro?Posted on: July 11th 2015 at 01:30 pm by kelly shuttleworth
Anyone volunteered with these companies?Posted on: July 9th 2015 at 09:43 pm by rickihoffman537
1 month USA trip route help?Posted on: July 9th 2015 at 05:15 pm by amybonnie_98
Oz Intro nov 2015. Anyone going this yearPosted on: July 9th 2015 at 12:38 pm by kelly shuttleworth
Getting a job on a working holidayPosted on: July 7th 2015 at 09:09 pm by DirtyDan
European Gap Year 2016Posted on: July 7th 2015 at 08:42 pm by eangels2016
Would you rather... travel wide or travel deep?Posted on: July 7th 2015 at 08:49 am by Changer
Uncle Tans Wildlife Adventure - Opinions and Prices?Posted on: July 6th 2015 at 10:11 am by maisiealice
Travel Insurance - don't even know where to begin!!Posted on: July 4th 2015 at 12:55 pm by xfrecklesx
Travelling on crutchesPosted on: July 2nd 2015 at 11:58 am by hdsimmons
Bali, Gili Islands and LombokPosted on: June 30th 2015 at 08:40 pm by Beany80
I need you to send me a pic of your hometown/country!‏ Posted on: June 30th 2015 at 04:53 am by jess.Mannix
STA Travel Boarding PassesPosted on: June 25th 2015 at 09:18 pm by LAH7
Money, Money, Money - July in Thailand!Posted on: June 20th 2015 at 09:51 pm by JennyER
ADVICE: Beginning of South America trip...Posted on: June 18th 2015 at 09:57 pm by Xwhitewidowzx
Book Review: The Power of BooksPosted on: June 17th 2015 at 11:49 pm by jennylum19
IsraelPosted on: June 15th 2015 at 11:42 am by hdsimmons
Athens, Rome, Florence, VenicePosted on: June 14th 2015 at 12:26 pm by lou_nandos

Travel Mate Requests

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Looking for travel matesPosted on: February 7th 2015 at 09:49 pm by PierreFrancois
ROADTRIP around Canada AUG 2015 Posted on: July 27th 2015 at 07:39 pm by fabiobaffi
Traveling/Interraiing in Europe Aug-Sept 2015. Looking for TravelersPosted on: July 26th 2015 at 10:52 pm by Jimmy212
Burma (via Thailand) Mid Nov - Early Dec 2015Posted on: July 27th 2015 at 09:53 am by Lottie_H
Travel Buds in Sept-Oct - 15Posted on: July 27th 2015 at 07:18 am by prash3690
Travel Partner Sept./Oct. 2015. Posted on: July 18th 2015 at 06:54 pm by maceemeags
To india in sept, looking a buddy to sharePosted on: July 26th 2015 at 08:29 pm by saltena55
Traveling through India Aug.2015!Posted on: January 8th 2015 at 11:57 pm by ttreynolds
Anyone travelling to India in August 2015?Posted on: December 18th 2014 at 06:35 pm by jennappiah
2015 summer europe interrailing!!Posted on: January 27th 2015 at 12:19 pm by jessica-anne
Europe 2016 travel partnerPosted on: July 21st 2015 at 12:14 am by joey0095
Travel Buddies for Backpacking around Europe in 2016Posted on: July 20th 2015 at 05:11 pm by CKoscher
Travel buddies for 2016!Posted on: July 11th 2015 at 12:58 am by amy_
Gap buddy 2016!Posted on: March 27th 2015 at 10:12 pm by em_vdw
Looking for a travel buddy for 2016 :)Posted on: July 13th 2015 at 08:08 am by Ellaaa
Asia 2016 travel buddies?!Posted on: June 27th 2015 at 04:15 pm by gcoops
Travelling South America in 2016Posted on: June 13th 2015 at 04:58 pm by lara.br
Australia December 2015/January 2016Posted on: March 27th 2015 at 09:10 pm by Lauren_12
looking for friends to travel with /bump into!Posted on: July 20th 2015 at 08:28 pm by leahhames

Planning Your Trip

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Insurance & Visas

Insurance & Visas

Not too sure what travel insurance to get? Chat about it with gappers in our travel insurance forum.

379 1327 another insurance question!! www.holidaysafe.co.uk
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Wed 22nd Jul 2015, 11:26 AM
Money and Fundraising

Money and Fundraising

If you want to talk about travel money, finances and how to save for your gap year then this is the forum for you.

1164 6935 Have I go this right? Budget calculation
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Wed 10th Jun 2015, 06:07 AM
Heath and Safety

Heath and Safety

We're not exactly a travel health centre but feel free to swap stories (not crabs) in this forum.

182 1283 Travelling on crutches
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Sun 26th Jul 2015, 03:49 PM
Flights and Routes

Flights and Routes

Need advice on the best RTW route via Timbuktu? The best overland path from Skegness to Sydney? This is the place for you.

5 27 Vietnam Advice Needed.
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Mon 27th Jul 2015, 06:18 PM
Booking and Buying Travel

Booking and Buying Travel

Booking and buying travel can be a bit of a minefield: use this forum to get tips on the best deals, who to book with and when.

9 25 Africa
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Sat 14th Mar 2015, 07:50 PM
Preparing to Travel

Preparing to Travel

Want to be properly prepared for your gap year? Then make sure you chat to others about your plans!

48 203 Help!!! Travel 2017!!!
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Wed 22nd Jul 2015, 06:38 PM
Inspiration and Ideas

Inspiration and Ideas

What is the maddest, coolest, most brilliant gap year idea out there? Let us know and we'll nick it.

398 2019 Where to go?
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Mon 27th Jul 2015, 06:17 PM
Travel Kit and Gadgets

Travel Kit and Gadgets

Which backpack, medical kit or shoes should you take on your gap year? Let us know what you think in our travel kit forum.

1307 6848 Phablet or Tablet & Phone?
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Mon 1st Jun 2015, 12:28 PM
Questions about Trip Planning

Questions about Trip Planning

If you have any questions about planning the trip of your lifetime, don't keep them to yourself: no query is too big or too small.

16 38 1 month USA trip route help?
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Tue 21st Jul 2015, 06:24 PM

On the Road

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Advice on Making Friends

Advice on Making Friends

As Michael Jackson once ruminated, you are not alone. Making friends is a daunting part of travelling but also incredibly rewarding.

8 67 How do you make friends while you’re travelling?
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Mon 30th Mar 2015, 05:51 AM
Staying in Touch with Home

Staying in Touch with Home

Don't neglect her Mumness, and don't forget about your friends either - you're going to need people to boast to when you return.

7 88 Leaving your brothers and sisters...
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Thu 22nd Jan 2015, 08:32 AM
Writing About Your Travels

Writing About Your Travels

Fancy yourself as a travel writer? Let us know at editor@gapyear.com and we'll see if we can publish it online.

37 134 Recording memories
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Wed 20th May 2015, 02:48 PM
Getting from A - B

Getting from A - B

Get advice and information on getting around. Help other gappers out by giving them one or two tips for the road.

62 233 Money queries, Asia
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Wed 11th Feb 2015, 12:45 PM
Hostels and Accommodation

Hostels and Accommodation

This forum is for your general chat about accommodation and hostels so share your advice and info.

70 234 Hotel Room Sharing Student Survey
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Wed 11th Feb 2015, 12:36 PM
Travel Diaries

Travel Diaries

They say the camera never lies, but it also doesn't tell the whole story. Far from it. The moral? Don't just rely on photos for memories.

832 930 Tori Oram: Update
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Sat 5th Apr 2014, 07:04 PM
Tell Everyone What You’re Doing

Tell Everyone What You’re Doing

Make us all jealous and tell us what you're up to right now and where you are. Gaptivities only please!

76 175 I need you to send me a pic of your hometown/country!‏
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Fri 10th Jul 2015, 04:53 PM
Emergencies: Help Me!

Emergencies: Help Me!

Fallen off the Trans Siberian Express? Passport eaten by a komodo dragon? Had all clothes stolen in internet cafe? We're here, talk to us.

2 26 What’s been your biggest emergency?
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Tue 13th Jan 2015, 04:51 PM
Advice on Returning Home

Advice on Returning Home

Ah, the topic whose name must not be mentioned. But this is as much a part of travelling as the pre-planning stages, take our word for it.

6 98 Fears about returning home to unemployment
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Sun 13th Jul 2014, 03:53 PM

Types of Travel

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Independent and Backpacking

Independent and Backpacking

Our general travel forum is for your generic travel chats. If it's to do with gap years then it belongs here.

3897 33603 Full moon party HELP!
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Mon 27th Jul 2015, 06:32 PM
InterRailing in Europe

InterRailing in Europe

Planning on InterRailing across Europe and want some advice, tips and info? Get chatting in our InterRailing forum.

182 524 Are you interrailing? Want to be in a BBC film?
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Tue 19th May 2015, 02:55 PM
Overland Tours

Overland Tours

Meet and chat to others who have been on an overlanding tour or are considering one in our overlanding forum.

98 243 Reykjavik to Capetown Overland trip via west & central Africa
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Thu 26th Mar 2015, 03:10 AM
Round the World

Round the World

Our round the world travel forum is the place to discuss anything and everything related to round the world trips.

5992 35015 Best Route Around Bali - Lombok - Gili island (typical tourist trail)
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Fri 24th Jul 2015, 04:23 AM
Studying Overseas

Studying Overseas

If you want some more advice and information on studying overseas then post it here in our study overseas forum.

19 51 Cádiz or León for learning Spanish?
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Sat 2nd May 2015, 06:19 AM
General Transport

General Transport

Trains, planes, automobiles and everything in between: this is where you can find out everything about any kind of transport.

3 7 Europe in a Motorhome?
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Tue 10th Feb 2015, 04:08 PM
Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel

Meet and chat to others who are thinking about getting involved in outdoor activities in our outdoors forum.

9 21 Uncle Tans Wildlife Adventure - Opinions and Prices?
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Mon 6th Jul 2015, 10:11 AM

Types of Traveller

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
16-19 Year Olds

16-19 Year Olds

This is the place to talk about your A-level results and seek clearing advice. We usually tell you to take a gap year.

14 115 What kind of gap year do you recommend?
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Fri 17th Apr 2015, 10:21 AM
About to Leave

About to Leave

Wherever you're heading on your gap year, chances are loads of other gappers are about to go too!

615 3583 Travel motivation
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Wed 10th Dec 2014, 03:12 PM
Girl Talk

Girl Talk

If you want to chat about whether you should pack your hair straighteners or not then ask the question in our female travel forum.

1136 15600 For those females that went travelling solo
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Sat 30th May 2015, 10:32 PM
Bloke Chat

Bloke Chat

Wheeyyy, lads lads lads! Girls. Football. Girls. Beer. Sex. Farts. Girls. Bear Grylls. Protein shakes. Football. Girls. BANTER.

237 10365 Thinking about leaving my girlfriend
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Tue 10th Dec 2013, 03:44 AM
Newbie Travellers

Newbie Travellers

About to take the leap of faith for the first time? Congrats, you've just found the best forum on the internet! Talk, talk, and talk some more.

6 32 First Time Travelling!
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Tue 26th May 2015, 05:53 PM
Returned Travellers

Returned Travellers

You're home, you're confident, you're worldly, you're full of wisdom, you've literally got the T-shirts - now share everything you've learnt!

1513 1663 Dana Carpano: why you should go for single sex dorms!
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Sat 23rd May 2015, 10:07 AM
Sabaticals and Career Breakers

Sabaticals and Career Breakers

If you're taking a career gap year then meet, chat and swap ideas with like-minded people in our careergappers forum.

496 2806 How easy to find work on gap year break?
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Fri 22nd May 2015, 09:03 AM
Solo Travellers

Solo Travellers

Lone wolves, welcome. This is a place to talk about anything and everything about solo travel - or winging it, as it's better known.

5 16 Oz ultimate or Oz intro?
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Sat 11th Jul 2015, 01:30 PM
Veteran Travellers

Veteran Travellers

A place to talk to the travelling pros: the guys who've been everywhere and done everything: they'll be able to answer anything.

3 49 Information about travellers with Chronic Disease.
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Tue 12th May 2015, 02:44 PM

Volunteer and Eco Travel

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
An Introduction to Volunteering

An Introduction to Volunteering

For your generic questions about volunteering then post it in our volunteer forum for advice and information.

787 2680 Advice and ideas on teaching/volunteering
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Fri 24th Jul 2015, 03:31 PM
Animals

Animals

If you want to volunteer with animals then get some advice and information in our animals forum.

166 684 Anyone volunteered with these companies?
Author:
Wed 22nd Jul 2015, 10:40 AM
Childcare and Carework

Childcare and Carework

Fancy getting paid with the chance to travel and study too? Then chat about working with children abroad.

76 247 General Au Pair Advice
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Wed 16th Oct 2013, 02:11 PM
Community Projects

Community Projects

If you want to volunteer on a community project then get some advice and information in our community projects forum.

108 239 Looking for a travel buddy for Tz 2015
Author:
Thu 13th Nov 2014, 09:07 AM
Conservation Projects

Conservation Projects

Volunteering on a conservation project is a popular gap year activity so get chatting to like-minded people.

85 289 Need info/advice on cheap volunteer work in the Seychelles!
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Wed 30th Jul 2014, 07:16 PM
Expeditions

Expeditions

To chat about expeditions, get advice and dish some out then post it in our expeditions forum.

53 127 Cycle Africa
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Mon 20th May 2013, 10:36 PM
Humanitarian Projects

Humanitarian Projects

If you want advice and information on volunteering on a humanitarian project then ask it in our humanitarian projects forum.

15 54 Travel insurance for Haiti
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Thu 4th Dec 2014, 06:52 PM
Sports Projects

Sports Projects

If you're looking at volunteering in sports coaching abroad then this sports fourm is the one for you.

27 68 Ski & Volunteer
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Sat 28th Mar 2015, 08:36 AM
Teaching

Teaching

Teaching English as a foreign language is a great gaptivity so chat and meet like-minded people here.

80 244 Tanzania free board and lodgings
Author:
Thu 19th Feb 2015, 01:39 PM
Medical Electives

Medical Electives

If you want to take part in a medial elective for part of or your whole gap year, this is the place to ask and answer questions.

2 9 Company for voluntary trip with some medical work experience?
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Tue 23rd Apr 2013, 10:54 AM

Gap Year Jobs

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
UK Jobs

UK Jobs

If you're looking for jobs in the UK or just some hints and tips then get chatting in our jobs forum.

179 582 Working Holiday Club - experiences?
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Wed 17th Jun 2015, 11:43 AM
Working Overseas

Working Overseas

Looking for a job overseas? Then you've come to the right place. Search our jobs overseas forum for advice on working abroad.

858 2786 Working in New Zealand
Author:
Tue 9th Jun 2015, 12:49 AM
Work Experience and Internships

Work Experience and Internships

In our working experience and job forum you'll find all those cool gap year jobs that you've heard about.

57 85 medical placement and travel help!!!
Author:
Sun 12th Oct 2014, 10:47 AM
Career Development

Career Development

It's a pretty tough job market out there: career development on your gap year will put you ahead. Ask questions about it here.

2 5 Explaining career gaps
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Wed 4th Mar 2015, 12:21 PM
TEFL

TEFL

Teaching English as a foreign language is a hugely popular and rewarding way to spend time abroad: talk to people about it here.

55 247 online tefl?
Author:
Tue 7th Jul 2015, 08:43 AM
Summer Camps

Summer Camps

If you're thinking about going on a summer camp or summer placement then find out more info here.

21 48 Anyone been to camp or considering going...
Author:
Tue 23rd Jun 2015, 04:05 PM

Destinations

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Australia

Australia

Australia is one of the most popular countries to travel to on a gap year and there's plenty to see and do.

4821 25146 Travelling Australia alone 2016
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Thu 23rd Jul 2015, 07:29 PM
Cambodia

Cambodia

Cambodia has it all. Ruins, temples, and the best fruit shakes in the whole of South East Asia

142 540 Cambodia or Bali?
Author:
Mon 20th Apr 2015, 06:59 AM
Canada

Canada

Canada is big. It's really big. That's why it helps speaking to people who've been there and done it on their gap year.

372 1367 Entry Via USA
Author:
Mon 27th Oct 2014, 09:58 AM
Chile

Chile

Chile is a cracking country to travel around on a gap year and no trip to South America would be complete without seeing it.

65 162 things to see
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Thu 21st May 2015, 08:46 AM
China

China

China is a bit of a challenge to travel around yet its without-a-doubt one of the most rewarding countries. See it on your gap year.

489 1882 What do you all do in Winter?
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Tue 29th Jul 2014, 01:12 PM
City Breaks

City Breaks

Whether it's Paris, Rome or New York, a city break is a great way to refresh: you don't always have to fly 20,000 miles to have fun!

12 74 A weekend in London - Money?
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Wed 20th May 2015, 02:59 PM
Cook Islands

Cook Islands

The Cook Islands. Paradise. If you want advice and information then chat to fellow gappers who've been there and done it.

44 123 Going to be in the Cook Islands this November!
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Thu 5th Jun 2014, 06:38 AM
Ecuador

Ecuador

Ecuador is a little gem and it's a really up-and-coming country in South America with lots to see and do.

66 175 Is the Galapagos worth it?
Author:
Mon 16th Jul 2012, 12:13 PM
Everything, everywhere

Everything, everywhere

For questions about ANY destination in the world, chuck it in this forum: someone will have been there first and will be able to advise!

2099 6701 Israel
Author:
Tue 7th Jul 2015, 08:41 AM
Fiji

Fiji

If you're looking to chillax on your gap year then look no further than Fiji. It's got a thriving backpacker scene.

287 1037 Fiji - Tropical Awegasm - Awesome adventures??? Anyone been on this trip???
Author:
Tue 26th May 2015, 10:58 AM
Ghana

Ghana

Ghana is one of the most popular countries to volunteer in on a gap year and there's plenty to see and do too!

57 191 Must-See Places in Ghana
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Mon 14th Oct 2013, 11:30 AM
India

India

India's not exactly small. You could easily spend a year travelling around and still not see all it has to offer on your gap year.

521 2108 india sept 2016
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Fri 10th Jul 2015, 02:27 PM
Indonesia

Indonesia

Indonesia is made up of 18,000 islands so you've got one or two to choose from on your gap year! Find out which one's best!

161 404 Bali, Gili Islands and Lombok
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Tue 7th Jul 2015, 08:23 AM
Japan

Japan

Japan is one of the craziest places you're ever likely to go so make sure you see it on your gap year.

224 846 12 Days in Tokyo
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Mon 8th Dec 2014, 05:44 AM
Kenya

Kenya

If you're after a safari on your gap year then you'll be hard pushed to look past Kenya.

51 159 Whats the airport like??
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Thu 28th Aug 2014, 01:38 PM
Laos

Laos

Laos is a bit of a backpacking Mecca for people in South East Asia and with reason, so see what it's all about.

130 734 Is Laos worth visiting?
Author:
Mon 1st Jun 2015, 12:37 PM
Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia is fast becoming as popular as Thailand and as backpackers are flocking to the country each year. Find out why.

252 947 A good night out in KL
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Thu 21st May 2015, 08:52 AM
Mexico

Mexico

Mexico is one of Central America's most exciting countries and its got everything from beaches to big cities.

101 144 Mexico route - missing anything?!
Author:
Thu 21st May 2015, 08:53 AM
New Zealand

New Zealand

If you like your adventure and extreme activities then New Zealand is the country that you want to go to on your gap year.

995 3109 General info on travelling in NZ needed please :)
Author:
Thu 21st May 2015, 08:54 AM
Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands

The Pacific Islands are a perfect break away from Oz and Nz and are a must on any gap year.

32 64 Vanuatu
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Fri 5th Oct 2012, 10:14 PM
Peru

Peru

The Inca Trail, the Nazca Lines, Machu Picchu; Peru's got it all and more on your gap year.

145 464 Peru proof of exit?
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Thu 8th Aug 2013, 11:25 PM
Singapore

Singapore

Singapore is more than just a stop-over destination on the way to Oz or Nz. It's a pretty cool destination in its own right.

132 405 Grand Prix..
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Fri 19th Jul 2013, 11:14 AM
South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is a popular gap year destination, especially if you want to volunteer, so get some advice and info before you go.

245 785 zimbabwe - national parks- are they safe?
Author:
Sat 14th Feb 2015, 07:19 AM
Thailand

Thailand

Thailand is the hot gap year destination and everyone's wanting a piece of it. Make sure you find out why before you go.

2259 10741 Money, Money, Money - July in Thailand!
Author:
Mon 27th Jul 2015, 06:31 PM
UK

UK

Find out things to see and do in the UK. You'll actually be quite surprised that there's lots to do!

180 687 Are there any cities that match this description?
Author:
Fri 5th Jun 2015, 06:49 AM
USA

USA

Fancy a road trip? The USA is one of the places to do it - explore the country on a gap year and backpack from coast to coast.

1044 4043 2 month USA roadtrip; advice please!
Author:
Mon 29th Jun 2015, 10:59 AM
Vietnam

Vietnam

If you're into your street food then you'll love Vietnam. It has arguably the best food in the whole of South East Asia.

245 914 Favourite places in Vietnam?
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Thu 26th Feb 2015, 01:46 PM

Hobbies, Interests and Culture

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Developed a new theory on the identity of the Mona Lisa? Looking for people to join your Aunt Maud's sewing circle? Talk to us.

2 6 Study Art History In Italy!
Author:
Fri 25th Jul 2008, 03:01 PM
Drama and Music

Drama and Music

Get in touch with others who like to get in touch with their creative side in our art, drama and music forum.

35 172 Backpacking with a guitar
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Thu 26th Feb 2015, 11:59 PM
Cultural Facts and Findings

Cultural Facts and Findings

Discovered a major travel faux pas the hard way? Just found out LIKE THE COOLEST FACT EVER about somewhere? Tell us, now!

7 601 Thailand Fun Facts (Part 1)
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Sat 3rd Nov 2012, 03:44 AM
Food and Drink

Food and Drink

A place to discuss all the wonderful flavours of our planet, whether it's the local brew in Vietnam or the most delicious street fare in Istanbul.

15 201 An Exciting New Start-Up For Gap Year Travellers!
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Mon 29th Dec 2014, 11:10 PM
History

History

Calling all history buffs, this is where you can talk about anything that's happened. Ever. But more specifically, really old and cool stuff.

3 25 Peru’s Kuelap site opening for travel
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Fri 19th Dec 2014, 05:29 PM
Languages

Languages

Chat to others about languages in different languages (if you can) in our languages forum.

78 341 Learning Spanish in Venezuela then travel? could be fun!
Author:
Wed 24th Jun 2015, 11:47 AM
Photography

Photography

If you have any questions - or anything to say - about photography, this is the place to do it, whether you're a total novice or a total pro.

11 49 The Official Gapyear Instagram thread!
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Wed 8th Apr 2015, 07:42 AM
Reading and Books

Reading and Books

Love reading? Or do you just want to know what the best guides are? Either way you'll find it in our books forum.

42 398 Volunteering Guidebook for Africa
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Tue 17th Feb 2015, 02:19 PM
Ski and Snowboard

Ski and Snowboard

Looking for the best places to ski and where the pow-pow's at? Find more advice and info in our ski and snowboard forum.

253 2218 New Zealand Ski season & jobs
Author:
Tue 12th May 2015, 05:37 AM
Sport, Diving and Extreme

Sport, Diving and Extreme

If you're interested in extreme / adventure sports then this is the only place you need to be.

170 691 A Warriors Journey -Martial Arts Project-
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Tue 20th Jan 2015, 01:21 PM
Writing and Blogging

Writing and Blogging

A place to discuss writing and blogging about your adventures, from crafting the perfect travel essay to building an audience for your work.

4 30 If I start writing a blog would you read it?
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Mon 27th Jul 2015, 06:30 PM
TV, Films and Gaming

TV, Films and Gaming

Urgently need to discuss the new Bruce Parry program? Found a game that's better than real life? Not seen The Beach yet? Talk.

15 1068 Watching "The Interview" with a North Korean Defector — Awkward!
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Sat 21st Feb 2015, 09:40 AM

General Chit Chat

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself

Tell us what you want to do, where you want to go, what your fave pizza topping is. Just refrain from sharing your bank details, ok?

5 27 Hello from OK, USA!
Author:
Tue 23rd Jun 2015, 02:44 PM
Ask Us Anything

Ask Us Anything

Like, literally, anything, about travel or not about travel. Use your imagination, get us thinking, what would make a great thread? Go!

15 90 Vagabonder trying to escape the Rat Race of America
Author:
Wed 6th May 2015, 07:34 PM
Get it Off Your Chest

Get it Off Your Chest

Really want to vent and get it off your chest? That's cool. We understand. Let us all know what's going on.

578 12458 Book Review: The Power of Books
Author:
Wed 17th Jun 2015, 11:49 PM
Nonsense Board

Nonsense Board

Don't want to talk about gap years? Would you rather just chat nonsense? You can do it here! Anything goes!

1776 96606 10 Year Anniversary!!!
Author:
Fri 1st May 2015, 01:41 PM
Travel Tips

Travel Tips

If you've got any hints and tips on backpacking and travelling then let us know in our travel tips forum.

652 3302 How do you guys afford to travel?
Author:
Tue 20th Jan 2015, 01:11 AM

Company Discussions

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Gapyear.com Writers Academy Pitches and Ideas

Gapyear.com Writers Academy Pitches and Ideas

A place for regular and aspiring scribes to discuss ideas for articles on gapyear.com. Share your thoughts and pitch some ideas!

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What’s Broken on Gapyear.com?

What’s Broken on Gapyear.com?

Want to act as a bit of a web developer? Let us know what's wrong and where and we'll fix it (or rather IT will).

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Thu 11th Dec 2014, 03:02 PM
Special Announcements

Special Announcements

If we've got any new features or changes to gapyear.com then we'll let you know about it here!

45 453 DELETING MY ACCOUNT
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Thu 22nd Jan 2015, 12:43 AM
How Can We Improve Gapyear.com?

How Can We Improve Gapyear.com?

What would you really like to see on the site? Honestly? Let us know and we'll try and build it (no baseball fields please).

135 472 Message boards: layout
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Wed 17th Dec 2014, 02:40 PM
Thoughts About Gapyear.com

Thoughts About Gapyear.com

Be honest and tell us what you really think. At the end of the day, we can only improve if you let us know what you're thinking!

91 477 Invitation for sharing your experiences
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Sun 22nd Mar 2015, 02:21 PM
Other Gap Year Companies

Other Gap Year Companies

A forum to discuss your experiences with gap year companies around the world.

28 167 Frontier
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Wed 10th Dec 2014, 03:50 PM

Travel Mates and Meet Ups

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Africa

Africa

Africa is a great gap year destination. If you want to meet some other gappers then look in our Africa forum.

395 1039 Volunteering in South Africa
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Sun 19th Jul 2015, 01:12 PM
Asia

Asia

Asia is awesome for a gap year and it's even more fun with other peeps so see who's heading to Asia.

3941 18388 Anyone travelling to India in August 2015?
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Sun 26th Jul 2015, 05:05 PM
Australasia

Australasia

Heading Down Under? Already enjoying Australia? Share your details here to meet others just like you!

4848 39821 Australia December 2015/January 2016
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Mon 20th Jul 2015, 09:06 PM
Central America and Caribbean

Central America and Caribbean

A Caribbean gap year would be pretty cool. It would be even cooler if a group of you did it.

236 481 Central America Gap Year 2016!!
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Thu 4th Jun 2015, 11:49 PM
Europe

Europe

Europe is a massive continent with so much to see and do. Grab a cheap flight and chat about it here!

1399 4022 2015 summer europe interrailing!!
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Sat 25th Jul 2015, 01:50 PM
Middle East

Middle East

If you're interested in going to the Middle East on your gap year then search for gappers in our Middle East forum.

79 171 Egypt 2014
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Sat 5th Apr 2014, 04:36 PM
South America

South America

South America is one of the most up-and-coming gap year destinations so find some travel buddies to go with you.

738 2436 Travelling South America in 2016
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Tue 21st Jul 2015, 12:13 PM
USA and Canada

USA and Canada

A big old place but don't fear! Arrange to meet up with other backpackers before you go or once you've arrived.

1007 2459 Looking for travel mates
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Mon 27th Jul 2015, 07:42 PM
Female Only

Female Only

Nervous about travelling solo? You're not the only one. Chat with other lasses here and meet up with them overseas.

910 2658 Japan & SE Asia 2016
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Sun 26th Apr 2015, 02:53 PM
General Travel Mates

General Travel Mates

Arrange to travel with a like-minded gappers or simply hook up with others once you're on the road.

4855 14259 ROADTRIP around Canada AUG 2015
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Mon 27th Jul 2015, 07:39 PM
InterRailing

InterRailing

Loads of gappers are planning to go off the rails with their InterRail passes. Share your itinerary and meet up with others here!

243 613 InterRailing - solo traveller
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Mon 18th May 2015, 10:06 PM
Male Only

Male Only

For blokes who want a 'No Girls Allowed' type of trip. Meet up with like-minded lads here!

14 78 Gay Travel 2013 2014
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Tue 21st May 2013, 04:06 PM
Overseas Meet Ups

Overseas Meet Ups

If you're looking to meet up with people overseas then meet some friendly gappers in this forum.

787 1432 alone in London!
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Tue 12th May 2015, 10:21 AM
Round the World

Round the World

Don't want to travel round the world on your own? Post your plans here and find your perfect travel mate.

2501 11914 ROUND THE WORLD 2016
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Wed 24th Jun 2015, 10:53 AM
Ski and Snowboard Seasons

Ski and Snowboard Seasons

Are you looking for fellow skiers? Post your season plans here and sort out get-togethers with fellow snowies.

58 144 Need someone to come skiing with me on the 4th of April 2015 to France
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Fri 20th Mar 2015, 05:04 PM
Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Share your summer camp dreams with other soon-to-be or already-are campers. Make friends before you even get to camp!

21 174 Summer Camp Applications 101
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Mon 26th Mar 2012, 08:15 PM