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Travel buddy appLast post: April 29th 2016 at 01:51 pm by vsars
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Australia July 2016! Farm work?!Last post: April 29th 2016 at 07:33 am by michelle1010
Social MediaLast post: April 29th 2016 at 01:29 am by matthew91
Moved to Hanoi!Last post: April 28th 2016 at 04:39 pm by Jon Davies
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How many pairs of shoes do you take travelling?Last post: April 27th 2016 at 07:58 pm by lou_nandos
Join me on my gap year in Europe 2017!Last post: April 27th 2016 at 05:17 pm by Jon Davies
PakistanLast post: April 27th 2016 at 04:57 pm by zohair
Trains in CroatiaLast post: April 27th 2016 at 04:56 pm by Jon Davies
Thailand & Australia 2016Last post: April 27th 2016 at 04:53 pm by Jon Davies
Australia Sep 2016 Advice?!Last post: April 27th 2016 at 11:17 am by Hannahg_96
Australia 12 months travelling alone Last post: April 26th 2016 at 02:51 pm by markdarby
Should I hit up OZ alone?Last post: April 25th 2016 at 06:27 pm by ozmeister
Travelling Australia alone 2016Last post: April 25th 2016 at 03:40 pm by frenchnese
34 and plotting - what to consider?Last post: April 24th 2016 at 04:14 pm by Juan1980
Is 33 too old to take a career break to go travelling?Last post: April 22nd 2016 at 11:35 am by hdsimmons
Nursing opportunities Asia/America/AnywhereLast post: April 21st 2016 at 03:21 am by Vezzarina
Travel Buddies from the UK?Last post: April 20th 2016 at 07:47 pm by MartinaLou
Traveling to USALast post: April 20th 2016 at 06:21 pm by Ahmad_1985

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Travel buddy appPosted on: April 29th 2016 at 01:51 pm by vsars
Travel Buddy for 2017Posted on: April 29th 2016 at 12:37 pm by naisnnud16
Social MediaPosted on: April 29th 2016 at 01:29 am by matthew91
Thailand & Australia 2016Posted on: April 27th 2016 at 11:23 am by Hannahg_96
Should I hit up OZ alone?Posted on: April 25th 2016 at 06:27 pm by ozmeister
Australia July 2016! Farm work?!Posted on: April 25th 2016 at 05:50 pm by Laura1607
Moved to Hanoi!Posted on: April 21st 2016 at 06:43 am by Travel_gavin
Nursing opportunities Asia/America/AnywherePosted on: April 21st 2016 at 03:21 am by Vezzarina
Travel Buddies from the UK?Posted on: April 20th 2016 at 07:47 pm by MartinaLou
Traveling to USAPosted on: April 20th 2016 at 06:21 pm by Ahmad_1985
TRAVEL FRIENDSPosted on: April 18th 2016 at 04:23 pm by Michael C
Thailand June 2016Posted on: April 18th 2016 at 07:21 am by Sabrinac016
Interrail July/AugustPosted on: April 17th 2016 at 05:17 pm by oithatsmytardis
Australia late 2016 early 2017 working gap year. Buddy needed!!Posted on: April 17th 2016 at 09:53 am by -G-R-E-G-
Trains in CroatiaPosted on: April 16th 2016 at 08:26 am by markrogers
August 2016 InterrailPosted on: April 15th 2016 at 11:01 pm by aiden_94
Join me on my gap year in Europe 2017!Posted on: April 15th 2016 at 10:42 pm by romany_monique
ISO Travel Buddy(ies)Posted on: April 15th 2016 at 09:33 pm by Neeser60
Where would you say was the safest non generic place to go for a gap year?Posted on: April 15th 2016 at 05:53 am by KateAnderson
Overnight cruising in Ha Long Bay to be banned 'soon'Posted on: April 15th 2016 at 03:33 am by Aliceteddy

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Looking for someone to travel with in 2017Posted on: January 10th 2016 at 07:04 pm by Poppy Cooke
South East Asia travel partner 2017Posted on: February 11th 2016 at 07:21 pm by katetaberham
looking for travel buddy/ies from summer 2017 Posted on: April 19th 2016 at 10:52 pm by RosieWishart
Aus 2017Posted on: April 26th 2016 at 10:01 pm by Mark Heddle
USA Travel Buddy May - Aug 2016Posted on: April 28th 2016 at 02:20 am by MicaL13
Looking for travel buddies from Peru to Brazil late June-Mid SeptemberPosted on: April 27th 2016 at 10:38 am by ywwonglp
Europe Summer 2016 (May + June)Posted on: April 27th 2016 at 01:19 am by petitelux
Interrail this August/September (2016)Posted on: April 25th 2016 at 06:32 pm by charliewin1
Looking for people to travel with to South America June-late August 2016.Posted on: December 31st 2015 at 04:50 pm by anna-rose96
Asia September 2016 :)Posted on: April 25th 2016 at 09:32 pm by Richie910
INTERRAILING AND POTENTIAL GAP YEARPosted on: November 2nd 2015 at 10:54 pm by evajean123
Need A Gap Year Buddy 2017/18Posted on: April 25th 2016 at 04:16 pm by helenaxxx
INDIA Oct/Nov 2016 travel mate? :)Posted on: April 7th 2016 at 09:16 am by Ruta
Volunteering with Cheetahs in South AfricaPosted on: April 25th 2016 at 07:58 am by gia111
Interrailing July/AugustPosted on: January 29th 2016 at 12:42 pm by alicehoy
Hiking in August/SeptemberPosted on: April 24th 2016 at 04:39 pm by AntonBG
Want to find travel partner/group for Europe Summer 2016!!Posted on: March 25th 2016 at 08:59 pm by Katie Day
UK Road Trip!Posted on: April 24th 2016 at 02:50 pm by MJA_44
Australia Sept 2016Posted on: March 10th 2016 at 08:25 pm by Piafox
East coast to west coast americaPosted on: February 21st 2016 at 07:17 pm by OprahsCameraGuy

Planning Your Trip

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Insurance & Visas

Insurance & Visas

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

382 1325 Australian working holiday visa - help please :)
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Wed 13th Apr 2016, 09:56 PM
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.

1169 6938 norwich and Peterborough bank
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Mon 14th Mar 2016, 06:35 PM
Health and Safety

Health and Safety

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

185 1287 Uganda
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Sat 2nd Apr 2016, 03:18 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.

7 34 Best routes round SE Asia?
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Sat 20th Feb 2016, 08:10 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.

12 25 about 16 days in Vietnam and Cambodia
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Sat 19th Mar 2016, 02:22 AM
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!

57 262 Australia 12 months travelling alone
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Tue 26th Apr 2016, 02:51 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.

400 2031 Crazy 10 day adventure in Colombia
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Fri 15th Apr 2016, 05:56 AM
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 6838 NEW Backpackers Drinks Cooler+Gadget input
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Tue 22nd Sep 2015, 02:28 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.

23 62 Central America around October
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Sat 2nd Apr 2016, 03:23 PM

On the Road

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
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.

38 136 Solo traveling at the age of 18: 6 months in Continental Europe
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Thu 28th Jan 2016, 02:22 AM
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.

73 239 Reccomendations for Vancouver
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Tue 9th Feb 2016, 11:50 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.

832 931 Ollie Warner: Middle, South Vietnam and into Cambodia
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Fri 19th Feb 2016, 11:09 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!

77 176 USA Summer Camp!!
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Wed 2nd Mar 2016, 10:41 AM
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.

4 28 asdfasg1111111111111111111
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Thu 24th Mar 2016, 09:46 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.

4010 33783 Travel buddy app
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2 hours, 3 minutes ago
InterRailing in Europe

InterRailing in Europe

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

196 557 Treveling europe..Alone
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Wed 27th Apr 2016, 08:02 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.

5993 34950 Vietnamese cuisine
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Fri 15th Apr 2016, 04:37 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.

20 52 Advice for an Academic Gap Year
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Thu 31st Dec 2015, 12:11 PM
General Transport

General Transport

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

4 8 Driving Europe - insurance and breakdown cover
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Tue 11th Aug 2015, 12:27 PM
Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel

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

18 35 Interrail July/August
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Sun 17th Apr 2016, 05:17 PM

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.

17 119 Holiday Jobs For Under 18’s
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Sun 20th Mar 2016, 07:56 PM
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 3571 Brisbane, 5th Jan 2016!
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Mon 23rd Nov 2015, 11:43 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.

1132 15555 Straighteners/hair dryer... convince my travelling buddy to leave them at h
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Wed 26th Aug 2015, 10:01 PM
Bloke Chat

Bloke Chat

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

237 10366 Bikini Wearing
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Fri 11th Sep 2015, 11:23 PM
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.

13 40 Newbie, Solo Traveller
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Mon 7th Mar 2016, 12:55 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
Sabbaticals and Career Breakers

Sabbaticals 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.

501 2846 34 and plotting - what to consider?
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Sun 24th Apr 2016, 04:14 PM
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.

9 22 Should I hit up OZ alone?
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Mon 25th Apr 2016, 06:27 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

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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.

792 2687 Best volunteering programs??
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Sun 3rd Apr 2016, 08:56 PM
Animals

Animals

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

165 680 Anyone volunteered with these companies?
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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.

76 246 Nursing opportunities Asia/America/Anywhere
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Thu 21st Apr 2016, 03:21 AM
Community Projects

Community Projects

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

108 240 The leap travel company
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Wed 12th Aug 2015, 05:03 PM
Conservation Projects

Conservation Projects

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

87 289 Do anybody have experience with GoEco
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Sun 20th Mar 2016, 11:49 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 55 How much for volunteering....
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Fri 11th Dec 2015, 03:55 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.

82 244 Book Donating
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Sun 15th Nov 2015, 02:31 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.

180 584 Working Holiday Club - experiences?
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Wed 9th Mar 2016, 03:07 PM
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.

864 2792 Please help - working visa for Australia completed, want to go back but no evidence because farm has been sold
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Wed 13th Apr 2016, 12:22 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!!!
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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 7 Explaining career gaps
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Mon 7th Mar 2016, 03:53 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.

55 249 online tefl?
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Sun 27th Sep 2015, 06:18 PM
Summer Camps

Summer Camps

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

22 50 Summer Camp in the U.S. as a teacher
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Mon 15th Feb 2016, 06:33 PM

Destinations

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
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.

4825 25106 Australia Sep 2016 Advice?!
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Wed 27th Apr 2016, 11:17 AM
Cambodia

Cambodia

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

143 542 Bus from Bangkok to Cambodia or Plane
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Mon 28th Dec 2015, 03:10 PM
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.

374 1371 BUNAC Canada - Late Twenties??
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Thu 25th Feb 2016, 03:13 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.

66 164 South America short trip
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Fri 15th Apr 2016, 06:50 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 1884 China budget travel post = READ FIRST!
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Sat 12th Sep 2015, 12:29 AM
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!

13 76 Christmas Markets & Berlin
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Mon 21st Sep 2015, 08:41 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.

44 122 COOK ISLANDS - ARE YOU GOING???
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Tue 2nd Feb 2016, 09:24 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?
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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!

2105 6711 Pakistan
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Wed 27th Apr 2016, 04:57 PM
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.

285 1036 Fiji 10th September
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Tue 2nd Feb 2016, 09:24 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.

527 2110 Kolkata
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Mon 21st Mar 2016, 07:33 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 Need your help to participate: Travel & Tourism academic survey
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Sun 9th Aug 2015, 01:37 PM
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?
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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.

251 947 Malaysian Borneo - Sipadan and Danum Valley
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Mon 4th Apr 2016, 07:57 AM
Mexico

Mexico

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

102 144 sailing / island hopping in Sea of Cortez
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Sun 13th Sep 2015, 02:07 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 3100 Kiwi Experience £380 for travel around both islands good?
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Fri 7th Aug 2015, 07:52 PM
Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands

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

34 65 Sailing in Tahiti and French Polynesia
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Wed 30th Mar 2016, 06:09 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?
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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.

2267 10756 we can be friends in Thailand .
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Sat 16th Apr 2016, 10:27 AM
UK

UK

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

180 688 Are there any cities that match this description?
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Thu 4th Feb 2016, 09:07 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.

1042 4038 2 month USA roadtrip; advice please!
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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.

247 921 Moved to Hanoi!
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Thu 28th Apr 2016, 04:39 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!
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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.

35 171 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.

78 342 where to learn spainsh costa rica??
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Tue 20th Oct 2015, 05:00 PM
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.

254 2225 info please
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Tue 18th Aug 2015, 12:43 PM
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.

171 691 Trekking Everest 2016
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Thu 18th Feb 2016, 08:12 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 32 If I start writing a blog would you read it?
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Fri 19th Feb 2016, 03:54 AM
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?

12 47 Ciao! 24YO guy here! :-)
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Sun 3rd Apr 2016, 07:48 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 88 Vagabonder trying to escape the Rat Race of America
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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.

580 12455 Bored- did anyone else feel this way?
Author:
Fri 19th Feb 2016, 04:28 AM
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 96599 New Year’s Resolutions?
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Wed 6th Jan 2016, 12:33 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?
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Fri 19th Feb 2016, 04:22 AM

Company Discussions

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
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).

192 724 Old thread deletion
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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!

45 444 How do i delete my account?
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Fri 27th Nov 2015, 03:07 PM
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 Is Xtremegapyear.com a good company?
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Wed 23rd Mar 2016, 01:58 AM

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.

400 1043 Volunteering with Cheetahs in South Africa
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Mon 25th Apr 2016, 07:58 AM
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.

4002 18566 South East Asia travel partner 2017
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3 hours, 26 minutes ago
Australasia

Australasia

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

4888 39696 looking for travel buddy/ies from summer 2017
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Thu 28th Apr 2016, 08:28 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.

239 485 Central America summer 2015
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Sat 26th Mar 2016, 01:52 PM
Europe

Europe

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

1443 4120 Interrailing July/August
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Sun 24th Apr 2016, 08:49 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.

751 2467 Looking for travel buddies from Peru to Brazil late June-Mid September
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Wed 27th Apr 2016, 10:38 AM
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.

1071 2458 USA Travel Buddy May - Aug 2016
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Thu 28th Apr 2016, 02:20 AM
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.

913 2668 SE Asia August 2016!
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Sun 27th Mar 2016, 03:48 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.

5053 14760 Looking for someone to travel with in 2017
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3 hours, 22 minutes ago
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!

244 613 InterRailing buddies wanted :)
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Sun 27th Mar 2016, 04:40 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.

788 1432 il be going america in july then wanna find someone to travel with
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Sun 13th Sep 2015, 06:30 PM
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.

2508 11919 RTW - Backpack - Nov 16’ -> jan 17’
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Tue 23rd Feb 2016, 07:54 PM
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.

60 145 Ski holiday
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Fri 1st Jan 2016, 08:05 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!

22 178 USA Summer Camp anyone?
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Sun 13th Mar 2016, 07:09 PM