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TRAVEL BUDDY South America, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand 2017Last post: July 28th 2016 at 06:57 pm by alice_2898
Advice on a brief eurotrip routeLast post: July 28th 2016 at 05:13 am by Kiwi_hayley
Australian Second Year VisaLast post: July 28th 2016 at 04:29 am by ashleighb23
Mexico and central AmericaLast post: July 27th 2016 at 08:50 pm by Lucy789
Cancun June-July 2015Last post: July 27th 2016 at 08:45 pm by Lucy789
Australia Oct 2016! Last post: July 27th 2016 at 08:23 pm by sasha_mat
Australia working visaLast post: July 27th 2016 at 08:19 pm by sasha_mat
Hong Kong anyone?Last post: July 27th 2016 at 02:14 pm by fayelou.
AustraliaLast post: July 27th 2016 at 08:06 am by Emmaj358
Australia September 2016Last post: July 26th 2016 at 09:44 pm by Waters1284
Anyone else planning on working in Australia for a year?Last post: July 26th 2016 at 11:59 am by Emmaj358
I'm in South America, heading to the USA. Who else is around?! Last post: July 26th 2016 at 02:48 am by JasonduaH
travel starting June 2017!!!Last post: July 25th 2016 at 11:28 pm by livinglikelauren
Australia Sep 2016 Advice?!Last post: July 25th 2016 at 08:39 pm by kayleyjparker21
Seeking traveling buddies for a west coast roadtrip 2017Last post: July 25th 2016 at 03:13 pm by Gabbyc
Counterstrike GimpsLast post: July 25th 2016 at 03:09 pm by kabbomoy
Travelling Australia 2017Last post: July 24th 2016 at 02:00 pm by Joshua-Berg
I invite Japanese people all ages from JapanLast post: July 22nd 2016 at 06:15 pm by welcometoegypt

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TRAVEL BUDDY South America, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand 2017Posted on: July 28th 2016 at 06:57 pm by alice_2898
Advice on a brief eurotrip routePosted on: July 28th 2016 at 05:13 am by Kiwi_hayley
Australian Second Year VisaPosted on: July 28th 2016 at 04:29 am by ashleighb23
Mexico and central AmericaPosted on: July 27th 2016 at 08:50 pm by Lucy789
Australia working visaPosted on: July 27th 2016 at 08:19 pm by sasha_mat
Hong Kong anyone?Posted on: July 26th 2016 at 12:09 pm by Violet
I'm in South America, heading to the USA. Who else is around?! Posted on: July 26th 2016 at 02:48 am by JasonduaH
travel starting June 2017!!!Posted on: July 25th 2016 at 11:28 pm by livinglikelauren
AustraliaPosted on: July 25th 2016 at 07:07 pm by kayleyjparker21
I invite Japanese people all ages from JapanPosted on: July 22nd 2016 at 06:15 pm by welcometoegypt
I invite you and all your European & American & Japanese friends Posted on: July 22nd 2016 at 06:06 pm by welcometoegypt
Travelling Australia 2017Posted on: July 21st 2016 at 12:35 pm by Joshua-Berg
Inter railing August 2016 Posted on: July 20th 2016 at 07:14 am by harrydrinkh20
Backpacking through EuropePosted on: July 18th 2016 at 12:51 am by SBICKART
Melbourne through to Cairns 2017Posted on: July 17th 2016 at 11:00 pm by aylaabrasso95
Interrail/European Travel 2017Posted on: July 17th 2016 at 04:37 pm by charliewin1
Free Road travel - looking for company for Czech, Hungary and Austria. Posted on: July 15th 2016 at 12:17 pm by covertheworld
SE Asia, August starting with vietnamPosted on: July 15th 2016 at 06:10 am by Annie Phillips

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New Zealand/Asia/Europe 2017Posted on: July 25th 2016 at 03:33 pm by Izzy29
AmsterdamPosted on: June 22nd 2016 at 12:46 pm by t987
Looking to travel Vietnam/indonesia/Thailand September 2016 Posted on: July 28th 2016 at 07:30 am by joed234
Europe January 2017Posted on: July 27th 2016 at 02:51 pm by jdlr
Australia and New ZealandPosted on: March 25th 2016 at 05:52 pm by maddie2802
Travel Mates for 2017 Posted on: July 26th 2016 at 01:29 pm by Georgiauppal
Interrail this August/September (2016)Posted on: April 25th 2016 at 06:32 pm by charliewin1
SE Asia August 2016!Posted on: March 27th 2016 at 03:48 pm by Nicoleshari93
Want to see USA and/or Australia in 2017!Posted on: July 26th 2016 at 10:03 am by MikeArm_20
Europe September 2016Posted on: July 26th 2016 at 06:32 am by Sh.sh
Bit of travel 1st-17th September ishPosted on: July 12th 2016 at 09:44 am by Tashiey
Looking at South America October 2016 Posted on: July 22nd 2016 at 11:53 pm by Christian Philpot
12 month USA trip Cheap StylePosted on: July 17th 2016 at 10:33 pm by DannyBoy98
Gap Year Travel Buddies For 2016/2017!Posted on: July 19th 2016 at 03:01 am by an12346
2017 Travel PartnerPosted on: June 14th 2016 at 09:31 am by Logan.I
Traveling 2017 Buddies Wanted!!!!Posted on: July 18th 2016 at 01:24 am by SBICKART
InterRailing buddies wantedPosted on: March 27th 2016 at 05:01 pm by Emily Snowden
London--> Amsterdam 2017Posted on: July 23rd 2016 at 05:23 pm by LeeMakaveli
Looking for Travel Buddy(s) Asia August 2016Posted on: July 23rd 2016 at 11:17 am by FreelanceLeon1990
Eastern Europe 2016Posted on: July 23rd 2016 at 09:55 am by Suzymurphy

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.

384 1326 2nd year working visa australia
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Thu 7th Jul 2016, 04:41 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.

1171 6939 1 Year Oz - Best way to take funds?
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Wed 13th Jul 2016, 08:31 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.

186 1287 GIRLS - traveling and the pill?!
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Wed 6th Jul 2016, 10:18 AM
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.

8 34 Advice on a brief eurotrip route
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Thu 28th Jul 2016, 05:13 AM
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!

60 274 Australia alone in September
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Tue 19th Jul 2016, 05:59 AM
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.

25 66 help!!
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Tue 21st Jun 2016, 11:31 AM

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.

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

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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.

4061 33892 TRAVEL BUDDY South America, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand 2017
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Thu 28th Jul 2016, 06:57 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.

198 563 Treveling europe..Alone
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Thu 7th Jul 2016, 12:40 AM
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.

5994 34950 RTW trip
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Tue 31st May 2016, 07:48 PM
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.

23 39 Mongol rally 2017
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Fri 8th Jul 2016, 05:45 AM

Types of Traveller

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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.

18 121 Looking for someone to travel with for a few weeks during summer 2016
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Fri 17th Jun 2016, 07:39 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!

616 3571 Two Travellers going to Sydney
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Wed 18th May 2016, 10:10 AM
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 Hair removal whilst travelling - what to do??
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Mon 11th Jul 2016, 06:35 PM
Bloke Chat

Bloke Chat

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

236 10366 Counterstrike Gimps
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Mon 25th Jul 2016, 03:09 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.

15 44 looking for someone to travel with
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Mon 20th Jun 2016, 05:02 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 2854 Is 33 too old to take a career break to go travelling?
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Wed 6th Jul 2016, 11:39 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.

10 23 Free Road travel - looking for company for Czech, Hungary and Austria.
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Fri 15th Jul 2016, 12:17 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 2688 Beware Original Volunteers and similar companies..
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Tue 19th Jul 2016, 12:54 PM
Animals

Animals

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

166 681 Anyone volunteered with these companies?
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Thu 14th Jul 2016, 09:43 PM
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

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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.

869 2796 Australia Oct 2016!
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Wed 27th Jul 2016, 08:23 PM
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

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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.

4832 25135 Australia working visa
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Wed 27th Jul 2016, 08:19 PM
Cambodia

Cambodia

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

143 543 Useful Angkor Wat information
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Wed 8th Jun 2016, 09:38 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.

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!

161 405 Any info on Indonesia!!
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Mon 9th May 2016, 04:33 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.

226 847 I invite Japanese people all ages from Japan
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Fri 22nd Jul 2016, 06:15 PM
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.

130 735 Top things to do in Laos
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Wed 8th Jun 2016, 09:47 AM
Malaysia

Malaysia

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

251 949 Weekend trip from KL
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Wed 8th Jun 2016, 11:31 AM
Mexico

Mexico

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

103 145 Mexico and central America
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Wed 27th Jul 2016, 08:50 PM
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.

2268 10756 Koh samui -julay2016
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Sun 19th Jun 2016, 03:29 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 4040 2 month USA roadtrip; advice please!
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Fri 1st Jul 2016, 09:42 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.

247 924 Vietnam for only two weeks
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Wed 8th Jun 2016, 11:40 AM

Hobbies, Interests and Culture

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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.

36 171 Bottlerock Napa!
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Wed 18th May 2016, 06:51 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.

78 343 TEFL/TESOL certification from Global Language Training
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Fri 6th May 2016, 08:28 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

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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?

15 48 Hey all
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Tue 7th Jun 2016, 10:54 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!

17 91 What are the shoe sizes here in China?
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Tue 21st Jun 2016, 07:19 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?
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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 96600 I love how
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Thu 23rd Jun 2016, 06:45 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

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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).

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.

28 169 Is Xtremegapyear.com a good company?
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Sun 19th Jun 2016, 11:12 PM

Travel Mates and Meet Ups

Board Name Threads Replies Latest Post Info
Africa

Africa

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

400 1047 Volunteering with Cheetahs in South Africa
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Sat 7th May 2016, 10:23 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.

4017 18582 Looking to travel Vietnam/indonesia/Thailand September 2016
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Thu 28th Jul 2016, 07:30 AM
Australasia

Australasia

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

4902 39727 Looking for a travel buddy for March 2017 down under!
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Sun 17th Jul 2016, 10:44 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.

238 478 Central America 2016/2017
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Wed 20th Jul 2016, 08:04 PM
Europe

Europe

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

1453 4144 InterRailing buddies wanted
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Sat 23rd Jul 2016, 05:25 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.

753 2509 Looking at South America October 2016
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Tue 26th Jul 2016, 02:53 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.

1076 2463 12 month USA trip Cheap Style
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Tue 26th Jul 2016, 02:42 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.

919 2675 SE Asia August 2016!
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Tue 26th Jul 2016, 12:59 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.

5127 14948 New Zealand/Asia/Europe 2017
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Thu 28th Jul 2016, 07:27 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!

245 620 InterRailing Summer 2016
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Mon 30th May 2016, 09:22 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.

2510 11919 Gap Year Travel Buddies For 2016/2017!
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Tue 26th Jul 2016, 02:37 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.

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