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SE Asia/Australia Last post: June 27th 2017 at 01:10 am by Csim99
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Anyone had an experience of getting a 2nd WHV?Last post: June 25th 2017 at 08:10 am by carlm_7
Travel companion 2017Last post: June 24th 2017 at 11:21 pm by Chris Field
Group chat Australia September 2017Last post: June 23rd 2017 at 11:04 am by erdemb
Newbie in Melbourne!!Last post: June 21st 2017 at 12:35 pm by Sammy_h1x
Travel buddy for 2018Last post: June 20th 2017 at 09:59 pm by Baldy94
Australia August 2017 SoloLast post: June 19th 2017 at 10:03 pm by toffeejelly
gapyear travelLast post: June 19th 2017 at 08:10 pm by livinglikelauren
Interailling solo advice + travel buddies augustLast post: June 19th 2017 at 06:34 pm by joshprice
Interrailing In October Last post: June 19th 2017 at 05:53 pm by joshprice
Tents and BikesLast post: June 15th 2017 at 03:45 pm by kingHORAS
Road trip to the USLast post: June 15th 2017 at 04:11 am by annielam
Learning spanish?!Last post: June 13th 2017 at 12:12 pm by baha
BUDGET HELP!!Last post: June 13th 2017 at 11:01 am by Msellstrom
Australia November 2017, need friends lol Last post: June 11th 2017 at 11:35 am by Oliviataylor95
The log will be buffed not nerfedLast post: June 10th 2017 at 06:50 pm by DavidBxtty
Hair removal whilst travelling - what to do??Last post: June 10th 2017 at 10:37 am by baileycrace
Money back on Interrailing Passes?Last post: June 8th 2017 at 04:18 pm by estw1289327
Interrail - Italy, July 22nd - 7th of AugLast post: June 7th 2017 at 07:16 pm by Markus Bugge

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SE Asia/Australia Posted on: June 27th 2017 at 01:10 am by Csim99
GIRLS! PeriodsPosted on: June 26th 2017 at 02:02 am by mininonnie2
Anyone had an experience of getting a 2nd WHV?Posted on: June 25th 2017 at 08:10 am by carlm_7
Newbie in Melbourne!!Posted on: June 21st 2017 at 12:35 pm by Sammy_h1x
Travel companion 2017Posted on: June 19th 2017 at 10:33 pm by Robert Radford
Travel buddy for 2018Posted on: June 19th 2017 at 09:22 pm by ellieholmes1998
gapyear travelPosted on: June 16th 2017 at 09:36 pm by livinglikelauren
Tents and BikesPosted on: June 15th 2017 at 03:45 pm by kingHORAS
Road trip to the USPosted on: June 15th 2017 at 04:11 am by annielam
BUDGET HELP!!Posted on: June 13th 2017 at 11:01 am by Msellstrom
The log will be buffed not nerfedPosted on: June 10th 2017 at 06:50 pm by DavidBxtty
Money back on Interrailing Passes?Posted on: June 8th 2017 at 04:18 pm by estw1289327
Interrail - Italy, July 22nd - 7th of AugPosted on: June 7th 2017 at 07:16 pm by Markus Bugge
Amsterdam summer ( 3 looking for mates )Posted on: June 7th 2017 at 10:45 am by Joy6
Need travelling buddy Posted on: June 6th 2017 at 04:07 pm by Colleen_
AVOID Posted on: June 6th 2017 at 03:50 pm by portree23
Australia August 2017 SoloPosted on: June 5th 2017 at 07:34 pm by Bradleyw96
August 2017- Australia bound :D Posted on: June 2nd 2017 at 10:46 pm by DanielleDoyle1994
NZ work holiday visa/2018/6mthsPosted on: May 31st 2017 at 06:26 am by Ptlsg
Help/advice planning gap year 2017/18Posted on: May 30th 2017 at 08:04 pm by Isobel_latta

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SE ASIA/AUSTRALIA end of summer 2018Posted on: May 29th 2017 at 08:09 am by Peachesev
Travel buddy - Spain / Europe 2017 ! Posted on: June 26th 2017 at 12:02 am by aabena
Anyone hiking The Pennine Way this summer?Posted on: June 25th 2017 at 11:27 am by notactuallyonagapyearlol
Haven't a clue but need a travel companion!Posted on: June 6th 2017 at 08:21 am by Bexy229
Europe Dec 15th to Jan 15thPosted on: June 24th 2017 at 06:47 pm by notactuallyonagapyearlol
Europe Dec 15th to Jan 15thPosted on: June 24th 2017 at 06:34 pm by notactuallyonagapyearlol
Interrail July 2017, Travel MatesPosted on: March 9th 2017 at 04:35 pm by maya_kyri
Australia Sep 2017 Posted on: April 29th 2017 at 10:19 pm by Beccabx
Australia solo traveling in SeptPosted on: April 10th 2017 at 11:04 am by MelElizabeth
Newbie in Melbourne!Posted on: June 22nd 2017 at 02:10 am by Sammy_h1x
Newbie in Melbourne!Posted on: June 22nd 2017 at 02:01 am by Sammy_h1x
South America - March 2018Posted on: May 1st 2017 at 08:48 pm by Nikkidolls
OCTOBER 2017 SOUTH ASIA,MIDDLE AMERICA.Posted on: June 21st 2017 at 01:05 pm by Oskar Borkowski
Travel buddies, july or August 2017, InterailingPosted on: June 21st 2017 at 12:41 pm by Mark O' Connor
Backpack through AmericaPosted on: June 19th 2017 at 08:10 pm by OwlMaze
Aussie hitting up Europe 2017Posted on: May 14th 2017 at 07:12 am by BPalms
Punta Cana in October 2017Posted on: June 19th 2017 at 04:33 pm by Solo_Charlene
South America - Late 2017Posted on: June 19th 2017 at 12:35 pm by Maverick_nc76
Australia October 17Posted on: June 17th 2017 at 08:37 pm by Mich1

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.

390 1332 Recommended Travel Insurance - 6 months backpacker cover excl. USA
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Mon 10th Apr 2017, 10:21 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.

1175 6936 BUDGET HELP!!
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Tue 13th Jun 2017, 11:01 AM
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.

188 1289 GIRLS! Periods
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Mon 26th Jun 2017, 07:23 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.

12 38 Best route/times/flights for SE Asia and Australia & Costs?
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Wed 10th May 2017, 02:40 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.

13 27 HELP! What companies should I use/ avoid?
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Wed 4th Jan 2017, 03:13 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!

61 276 August 2017- Australia bound :D
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Fri 2nd Jun 2017, 10:46 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.

402 2025 18 month in Mallorca
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Thu 9th Mar 2017, 06:27 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 6832 What to pack for a gap year
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Thu 24th Nov 2016, 09:12 AM
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.

28 66 In Over My Head, Trip Planning, Advice/Help Needed
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Sun 12th Mar 2017, 08:10 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.

8 88 Going to USA prepaid sim card recommendations?
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Sat 25th Feb 2017, 09:17 PM
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.

39 136 Traveller quick tips for a first-time holiday in Malaysia
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Tue 2nd Aug 2016, 09:52 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.

62 230 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.

833 931 spain new years eve
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Wed 28th Dec 2016, 04:46 AM
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!

77 174 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.

5 28 DEPO PROVERA GERMANY BERLIN (contraceptive injection)
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Thu 18th Aug 2016, 06:17 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.

4195 34005 SE Asia/Australia
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4 hours, 18 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.

213 587 Interailling solo advice + travel buddies august
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Mon 19th Jun 2017, 06:34 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.

98 242 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.

5983 34877 plans to newzealand - tips needed
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Thu 25th May 2017, 10:04 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.

6 13 Are you driving to Spain in a UK car? We’d like to buy it from you! :)
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Wed 5th Apr 2017, 03:13 AM
Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel

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

41 64 gapyear travel
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Mon 19th Jun 2017, 08:10 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.

24 127 Jan/Feb 2018 gap year
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Fri 26th May 2017, 07:09 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 3564 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.

1131 15516 Hair removal whilst travelling - what to do??
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Sat 10th Jun 2017, 10:37 AM
Bloke Chat

Bloke Chat

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

236 10329 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.

19 46 Newbie in Melbourne!!
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Wed 21st Jun 2017, 12:35 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!

1482 1655 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.

503 2854 to travel or settle down?
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Tue 2nd May 2017, 08:49 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.

21 43 OZ/ NZ sept 2018
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Tue 6th Jun 2017, 10:22 AM
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.

795 2669 Volunteer orphanage tourism
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Tue 14th Mar 2017, 05:03 PM
Animals

Animals

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

167 677 Recommendations for wildlife volunteering in Africa?
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Mon 29th Aug 2016, 11:05 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.

77 246 Volunteer work in Thailand
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Wed 19th Apr 2017, 03:44 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.

108 240 planmygapyear.co.uk... are they any good?
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Wed 17th Aug 2016, 07:46 AM
Conservation Projects

Conservation Projects

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

87 288 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.

16 54 Help Women Working in the Sex Industry
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Fri 5th Aug 2016, 12:25 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.

83 244 Volunteers to Vietnam
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Wed 16th Nov 2016, 05:08 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.

180 585 Working Holiday Club - experiences?
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Tue 29th Nov 2016, 06:13 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.

872 2802 Nursing
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Tue 9th May 2017, 09:32 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.

58 85 Internships in China
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Fri 6th Jan 2017, 03:50 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.

56 251 Bachelor degree
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Mon 20th Mar 2017, 09:33 AM
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
Author:
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.

4842 25121 Group chat Australia September 2017
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Fri 23rd Jun 2017, 11:04 AM
Cambodia

Cambodia

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

144 546 Best place to spend christmas?
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Sat 17th Sep 2016, 10:52 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.

371 1369 Places of interest between Toronto and Quebec City
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Fri 2nd Sep 2016, 01:04 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.

67 164 Chile Road Trip
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Wed 23rd Nov 2016, 05:55 PM
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 1885 Fecebook in China
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Thu 9th Feb 2017, 08:27 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.

66 176 Is the Galapagos worth it?
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Sat 15th Apr 2017, 07:25 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 6697 Learning spanish?!
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Tue 13th Jun 2017, 12:12 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.

286 1037 Sailing and island hopping in Fiji
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Sat 22nd Apr 2017, 02:12 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.

528 2113 What to wear in India?
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Sat 20th May 2017, 09:17 AM
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 WHV Japan (Information on Jobs)
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Thu 9th Feb 2017, 03:05 AM
Kenya

Kenya

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

52 159 Volunteering in Kenya
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Sat 20th May 2017, 01:33 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.

251 948 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.

997 3100 Anyone had an experience of getting a 2nd WHV?
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Sun 25th Jun 2017, 08:10 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.

34 66 Sailing in Tahiti and French Polynesia
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Wed 8th Feb 2017, 10:28 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.

132 404 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.

2271 10758 Volunteer work
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Wed 19th Apr 2017, 03:40 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!

180 688 Are there any cities that match this description?
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Sun 19th Feb 2017, 04:00 PM
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.

1046 4028 Road trip to the US
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Thu 15th Jun 2017, 04:11 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.

246 917 Vietnam for only two weeks
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Wed 8th Jun 2016, 11:40 AM

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.

36 170 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!

7 592 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.

15 200 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.

80 345 Mexico City v Bogota for Spanish Course
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Wed 12th Oct 2016, 01:39 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.

255 2224 Looking for a Snow Buddy for travel Cheap Italy?Swiss?
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Wed 18th Jan 2017, 03:30 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.

172 690 Mountain biking summer 2017
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Tue 18th Apr 2017, 10:40 AM
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.

5 35 I am starting a travel blog, as well as considering a travel guide.
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Tue 31st Jan 2017, 11:14 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?

20 52 Hi there
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Fri 14th Apr 2017, 07:08 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!

23 94 Your cruise experiences?
Author:
Fri 14th Apr 2017, 07:12 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.

575 12421 stuck at home
Author:
Thu 24th Nov 2016, 09:23 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!

1759 95673 How Many Selfies Do You Take on Holiday?
Author:
Wed 19th Apr 2017, 08:49 AM
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 3296 A Vegan in South America
Author:
Wed 10th Aug 2016, 07:17 PM

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).

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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!

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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).

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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!

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Other Gap Year Companies

Other Gap Year Companies

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

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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.

401 1046 Travel Buddy / Mate for Zanzibar and/or Bali November and December 2016
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Fri 4th Nov 2016, 11:50 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.

4038 18605 SE Asia 2017 amazing adventure
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Thu 15th Jun 2017, 06:41 AM
Australasia

Australasia

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

4920 39115 Australia solo traveling in Sept
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Thu 22nd Jun 2017, 07:04 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.

244 477 Punta Cana in October 2017
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Mon 19th Jun 2017, 04:33 PM
Europe

Europe

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

1491 4189 Travel buddy - Spain / Europe 2017 !
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Mon 26th Jun 2017, 12:02 AM
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.

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Wed 31st May 2017, 10:00 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.

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Mon 19th Jun 2017, 12:35 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.

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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.

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Sat 17th Jun 2017, 11:21 AM
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.

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Mon 26th Jun 2017, 01:09 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!

248 626 Travel buddies for InterRailing!
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Thu 18th May 2017, 05:57 PM
Male Only

Male Only

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

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Thu 1st Dec 2016, 06:44 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.

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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.

2517 11923 Around the world 2017/18
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Thu 1st Jun 2017, 01:21 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.

61 145 Mountain Bike Seasons/ trips
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Wed 26th Apr 2017, 05:06 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!

22 176 USA Summer Camp anyone?
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Sun 13th Mar 2016, 07:09 PM