The Ultimate Backpacking Community

Join the Gapyear Community

Welcome to the Gapyear.com community page. This is where you’ll find a load of like-minded people who all have one thing in common: we love travel and we love to talk about it! Gapyear.com has always been a site written by backpackers for backpackers, so if you want to get out there and see the world and need information and inspiration, you’re in the right place.

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Reasons why you should join

The message boards

The message boards are where you’ll find questions, answers and conversations about pretty much any travelling topic you can think of. If you’re looking for unbiased advice on something but can’t find an existing topic that covers it, just start up a new thread and ask away.

Finding travel mates

As well as providing comprehensive information on all things travel, the message boards are also the perfect place to find travel mates. Going around the world solo can be pretty daunting and certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you want to find somebody to travel with, look at existing threads from people looking for travel mates, or start up a thread of your own.

Sign me up!

Joining the gapyear.com community is easy – all you have to do is take a few seconds to sign up.

You’ll then have to fill in some basic details, like your email address and the username you want to display on your gapyear.com profile. Once you’ve activated your account, you can fill in a few more details if you want.

Then you’re ready to start using the boards!

Interested in writing for us?

Check out our submission guidelines. Please read and follow them thoroughly before pitching any work!

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