Live Gap Year: Saunders and Ollie Travel

A Live Video Gap Year!

Follow Saunders and Ollie's video adventure live during their gap year travels...

Saunders and Ollie are ready to go off exploring the world. Fresh faced, full of beans and just out of university they’re ready for an adventure. Lucky for us they’re going to record all the good / bad / interesting stuff for us to watch from the comfort of home / work / school.

They’ll be following the classic Indochina route through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, and visiting the main attractions and lesser-known secret spots as they go. Their video diaries will be regularly updated on the YouTube channel and they’ll be leaving their top tried and tested advice here on for you to use.

Find out what it’s like to go backpacking for the first time

Saunders and Ollie, both 22 and university pals, have a rough itinerary they’ve put together to include all the main sites and activities along the route. They'll be travelling through Vietnam and Laos on the Stray hop on hop off pass and also visiting: 

  • Grand Palace and a Full Moon Party in Thailand
  • Tubing and Pha That Luang in Laos
  • Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields in Cambodia
  • Mekong Delta and Halong Bay in Vietnam

They’re open to suggestions though.

Saunders and Ollie

C’mon, look at them, let’s make them do some weird stuff. Is there anything along the route you’ve always wanted to check out, or something you did that was totally awesome?

  • Hostel recommendations?
  • Incredible experiences?
  • ‘Interesting’ street food options?
  • Fancy meeting up long the route?

Tweet any suggestions, questions and ideas to @gapyeardotcom using the #SOtravel hashtag and the guys will pick them up. The trip starts on April 9th when they'll fly from London to Bangkok, but you can check out their videos as soon as they're live, right here.