The Gap Year Advice Blog

What Does Your Choice of Gap Year Destination Say About You?

Where you choose to explore on your gap year says a lot about you… We all know that the deepest depths of the Amazonian jungle certainly […]

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How to Pack the Perfect Gap Year Backpack

It’s never too early to start preparing your gap year backpack. Remember the old adage ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’? Well it happens to […]

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Bon Voyage: How to Painlessly Leave Behind Home, Family and Friends on Your Gap Year

No matter how many times you leave, no matter how much travelling you’ve done, that airport goodbye is never easy. It’s most certainly the hardest on […]

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How to Find the Right Volunteering Opportunity for You

How to Find the Right Volunteering Opportunity for You

Volunteering is without a shadow of a doubt one of the BEST things you can do on your gap year. It sounds cheesy as hell, but […]

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Taking a Gap Year: 7 Convincing Reasons Why This Is the Year

Taking a Gap Year: 7 Convincing Reasons Why This Is the Year

It’s that time of year, the weather is grey, dull and miserable and we are wishing we were anywhere but stuck here in England. For many […]

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Costa Rica Jungle Zip Wiring - How Travelling Boosts Personal Development

How Travelling Boosts Personal Development

It might sound a bit cheesy but, by choosing to do some gap year travel, you’re embarking on a life-changing adventure that will enable you to […]

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15 Essential iPhone Apps to Help You on Your Gap Year

It’s no longer just enough to have your rucksack packed and ready for your gap year. Now you need to have your smartphone prepared and ready. […]

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Backpacking Essentials: The No B.S. Guide to Plan the Perfect Trip

You’re fed up of working nine-to-five in an office, or you’re in need of a well-deserved rest after months of being stuck in exam halls… am […]

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