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Choosing Your Gap Experience

Choices, choices... Want to take a gap year but don't know where to begin? Choosing your gap experience is never easy, especially as there are so many incredible destinations and amazing experiences out there on offer around the world.

Why choose a gap year?

A gap year is a brilliant way to see the world, experience new things, see new places and make new friends, as well as filling up your memory card with unforgettable images of hot locations abroad! With so much to see and do it's easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the right gap travel experience for you, but ask yourself the following key questions and you'll soon find choosing the right gap trip is easier than you think...

Choosing where to go on your gap year

You may already know exactly where you want to go, or you may be open to all the world's wonderful destinations, but choosing where to go on your gap year is crucial when you're planning your perfect gap trip abroad. Maybe you've always had a burning ambition to see Australia, spent years dreaming of a wildlife gap trip to Africa or have always wanted to see South America? Or maybe you're open to suggestions of new destinations to try abroad? Have a chat with one of our travel advisors and make sure you're not missing out on any dream destinations around the world.

How long should I allow for my gap trip?

It's important to remember that a gap year does not necessarily have to be a full year; you might just want to take a short gap trip. Don't feel obliged to find enough things to do to fill a year if you just want a short break of a few weeks or months. On the other hand, make sure that you don't try to cram everything into a too short space of time. Give yourself a few extra days or a week or two to do things you hadn't planned on doing. Some of the most memorable gap year experiences come from doing unexpected and spontaneous things during your down time.

Choosing what to do on your gap trip

Choosing your gap experience is really down to what activities interest you, what skills you'd like to learn or develop, and what things you'd like to try. Maybe you're an adrenaline junkie who can't get enough adventure travel? Or perhaps you're a party animal who wants to spend their gap year on a party tour?

If you're more chilled out you might want to take a beach or island break? Do you want to earn money with paid work abroad? Maybe you want to see all the major landmarks on a leisurely tour? Or maybe you want to make a difference and volunteer abroad? The great news is, you don't have to pick only one activity; you can choose a few different activities and destinations and plan your perfect trip with the help of our experienced travel advisors.

Make your gap year your own

Ultimately, no one can choose your gap experience for you but you, but our travel advisors can certainly help you make those difficult decisions and even help you build your own tailor-made trip. Make your gap year your own and get your gap adventures started today!

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