I want to go on a gap year! How often have you heard someone say this, or have said it yourself? Well, don't just say it - do it! It's time to get going on the gap trip of a lifetime...
Going on a gap year is a fantastic experience from which you'll take away amazing memories and many new skills. But after you've decided you want to take a gap year, what next? You'll need to ask yourself 3 key questions: How long do you want to go for? What do you want to do on your gap trip? And finally, where do you want to go?
The first step is to work out how long you've got for your gap trip. Gap travel doesn't have to be for a whole year, so if you only have a few weeks or months free, then that's fine too. Our exciting short gap trips pack awesome gap adventures into a few weeks, so if you think you don't have long enough, think again! If you want a full-on gap year you might want to consider a round the world trip to enjoy as many different destinations and experiences as you can!
Once you know how long you have to play with, you can begin the fun part - deciding what to do! With so many great activities on offer, this can be the hardest part of the process, but this is where our experienced travel advisors can help. Well-travelled themselves, our travel advisors have been there and done that, so they can help you choose from our range of incredible activities, so you can create your ideal gap trip.
If you have an adventurous spirit, enjoy some adventure travel around the world. Want to earn money abroad? Check out our paid work packages. If you're a sightseer, and want to marvel at the beautiful sights of some stunning countries why not sign up for a top country tour? If you want to do something rewarding and worthwhile, make a difference and volunteer abroad. If you wish to learn a new skill, join a learning & self development gap trip and add to your skill set! Whatever your interests, there's a gap year experience to suit you.
As well as deciding what to do on your gap year, you will also need to decide where to go. If you travel around the world, where exactly do you want to stop off? If you're staying in one country, what locations do you want to visit? Picking your destinations can seem daunting but once you find out all the amazing experiences to be had across the globe you'll be raring to go! You might fancy exploring down under on a fun-filled gap trip to Australia, New Zealand or Fiji? Maybe you want to discover your wild side in Africa, take a road trip in the USA, or discover Asia? Our travel advisors can help you find out more about all the amazing destinations we offer all around the world, so you can build your perfect gap trip. Whatever countries you settle on visiting you're bound to have an unforgettable gap trip!
Once you've got your activities and your destinations sorted, it's time to do some serious gap travel preparation. Make a checklist of all the gear you'll need on your travels and make sure you have it all in advance to avoid a last night panic. Make sure you consider important issues such as health and safety on your travels and how best to keep in touch with family and friends while you are away. Now you're set for the gap year adventure of a lifetime!