Top 5 Archaeological sites in Mexico.

When people think of South America, historical sites and adventurous treks, they often think of Peru. Hardly surprising given the mass marketing behind the famous and ever popular Macchu Picchu trail by the gap year industry, but other countries such

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Khajuraho; Conservative India’s Sexual Paradox.

India is – on the surface at least – a staid, conservative country, not really known for its passion or sexual liberalism.  Conservatism is deeply rooted in its values, cultures and traditions, and not least of which its many religions,

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5 Free Things To Do In Istanbul.

Istanbul is an eternally exotic destination that has lured travellers and wanderers for centuries, a timeless and mysterious destination that straddles Europe and Asia and continues to draw travellers and backpackers today. Despite its enduring popularity with tourists, what surprises

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7 Easy Steps To Deal With Medical Emergencies On Your Gap Year.

When you are planning your gap year or backpacking trip and are filled with the excitement of setting off on your very own round the world adventure, the last thing you will want to think about is preparing themselves for

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Solo Travel Makes You A Superhero!

I have written a lot in the past about how awesome solo travel is, and that is absolutely true, but that doesn’t mean it is without its problems, perils and pitfalls too. The truth is solo travel isn’t for everyone,

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The Elephant In The Room: Why You Shouldn’t Go On An Elephant Trek In Thailand.

Elephant trekking is a popular tourist activity in Thailand, one of the more popular ‘bucket list’ activities in the gap year industry in fact, but there are many reasons why you should scratch riding an elephant off that list immediately.

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Announcing The New Travel Clinic Service.

Following on from yesterdays announcement of the Gap Year Safety Consultation service, and as part of a whole raft of new services designed to make planning and implementing your independent round the world travel dreams easier for you, I am

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