Travel Basics


Planning a gap year? Dreaming of your very own round the world adventure? This page should be your first stop.

There is a lot to take in when you are starting to plan your gap year, but that is what these basic tips are here for. They are here to walk you through the things you need to know and make sure that you have the knowledge and information you need to be able to start planning your own backpacking trip. There isn’t any need to go into too much detail just yet, you can read more about individual topics in each specific section.

Tips And Advice

Getting Started.

Backpacker Glossary: Get Used To The Lingo.

What Type Of Backpacker Are You?

Planning Your Trip.

Forget The Gap Year Itinerary, Go With The Flow.

How To Plan A Snap Year.

How To Plan A Gap Year.

What You Should Consider Before You Start Planning Your Gap Year.

Why Travel Insurance Is Essential On Your Gap Year.


10 Essential Packing Suggestions No One Ever Thinks About.

How To Pack A Kick Ass Carry On And Travel Like A Boss.

What To Pack For Your Gap Year.

Ultimate Carry On Packing Tips For Your Gap Year.

Before You Leave For Your Gap Year.

How To Deal With Unsupportive Reactions To Your Gap Year.

Reassuring Parents About Your Gap Year Plans.

Life On The Road.

5 Horrible Truths About Your Gap Year That Backpackers Won’t Tell You.

10 Mistakes You Will Make As  First Time Backpacker.

How To Deal With Homesickness On Your Gap Year.

A Guide For Settling Into The Backpacker Lifestyle.

What I Wish People Had Told Me Before I planned My First Backpacking Trip.

What to do after your gap year.

How To Deal With Reverse Culture Shock After Your Gap Year.

It Really Is A Lonely Planet.

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