Colombia Travel Guide

With South American destinations such as Brazil, Peru and Argentina on many gap year traveller’s itinerary’s, it can be easy to forget their sister to the north west of the continent, Colombia. Often overlooked in favour of the aforementioned countries, Colombia’s diversity and culture is not to be missed, with fascinating archaeological sites, tropical rainforests and arguably […]

What to Pack for A Trip to Africa

Africa is a popular destination for travellers who are looking to volunteer on their gap year, so we thought we’d put together a packing list to help you decide what you should take with you on your African adventure. From repellents and nets to deter mosquitoes to appropriate clothing and first aid items to keep […]

Travel Tips for India

India is very much like Forest Gump’s proverbial box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. It is a country bursting with culture, kindness and natural beauty, however you must be willing to embrace this with a side of caution, as travellers can often be put off by noise, crowds, unwanted attention […]

Brazil Survival Guide – Safety Tips & Advice

Brazil is the largest country in South America, spanning across more than half the continent and is the 5th largest country in the world! Although notorious for it’s high crime rate throughout it’s major cities, over 150,000 British nationals visited Brazil in 2012 and most of these visits were trouble free. This South American gem […]

Travelling Thailand – What to Pack and What to Leave Behind

It is often difficult to know what to load into your backpack when travelling to a destination where the climate and culture are vastly different to your own. It can be tempting to ram all kinds of everything in ‘just in case’. What if I can’t get proper toothpaste there? What about insect repellent/sun protection/first […]

Thailand – a Real Guide to the Culture

Most guide books on Thailand seem to have a section on culture or how to behave. However, many of these guides seem to be lacking somewhat on the personal experience front, instead relying on a set of generic rules which doesn’t always directly translate. Almost always Thai people will make some allowance for Westerners and […]

Taking a Gap Year in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular gap year destinations in the world. With its varied landscape and attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and miles of pristine beaches it attracts thousands of gappers looking for some sun and a great time!   The Working Holiday Scheme allows young people from the UK to […]

Solo Female Backpacking in South East Asia

Scared? Of course you are and so is every other lone female traveller before they embark on this adventure. But actually, once you get started, you really will wonder what on earth took you so long. You are going to have a ball. The few following snippets of advice may help you find your way […]

Thailand Backpacker Highlights

If I had to use one phrase to describe backpacking in Thailand it would be this – very, very easy. Much of South East Asia can feel like hard work and although you may emerge having proudly earned your hardcore backpacker badge, you are also left feeling drained emotionally and physically. Thailand isn’t like that. […]